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International Oil & Gas Industry: Legal and Policy Seminar
Professor Newman Hood
LL.M Seminar 2021 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
The scramble to secure steady supplies of inexpensive energy has defined much of the twentieth and, thus far, twenty-first centuries. Today, with Middle East politics and oil prices dominating the headlines, the issues that confront the international petroleum industry have come into sharper focus. The industry lies at the intersection of global business, geopolitics, the environment, and, particularly in the developing world, economic development. This seminar will address the international legal norms and public policy principles that have shaped, and continue to guide, this critical industry. Topics to be covered include: sources and uses of energy, oil & gas laws and contracts, maritime boundary disputes, and project financing of energy projects. This course is recommended for students interested in pursuing energy-related careers in government, professional services, industry (e.g., petroleum companies), or international development (e.g., the World Bank, United Nations, USAID).
WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only, on the following days: Monday, January 7, 2013, through Friday, January 11, 2013, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This course is mandatory pass/fail and will count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students. Note: Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory and all enrolled students must attend the first class in order to remain enrolled. Students on the wait list must attend the first class in order to be admitted off the wait list. Enrolled students will have until Monday, January 7, 2013, 5 p.m. to drop this course.