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Oil & Gas 953-S2

November 04, 2015

This course will mainly cover issues of property law and natural resource protection that apply to the development of natural gas and oil. Topics will include:

  • An overview of the science and economics of the gas and oil industries
  • Well leases for extraction of the minerals
  • Pipeline right-of-way easements for transport of the minerals
  • Protection of water supplies from gas and oil development
  • Transition to harder-to-obtain gas and oil from shale formations
  • Leasing on federal lands

As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to read and work on actual lease and easement documents. Whenever possible, the focus will be on contemporary issues that lawyers in the field are currently working on.


The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.

For more information:

Adjunct Professor: Oday Salim
Credits:  2
Class Meets: Wednesday July 6 - Monday July 18
Time:  1:30pm - 4:45pm
Room:  7
Exam:  Scheduled, Monday July 18, 1:30pm
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