September 11, 2006

September 11, 2006

Published Monday, September 11, 2006

EMLF October Educational Programs
Mineral Titles – October 4, 2006
Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, KY Mineral Law Conference – October 5-6, 2006
Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, KY

Hotel Cutoff Date for Marriott Room Block
September 13
A few guest rooms are still available for Thursday, October 5 in the EMLF room block at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington. Call 859.231.5100 and ask for the Mineral Law Conference room block. 

Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute
November 14-15, 2006
USDOL Auditorium, 200 Constitution, Washington, DC
Co-sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. Focus on legal issues under the MINER Act. The complete program may be viewed online.

Careers in Energy Law
EMLF members will speak at a series of programs at EMLF member law schools during October, designed to encourage law students to choose a career in energy and mineral law:

  • October 16, 2006 – West Virginia University College of Law, Davis Gallery
  • October 18, 2006 – Appalachian Law School
  • October 25, 2006 – American University, Washington College of Law
  • October 26, 2006 – University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • October 26, 2006 – Duquesne University College of Law

Texas Students Inaugurate New Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
The new Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law is published twice a year by students at the University of Texas School of Law, 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705, with a subscription price of $30. The journal's primary goal is to serve as training ground for a "new generation of energy attorneys." Its Editor-in-Chief is a 2006 EMLF Scholarship recipient, Nicholas A. Franklin, and its Advisory Board includes Professor Ernest E. Smith, who represents the University of Texas on the EMLF Board of Trustees. 

Volume 1, Number 1 features an article "Interpreting Oil and Gas Instruments" by Professor David E. Pierce of Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS. Other articles in the first issue are "The Compression of Natural Gas: Is it Production or Post Production? Is it Deductible from Royalties? If so, How Much?" by Jeffrey C. King; and "Remedies for Defrauded Purchasers of Oil & Gas Interests Under the Securities Laws," by Nelson S. Ebaugh. 

Additions to the EMLF Website
If you haven't been to the EMLF Website lately, take a look - the members-only area now includes a section for posting news and a link to the members-only discussion group, as well as access to the White Papers. Also, there is an RSS news feed through Google that changes four times a day, tailored for topics that will interest EMLF members. Plus, there are search features now for both the White Papers and the membership directory.