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.