Save the Date for the Inaugural One J Symposium, April 7, 2017, featuring Prof. Owen Anderson, Prof. Bruce Kramer, Prof. John Lowe, Prof. Patrick Martin, Prof. David Percy, Prof. David Pierce, Prof. Ernest Smith, and Adjunct Prof. Harry Sullivan. To be held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation PRESS RELEASE - July 20, 2016
The Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are pleased to announce the following Officers, Members of the Board of Directors, Honorary Trustee, and Trustees-at-Large for 2016-2017. These complement the Trustees appointed by the Foundation's Constituent Law Schools, Bar Associations, Oil and Gas Associations, and Mining Associations.
President: Jonathan A. Hunter, Liskow & Lewis PLLC, New Orleans, LA
Vice President: Michael J. Malmquist, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT
Secretary: Stuart R. Butzier, Modrall Sperling, Santa Fe, NM
Treasurer: Jolisa M. Dobbs, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS-AT-LARGE, 2016-2017
Scot Anderson, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Denver, CO
Michael J. Bourassa, Fasken Martineau, Toronto, ON
Rebecca W. Watson, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO
Rob Risley, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Alex Ritchie, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM
Sandra B. Zellmer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Lincoln, NE
Steven P. Williams, EOG Resources, Inc., Denver, CO
Daniel Altikes, Antofagasta Minerals, Toronto, ON, Canada
Howard L. Boigon, Boigon Law, Ltd., Denver, CO
C. Mark Brannum, Jonah Energy LLC, Denver, CO
Marcilynn A. Burke, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX
Joan E. Drake, Modrall Sperling, Albuquerque, NM
Lee Fanyo, Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C., Denver, CO
Patrick J. Garver, Toronto, ON
Jana L. Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX
Florencia Heredia, HOLT Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Steven K. Imig, Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C., Denver, CO
Suedeen G. Kelly, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC
Dawn G. Meidinger, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
Ramona L. Monroe, Stoel Rives LLP, Anchorage, AK
Gregory J. Nibert, Hinkle Shanor LLP, Roswell, NM
Sam Niebrugge, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO
Nora R. Pincus, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT
Uriah J. Price, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings, MT
Ignacio J. Randle, Estudio Randle, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Constance L. Rogers, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO
Matthew Salzman, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Kansas City, MO
Amy E. Seneshen, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO
Sarah A. Strunk, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
Rebecca Tsosie, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, AZ
Carlos Vilhena, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brasilia, Brazil
Mary A. Viviano, Vantage Energy LLC, Englewood, CO
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Announces the 2016 Recipients of the CLYDE O. MARTZ TEACHING AWARD
A primary mission of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is to promote the teaching of the law of mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and other related areas of natural resources law. The greatest source of encouragement of knowledge of the law of natural resources development is through inspiration instilled by professors and other teachers of natural resources law.
Clyde O. Martz, the eighth president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, was a teacher of natural resources law whose casebook pioneered the teaching of the law of natural resources development as a whole, and who made many other contributions to the growth and stature of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the study of the law of natural resources development, including the editing of the first edition of the American Law of Mining. Accordingly, in 1993 the Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation established the Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award to honor those who have performed meritorious teaching in natural resources law or development to students either in a classroom setting or at courses sponsored by the Foundation or other not-for-profit organizations. Excellence in teaching performance is the primary criterion for the award, and consideration is given to the fostering of a broad understanding of the law, mentoring of students, and innovative style.
The Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2016 recipients of the Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award are:
Robert Glennon, Regents’ Professor, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and
Kendor P. Jones, Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation PRESS RELEASE - July 20, 2016
The Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are pleased to announce that the following new Constituent Law Schools have been admitted to the Trustees Council:
Florida State University College of Law
Texas A&M University School of Law
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and other related areas. The Foundation’s Constituent Organizations promote these educational objectives.
The Trustees Council now includes 64 Constituent Organizations: 32 Law Schools, 13 bar associations, and 19 mining and oil and gas associations.
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, approached the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in 2014 with a proposal for the law school to conduct an accredited Mining Law course in conjunction with the Foundation’s Mining Law Short Course. Washburn Law faculty approved adding the Mining Law course to the school’s curriculum. The course was eventually administered, examined, and graded by Professor David Pierce, with the substance being taught by 30 lawyers as part of the Foundation’s Mining Law Short Course held November 3-7, 2014, in Westminster, Colorado. The Foundation provided a grant to cover travel and living expenses to allow up to 10 Washburn students to attend.
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.