Wind Law

Class Unique: 29120
This class will provide an in-depth study of all aspects of wind law in Texas, as well as other states, 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, permitting and FAA requirements, the sale of wind energy, the impact of wind development on the environment and wildlife, and offshore wind projects. Course materials will include Smith, Wetsel, Diffen, and Powers, WIND LAW (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2015 ed.), as well as other readings and materials posted on Canvas or distributed in class. Student grades will be based upon a final examination, as well as class attendance and participation.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 2.137
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/14/16 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • Wind Law - Smith, Wetsel, Diffen & Powers
      Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender , edition: 2015
      ISBN: 9781422482865   (required)


Wetsel, Roderick E. Wetsel, Roderick E.