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The LSU 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.  The Annual Institute typically is held over a two-day period each spring in Baton Rouge.  The conference draws a mix of lawyers, landmen, and industry executives from several states, with most attendees coming from Texas and Louisiana.

In addition to hosting the Mineral Law Institute’s annual conference, the Mineral Law Institute publishes a newsletter and has sponsored the publication of a treatise on Louisiana Mineral Law.

Save the date!  The 71st Annual Mineral Law Institute will be held March 21-22, 2024 in Baton Rouge.


The 70th Annual Mineral Law Institute was Held in Person at Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, 2023.

The Annual Mineral Law Institute is the second oldest annual energy law conference in the country and is now the oldest annual conference that remains dedicated to mineral law in particular.  The 70th Annual Mineral Law Institute was held in person on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

The Annual Institute included presentations on

  • Recent Developments in Mineral Law
  • Rights of Riparian Owners on Rivers, Lakes, and the Gulf: Who Owns What Where?
  • Mineral and Royalty Acquisitions (Including Warranty Issues)
  • Operating in the Haynesville With and Without a JOA–Including under the Revised & Expanded Risk Charge Statute
  • The Accommodation Doctrine: Current Status and Potential Complications
  • Offshore Energy Development
  • An update on legacy litigation
  • The Potential for Conflict Between CCS Projects and Mineral Extraction
  • Developments in Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Pipeline Legal Issues
  • Implied Duties Under Oil and Gas Leases
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism


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

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