Fall 2019
5355 Oil & Gas Law - WARREN- 14706

Professor(s): Gina Warren (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers the basic property, contract and regulatory framework for oil and gas production in Texas. It explores common law property concepts (such as the rule of capture, trespass, cotenancy, life tenancy); the provisions of an oil and gas lease negotiated between a mineral interest owner and an oil company as lessee; mineral and royalty interest conveyancing; and Railroad Commission regulation of drilling, production, pooling, and unitization for the efficient and fair development of oil and gas.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 4/17/19

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Casebook: pp. 1-55 (skim)

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (5/8/2019 1:52:18 PM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Required Reading Material: Casebook: Lowe, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West, Seventh Edition) (ISBN: 9781683288329). Highly Recommended: Primer: Joseph Shade, Primer on the Texas Law of Oil and Gas (5th Edition) (ISBN: 9780769880907).