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Academic Webinar Series: History’s Biggest Commodity Boom & the Third Age of Oil and Gas Law

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Institute for Energy Law |  Academic Webinar Series
James W Coleman
55 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 23, 2019
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Professor Coleman discusses his article, The Third Age of Oil and Gas Law, which explains the economic logic and historical evolution of the oil and gas lease and its increasingly sophisticated successors. He explains how new improvements on the lease can ensure public and private landowners receive maximum benefit from the unprecedented oil boom now transforming the United States.

This program was originally provided with 1.0 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas, but that credit has expired. You may be able to obtain credit for self-study.



MCLE Credit has expired.

Although MCLE credit was previously obtained for this program in at least one jurisdiction (most likely Texas), such credit has expired and not been renewed by The Center for American and International Law. You may be able to obtain credit in certain jurisdictions (self-study credit), but the rules vary greatly by jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE rules and regulations before purchasing or viewing this program.



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SMU Dedman School of Law

James Coleman received two degrees from Harvard University — a J.D. (cum laude) and B.A. in biology (magna cum laude with highest honors in the field). Upon graduation from law school he served as clerk for Eighth Circuit Judge Steve Colloton, and then practiced energy, environmental, and appellate law as an associate in the Washington, D.C., firm of Sidley Austin LLP for three years. 

Prior to joining SMU, he was on the faculty at the University of Calgary, where he taught at both the law school and the business school. Before Calgary, he served on the faculty at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. 

Coleman’s scholarship addresses regulation of North American energy companies, focusing on how countries account for and influence regulation of fuel and electricity in their trading partners and how global energy companies respond to competing pressures from investors and regulators in multiple jurisdictions. He publishes the Energy Law Professor blog and you can follow him on Twitter at @energylawprof. This fall he will teach Oil & Gas Law.