The Louisiana Mineral Law Institute was created in 1953 as an annual continuing legal education program. The goal of the Institute is to promote an understanding of the mineral law of Louisiana and neighboring states, and to facilitate the development of the law through educational activities. In 2013 the Sixtieth Annual Institute was held at the LSU Law Center, drawing nearly 400 lawyers, landmen, and industry executives from several states.  In addition to consideration of important developments in the law of oil and gas at the annual program, the Mineral Law Institute sponsors other continuing education programs at the Law Center and cooperates with energy related research and educational programs at Louisiana State University. Projects of the Mineral Law Institute presently being implemented include a collaborative Louisiana Mineral Law Treatise, publication of a periodic Louisiana Mineral Law Newsletter, publication of the proceedings of recent Mineral Law Institute programs, and sponsorship of student scholarships for mineral law studies.  The planning and activities of the Mineral Law Institute are supported by a Mineral Law Institute Council comprised of leading members of the oil and gas legal community of Louisiana and of other producing states.


John Perez Graphics & Design makes donation

John Perez Graphics & Design, which does an excellent job with graphics and animations related to the oil and gas industry, recently donated the use of certain graphics and animation to LSU to boost the oil and gas program.  In particular, the firm donated use of graphics illustrating salt domes and animations explaining secondary recovery, enhanced oil recovery, salt water disposal, and steam assisted gravity drainage projects.  The Mineral Law Institute thanks John Perez Graphics & Design for its generous support.



Antaki wins LSU Law Center’s Second Annual Energy & Mineral Law Writing Competition

Nicholas Antaki won the LSU Law Center’s second annual Energy & Mineral Law Writing Competition.  Kerry Kilburn (’82) of the Kilburn Law Firm and Campanile Charities sponsored the writing competition, which was open to all 2L and 3L LSU Law students.  This year’s competition required students to analyze issues relating to the relationship between a Mineral Code article that provides that the expectancy that a mineral servitude might expire is not an item of commerce and a Mineral Code article that provides for operation of the after-acquired title doctrine.  A cash prize was awarded to Mr. Antaki.  Hayne Caliva was the winner of the first annual competition.

63rd Annual Mineral Law Institute
Dates: March 31 & April 1, 2016
LSU Law Center, McKernan Law Auditorium. Brochure

Keith B. Hall, Director
Phone: 225/578-8709