International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts & Negotiations: Parts 1 and 2
Houston, Texas
Part 1 - From Concept to Discovery:
September 26-30, 2016
Part 2 - From Discovery to Decommissioning: October 3-7, 2016


Upcoming RMMLF Programs

Challenging and Defending Federal Natural Resource Agency Decisions
September 14-15, 2016 in Westminster, Colorado


Oil & Gas Law Short Course
October 17-21, 2016 in Houston, Texas


Oil & Gas Joint Operations and the New AAPL Form 610 Model Form Operating Agreement
November 3-4, 2016 in Houston, TX


Advanced Public Land Law – The Continuing Challenge of Managing for Multiple Use
January 26-27, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico


International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment
April 26-28, 2017 in Quito, Ecuador

Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute
May 31 – June 2, 2017 in Banff, Alberta

63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 20-22, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

National Environmental Policy Act
November 2-3, 2017 in Denver, Colorado

64th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 19-21, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia

65th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 18-20, 2019 in Monterey, California

66th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 23-25, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah

67th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
July 15-17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington

  • Job Posting: Assistant Attorney General (Anchorage, AK)

  • A Foundation member is looking to purchase a copy of Volume 46 of the Foundation’s Annual Institute Proceedings.  If you have a copy you’d like to sell, please email and we’ll connect you up.

  • Online Indices to Annual Institute Proceedings
    Author Index:  Volumes 36-49 (1990-2003) ; Volumes 50-61 (2004-15)
    Subject Index:  Volumes 36-49 (1990-2003) ; Volumes 50-61 (2004-15)
    Table of Cases:  Volumes 37-49 (1990-2003) ; Volumes 50-61 (2004-15)

  • Building enabling legal frameworks for sustainable land-use investments in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique: A Synthesis, by M Cecilia G Dalupan, Caroline Haywood, D Andrew Wardell, Marie-Claire Cordonnier-Segger and Robert Kibugi -- The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks for major natural resource sectors in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique to analyze whether, and to what extent they enable sustainable investments. National development plans in each country, and their crosscutting laws on land and the environment incorporate principles of sustainable development. However, sector-specific laws governing forestry, agriculture, mining and energy reflect these principles to varying degrees. Relying significantly on natural resources, these countries have witnessed consistent GDP growth in recent years. Despite their resource wealth and increased investments, poverty and resource degradation persist...

  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE J) is a comprehensive publication dedicated to the advancement of domestic and international legal scholarship on oil, gas, and energy and natural resources law. ONE J offers in-depth articles by academics, practitioners, and other interested scholars. In addition, the Journal features comments and notes written by student members and editors on a wide variety of energy topics.

  • Getting the Deal Through: Mining is now available to the Foundation’s constituency at no charge as a PDF or as an eBook at

  • Decision of the Department of Interior collection available: A law firm's library has decided to downsize and wants to give away its collection of Decisions of the Department of the Interior, including Vol. 48 (1922) through Vol. 68 (1961) and Vol. 70 (1963) through Vol. 95 (1988). There are also a Digest of Decisions set covering volumes 52-61, two Dicennial Index-Digest sets covering 1955-1964 and 1965-1974, and then two Quinquennial Index-Digest volumes covering 1975-1979 and 1980-1984. If you are interested in having these books or have a suggestion for where to donate them (other than Colorado School of Mines library), contact Robert A. Bassett.

  • An Introduction to Geology and Hard Rock Mining, by Dr. Willard Lacy (2015 reformatted edition with a new introduction). This 151-page book is an introduction to selected topics in geology and hard rock mining. It provides an overview of these subjects, and is written to give lawyers and landmen a source of basic technical information. Dr. Lacy provides references to give readers the tools to look more deeply into specific issues, and his paper is richly illustrated with detailed and annotated figures and tables.

  • Treatise On Wyoming Water Law, authored by Lawrence J. MacDonnell, who has 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and scholar on western water law and recently retired as a professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

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