Summer 2013 Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice (LW 966) Description

Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice (LW 966 — 1 credit hour) will be offered at the end of the summer 2013 semester. The class will meet in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, August 10, 2013 through Monday, August 12, 2013. See below for Professor David Pierce's message about this course below and a draft of the course description/schedule (454 KB PDF) covering the three days.

An exciting new course, “Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice,” is being offered by Washburn University School of Law this summer, in a condensed format, in Wichita, Kansas. The course will begin Saturday, August 10, 2013 and end Monday, August 12, 2013. It is a one-hour credit/no-credit course available to all students. There are no prerequisites. The course is self-contained and designed to provide the foundation you need to understand fully the issues you will be studying.

The first two days of the course, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, will be conducted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita (map). The third day, Monday, August 12, will be at the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) Oil and Gas Conservation Division offices in downtown Wichita (map).

I will be assisted in teaching the course by lawyers who practice oil and gas law, environmental law, and who appear regularly before the KCC's Conservation Division. The Conservation Division's legal and technical staff will also play a major role in teaching the course.

The Conservation Division has jurisdiction over all oil and gas development operations and environmental issues associated with development. To assist you in evaluating the content of the course, I am attaching a comprehensive course description and schedule.

For those of you clerking and working with students from other schools this summer, please share this e-mail with them. Students from other schools can generally transfer credits earned at Washburn to their schools. Those students would enroll for this course as a visiting student at Washburn, pay Washburn tuition ($597 resident – having lived in Kansas for at least six consecutive months; $932 non-resident), and then transfer the credit to their institution. Interested students from other schools should check with their law school to determine what they need to do to take a course, and earn transferable credit, as a visiting student at another law school. Each school has a policy and procedure for students desiring to earn credit as a visiting student at other schools.

  • Washburn law students can enroll in this course through the normal online enrollment process.
  • Non-Washburn law students can enroll in this course by contacting Donna Haverkamp at (785) 670-1661 or

For questions about the course, contact Professor David Pierce at (785) 670-1676 or