Energy Law-Oil and Gas Law and Policy – Certificate
The 12-credit Certificate in Energy Law - Oil and Gas Law and Policy is designed for energy industry professionals (including experts who negotiate oil and gas and energy contracts and regulation of natural resources such as water and minerals) to deliver specialized legal training for an in-depth understanding of the industry’s changing complex legal and commercial aspects.
Through a 10-month program, the graduate-level Certificate in Energy Law - Oil and Gas Law and Policy will prepare new and experienced energy industry professionals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges in the energy, oil, and gas sector. Specifically, participants will be exposed to (i) important Federal and state laws, regulations and policies in the energy, oil, and gas sector, and (ii) advances in theory and practice, as well as applications of law, regulation and policies through case studies through a module-based structure. Individuals who complete the program will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the energy, oil, and gas sector, providing analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective.
The Certificate in Energy Law - Oil and Gas Law and Policy provides an industry-responsive curriculum with a focus on energy, oil, and gas law as it applies to policies, business, and economic factors. Courses are offered by asynchronous distance learning to provide a flexible schedule for working professionals. Interactive coursework includes case study assignments and regular interaction with classmates through zoom meetings, videos, audio casts, chat rooms, discussion boards, and group breakout sessions.
For more information, please go to law.tamu.edu.
This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Required Courses 1,2,3|
|LAW 618||Contract Law and Strategies 3||3|
|LAW 764||Introduction to the United States Legal System||2|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|ADR Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Through Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration|
|Ethical Decision Making|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Property Law and Transactions|
|Mineral Title Examination and Real Estate Transactions|
|Oil and Gas Contracts|
|Water Law and Regulation|
|Oil and Gas Law|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||12|
Students enrolled in the Masters of Jurisprudence degree program or the Master of Laws degree program at Texas A&M University School of Law and earning the Certificate in Energy Law-Oil and Gas Law and Policy concurrently with the degree program are required to take two additional elective courses in lieu of the required courses listed.
Students who are licensed to practice law in the United States or who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school are required to take two additional elective courses in lieu of the required courses listed.
Students who are foreign-educated lawyers possessing a degree equivalent to the J.D. are required to take one additional elective course in lieu of LAW 618 Contract Law and Strategies.