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TX Wesleyan Law Energy 2011 : Texas Wesleyan School of Law: 2011 Energy Symposium


When Mar 3, 2011 - Mar 4, 2011
Where Fort Worth, TX
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2010
Notification Due Dec 15, 2010
Categories    energy   environmental   natural resources   law

Call For Papers

The Texas Wesleyan Law Review is pleased to host the 2011 Energy Symposium on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th. This will mark the third year that the Texas Wesleyan Law Review has hosted an energy-related conference. The Symposium will focus on a wide array of energy-related issues examining and exploring topics from the perspectives of the operator, royalty owner, surface owner, regulator, and municipality. Topics may include environmental, regulatory, and leasing issues, as well as operator duties, royalty calculation and payment, transportation and marketing issues, or any other issues of import to oil and gas practitioners and professionals. The Symposium will also include caselaw updates from the Second Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. The Symposium is targeted to legal practitioners, landmen, and other energy professionals.

We are now accepting proposals for papers, presenters, and panel presentations on issues related to this Symposium topic. Examples of the types of topics that we encourage authors, speakers, and panelists to submit include but are not limited to:

• Royalty calculation and payment
• Operator duties (implied and express)
• The Oil and Gas Lease
• New or emerging shale regions
• Mineral and royalty conveyances
• Surface-use issues
• Natural gas marketing
• Subsurface trespass
• Oil and gas litigation strategies and challenges
• Ethical issues encountered in energy practice
• Pooling
• Leasing Trends
• Joint Operating Agreements and Master Service Agreements
• Urban development issues
• Current trends
• Railroad Commission Regulations
• Horizontal drilling challenges and developments
• Seismic and geophysical testing
• Legislative developments and trends
• Municipalities and regulation through local ordinances
• Clean technology in the Oil & Gas Industry
• Environmental developments
• Claims for damage, injury, or death arising from drilling rig or work-site accidents
• Pipeline construction, placement, and easement disputes

Interested authors and presenters should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to by November 15, 2010. Please indicate on your abstract whether you would like to only author a paper, only present on a selected topic, or both author and present a paper. A resume or curriculum vitae must also be submitted along with the abstract. Authors and presenters will be informed by December 1, 2010, of the outcome of the initial review process. Final papers will be due on March 7, 2011. Papers accepted for publication will be published in a special symposium issue of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.

For full panel proposals, please submit the panel topic as well as possible panelists and a resume or curriculum vitae for each panelist. If you would like to serve as the panel moderator, please indicate that on your proposal.

Questions and requests for further information can be directed to Jeanette E. Walston, Texas Wesleyan Law Review Symposia Editor, at Faculty advisors include Professor Wayne R. Barnes, Professor Ronnie Blackwell, and Professor Gabriel Eckstein. Planning committee members include attorneys Daniel B. Mathis and David L. Pratt.

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