Professor Alex Ritchie co-authors casebook on oil and gas law

August 30, 2016 - Tamara Williams

Professor Alex Ritchie
Professor Alex Ritchie

Professor Alex Ritchie has co-authored the tenth edition of "The Law of Oil and Gas: Cases and Materials," which was published this summer by Foundation Press.

"The Law of Oil and Gas" is one of only two U.S. casebooks devoted primarily to oil and gas law. Ritchie also co-authored the new edition of the teachers’ manual for the book.

Ritchie joins Patrick Martin, Campanile Professor of Mineral Law, Emeritus, Louisiana State University; Bruce Kramer, Maddox Professor of Law, Emeritus, Texas Tech University; and Keith Hall, Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law, Louisiana State University, as the authors of the book.

“It was a great honor to be asked by Professors Pat Martin and Bruce Kramer, two of the leading academics in oil and gas law, to join them as authors of this book,” Ritchie said. “I’m very much looking forward to using the book in my classes.”

Previous editions of the book have covered the property and common law aspects of oil and gas acquisition, development, and operations, as well as regulations to prevent the waste of and conserve oil and gas.

For this new edition, Martin and Kramer invited Ritchie and Hall to write new chapters addressing the federal, state, and local environmental and land use regulation of oil and gas production.

The book is comprehensive and meant for use in multiple classes such as a basic oil and gas law course, an advanced course, and a course devoted to environmental regulation of oil and gas.