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.

Caliva wins LSU Law Center’s First Annual Energy & Mineral Law Writing Competition

Hayne Beatrous Caliva, a 2013 J.D. candidate, won the LSU Law Center’s first 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 applicability of prescription of nonuse when the federal government acquires property by condemnation and the former owner of the condemned property reserves a mineral servitude.  A cash prize was awarded to Ms. Caliva.
To contact us:
Louisiana Mineral Law Institute
431 Law Center
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1000

Keith B. Hall, Director                               Phone: 225/578-8709                           keith.hall@law.lsu.edu

Missi Lightfoot,
Coordinator                       Phone:  225/578-8724
Fax:       225/578-5935
E-mail:   mli@law.lsu.edu

61st Annual Mineral Law Institute
Dates: April 3-4, 2014
LSU Law Center, McKernan Law Auditorium
Brochure for the Mineral Law Institute

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Second Annual Energy & Mineral Law Writing Competition.  The 2014 competition closed on March 7, 2014.  Announcement of winning papers is forthcoming.