Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice Course a Big Success

Photograph: Professor David Pierce.

The Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice course held last weekend in Wichita was a big success with 34 speakers.

Washburn Law Professor David Pierce, director of Washburn Law’s Oil and Gas Law Center was recently quoted in the Wichita Eagle. "The re-enactment capped a three-day weekend seminar that included full-day lectures Saturday and Sunday and pulled in about 50 students and graduates from as far away as Hawaii," he said.

A mock hearing was held on Monday, re-enacting a two-year old Ellis County case that focused on the issues usually seen in cases held before the Kansas Corporation Commission. The re-enactment was part of a new partnership between Washburn Law and the commission to train future oil and gas attorney.

Students attending the seminar were appreciative of the event.

"I just returned from attending the three-day Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice held in Wichita," said Washburn Law student Adeel Syed.  "It was a phenomenal experience with excellent and incredibly useful information on Kansas Corporation Commission Conservation Division, Oil and Gas practice, and Oil and Gas geology and engineering.

"Thanks to Professor Pierce for offering this class, KCC legal staff for hosting us and sharing the wealth of information, practicing attorneys for sharing their insights, and the Commissioners for participating in the mock hearing. The hearing was a highly educational event that gave us the insight into KCC inner workings, what goes on during the hearings and how Commissioners make the decision when issuing orders.

"This entire experience makes us more practice ready to better serve our future clients and we thank you."

Read more: http://www.kansas.com/2013/08/13/2939681/mock-trial-gives-law-students.html