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Oil and Gas Law Short Course

This course will provide a broad overview of oil and gas law. It will examine the process by which oil, gas, and other minerals are produced and the legal issues raised by the various stages of production. It will also explore the property rights that allow for such production and the contracts by which those rights are created and extinguished. The course will also discuss emerging topics that will hold the future for oil and gas litigation. Examples of topics covered by the course will include, among others, federal and state regulation of the oil and gas industry, mineral leasing issues, property rights in minerals, environmental obligations associated with oil & gas activities and technologies providing opportunities for expanding the scope of mineral production. In addition to lectures, this course will include a practical component consisting of mock contract negotiations requiring the application of basic oil & gas legal principles. Pass/Fail. [1] Enrollment limited