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Joseph A. Schremmer

      Assistant Professor of Law

      Education

      • B.S., B.A., University of Kansas
      • M.B.A., University of Kansas
      • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
      • Member of the Kansas Bar

      Contact Information

       Ph.: 505-277-5665
       Office: 2532
       

      Profile

      Joe Schremmer teaches courses on oil and gas law, contracts, secured transactions, and property. He writes on issues of oil, gas, and mineral law and the nature and extent of property rights in the subsurface of land.

      Schremmer joined the law faculty in 2019 following six years in private practice with small firms. Among many other areas of civil practice, Schremmer was a comprehensive oil and gas lawyer, representing numerous producers and royalty owners in litigation and transactional matters. He also served as general counsel for a privately held oil and gas exploration, production, and service company. He is a past president of the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Section of the Kansas Bar Association. Before becoming a lawyer, Schremmer worked in a variety of jobs in the Kansas oil and gas industry, where he was born and raised.

      Schremmer previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaching oil and gas law, and Washburn University School of Law, teaching environmental regulation of the oil and gas industry and mineral title examination. Schremmer was honored by the graduating class of Washburn Law as the 2019 adjunct professor of the year.

      A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Schremmer was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Kansas Law Review and received the Samuel Mellinger Award as the top overall graduate in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.

      Courses

      • Advanced Oil and Gas Law
      • Contracts I
      • Oil and Gas Law
      • Property I
      • Secured Transactions

      Publications

      Books

      The Law of Oil and Gas: Cases and Materials (11th ed. Foundation Press) (forthcoming 2021) (with Patrick H. Martin, Bruce M. Kramer, Keith B. Hall, and Tara K. Righetti)

      Book Chapters

      Crystal Gazing: Foretelling the Next Decade in Oil and Gas Law, 66th Annual Institute Proceedings (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 2020). 
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Kansas Annual Survey of Law (Kansas Bar Association 2020) (co-authored with Casey L. Jones & Charles A. Steincamp).

      Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Kansas Annual Survey of Law (Kansas Bar Association 2019) (co-authored with Casey L. Jones & Charles A. Steincamp).

      Oil & Gas (Kansas), Environment, Energy & Resources Law: The Year in Review (2018) (co-authored with Charles C. Steincamp).
      Available at: American Bar Association

      Articles

      Waste and the Governance of Private and Public Property, 93 U. Colo. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2022) (with Tara K. Righetti).
      Available at: SSRN

      Join with Me Won’t You? Civic Engagement, COVID-19, and the Millennial Generation of Law Professors, in Get in Good Trouble: A Collection of Essays by Millennial Law Scholars, J. LEGAL EDUC. (forthcoming 2021).

      Pore Space Property, 2021 UTAH L. REV. 1 (2021) (lead article).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Getting Past Possession: Subsurface Property Disputes as Nuisances, 95 WASH. L. REV. 315 (2020).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Imputing Regulatory Failures in Oil and Gas Licensing: A Discussion and Proposal, 57 WASHBURN L.J. 265 (Spring 2018) (co-authored with Charles C. Steincamp).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Private Enforcement of the Kansas Wage Payment Act, 62 U. KAN. L. REV. 1227 (June 2014) (co-authored with Sean M. McGivern).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Avoidable Fraccident: An Argument Against Strict Liability for Hydraulic Fracturing, 60 U. KAN. L. REV. 1215 (June 2012).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Bar & Trade Publications

      Laches Held to Be a Cognizable Offensive (As Opposed to Defensive) Claim to Establish Title to Mineral Interests in New Mexico, OIL & GAS E-REPORT 12 (April 2020).
      Available at: Oil & Gas E-Report

      First Assignee of Oil and Gas Lease Loses Title to a Subsequent Assignee Under New Mexico’s Recording Statute Because of a Defective Notary’s Acknowledgment, OIL & GAS E-REPORT 14 (April 2020).
      Available at: Oil & Gas E-Report

      A New Associate’s Field Guide to Partner Compensation, J. KAN. B. ASSOC. 18 (October 2019).
      Available at: UNM-DR 

      Oil and Gas Secured Transactions in Kansas, J. KAN. B. ASSOC. 23 (November/December 2017).
      Available at: UNM-DR 

      The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Tool for Those Who Represent Employees, Claimants, and Plaintiffs, J. KAN. ASSOC. JUSTICE 18 (January 2014) (co-authored with Sean M. McGivern)
      Available at: UNM-DR 

      Popular Press

      The Curious Policy Implications of In re SemCrude: Do Crude Oil Markets Need a Volcker Rule?, WASHBURN L.J. ONLINE (September 4, 2018).
      Available at: UNM-DR 

      Technical Papers

      Integrated CCS for Kansas (ICKan) Final Technical Report (Dec. 31, 2018) (multi-author work).
      Available at: OSTI

      Briefs

      Brief for the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association as Amicus Curiae, Jason Oil Co., LLC v. Little, (2018) (KAN. SUP. CT.  NO. 118,387).
      Available at: UNM-DR

      Awards

      Leon Karelitz Oil & Gas Law Professor

      Adjunct Professor of the Year, Washburn University School of Law, 2019

      Super Lawyers Rising Star—Missouri and Kansas, 2018, 2019

      President’s Award, Wichita Bar Association, 2019

      Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, 2019

      Impact

      Avoidable Fraccident: An Argument Against Strict Liability for Hydraulic Fracturing, 60 U. KAN. L. REV. 1215 (June 2012).

      Reprinted: 50 ROCKY MTN. MIN. L. FOUND. 141 (2013).

      News

      Lure of Oil and Teaching Takes Wichita Attorney to New Mexico, Wichita Business Journal (Jun. 12, 2019), https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2019/06/12/lure-of-oil-and-teaching-takes-wichita-attorney-to.html

      New Mexico Methane Limits Come as States “Fend for themselves,” Bloomberg Law (Sept. 2, 2020), https://news.bloomberglaw.com/environment-and-energy/new-mexico-methane-limits-come-as-states-fend-for-themselves

      New Mexico Considers “More Ambitious” Methane Limits, Bloomberg Law (Sept. 2, 2020), https://news.bloomberglaw.com/environment-and-energy/new-mexico-considers-more-ambitious-oil-gas-methane-limits

      Shifting Politics Expected to Affect NM Oil and Gas Sector, New Mexico News Port (Dec. 9, 2020), https://newmexiconewsport.com/shifting-politics-expected-to-affect-nm-oil-and-gas-sector/

      Biden’s Pause on New Oil and Gas Leases May Not Apply in this Everglades Preserve, Southerly Magazine (Mar. 9, 2021), https://southerlymag.org/2021/03/09/bidens-pause-on-new-oil-and-gas-leases-may-not-apply-in-this-everglades-preserve/