Oil and Gas

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 1:05 - 2:20 pm TNH 3.125

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam December 11, 2024


The course is primarily focused on domestic onshore oil and gas case law, viewed in part with a litigation focus, and including a study of common property interests created in oil and gas, with limited consideration of developing law on renewable energy and climate. The course includes an examination of fundamental state oil and gas law concepts including issues raised by modern horizontal drilling and fracturing; introduction to, and analysis of, the oil and gas lease with attention to its common structural components and the law that has developed around them; introduction to titles and conveyances in oil and gas; introduction to state regulation of oil and gas; discussion of selected oil and gas agreements that arise subsequent to the oil and gas lease; discussion of developing of state owned lands; and brief consideration of renewable energy, climate change litigation and federal environmental regulation. 

Evaluation of student performance will consist of a final examination (including essay questions or a combination of essay and short-answer questions) plus attendance and class participation credit.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law *
Lowe, John, Anderson, Owen, Kulander, Christopher, Ehrman, Monika, Griggs, Burke
West Academic , edition: 8
ISBN: 978-1-63659-169-8


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
07/18/2024 Room(s) changed
04/01/2024 Room(s) changed