SMNR: Wind Law

Class Unique: 29885
This seminar will provide an in-depth study of all aspects of Texas wind law, including the history of wind energy, wind farm fundamentals, the major elements of the wind energy lease, conveyances and easements, severance of “wind rights,” government tax incentives, litigation, transmission issues, the sale of wind energy, and offshore wind projects. Course materials will include Smith, DeWolf, Wetsel and Diffen, Texas Wind Law (Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender 2011), as well as other readings and materials posted on Blackboard or distributed in class. Attendance and participation in seminar discussions are mandatory. Each student will be required to write a seminar paper of 30 to 50 typewritten pages, double spaced, including footnotes. A list of topics will be posted on Blackboard and distributed in class. You may either choose from this list or decide on another topic with the consent of the instructors. Roughly the first three-fourths of the course will consist of lectures and question and answer format, whereas the last quarter will focus on the presentation by each student of his or her topic, along with class discussion and analysis. Student grades will be based primarily on the paper, but also upon class attendance and participation. This seminar was previously taught as Texas Wind Law (397S). Any student who has completed Texas Wind Law is not eligible to take this seminar.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 2.138
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

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Wetsel, Roderick E. Wetsel, Roderick E.
Dewolf, Steven K. Dewolf, Steven K.