Thursday, March 21, 2024 - Friday, March 22, 2024

LSU's Mineral Law Institute is the second oldest energy law program in the country and the oldest program to retain "Mineral Law" in its title. It is focused on oil & gas as well as mineral rights.

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Can't attend in-person? Join us via online livestream HERE.


Registration Fees:

Full Conference (12.5 hrs):

$445 ($495 after March 14)

Day 1 (Thursday) Only (6.75):

$305 ($355 after March 14)

Day 2 (Friday) Only (5.75): 

$260 ($310 after March 14)


12.5 CLE credits in LA, TX, and MS
10.5 RL, RPL, or CPL credits and 2.0 Ethics Credits for AAPL landmen
**This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in the following specialty fields: Oil, Gas and Mineral Law (12.5 hrs.)

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:15 AMUsufruct Issues in Mineral Leasing and CCUS DevelopmentMrs. Margaret G. Patton - Patton Law Firm, LLC
9:15 AM - 10:15 AMProfessionalismMs. Shayna L. Sonnier - Veron Bice, LLC
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMAI and Lawyer EthicsProfessor Tracy L. M. Norton - LSU Law Center
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMPore Space AgreementsProfessor Tara K. Righetti - University of Wyoming
1:45 PM - 2:45 PMRecent Developments in Louisiana Mineral LawMs. Sarah K Casey - Baker Donelson
Ms. Kate E. Brasseux - LSU Law Center
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWhat is a Mineral in the Green Energy Age? Mr. Jonathan J. Rose - Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland, PLC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM“Oh No! It’s a UMO!” – An Overview of Unleased Mineral Owner Issues Ms. Katherine "Katie" S. Baker - Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Friday, March 22, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:45 AMLouisiana Energy and Conservation UpdateMr. James Blake Canfield - La Dept Of Natural Resources
Ms. Monique M. Edwards - The Edwards Law Group, LLC
Mr. Tyler P Gray - Louisiana Department of Energy and Natural Resources
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLegal Considerations in Brine-Based Lithium ExtractionMr. Caleb Madere - Liskow & Lewis, APLC
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMOffshore UpdateMr. Paul B. Simon - Simon Lawyer, LLC
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMOverview of the CCS Process: Trapping Carbon Dioxide Dr. Mark E. Zappi - Energy Institute of Louisiana /University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1:30 PM - 2:15 PMFrom the Basin to the Tap: opportunities for Comprehensive and Cohesive Water Management in LouisianaMr. Beaux Jones - Water Institute
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMitigating Methane Emissions from Orphan WellsDr. Gregory B Upton Jr. - LSU Center for Energy Studies
Mr. Court C. VanTassell - Liskow & Lewis, APLC

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Conference Location

LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E Campus Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

Overnight Accommodations

A limited number of standard rooms ($169) and suites ($269) are available at Lod Cook Hotel on campus. Call (225) 383-2665. There is no room block, but they are happy to host our group.

General Information

Conference Materials

PDF materials will be emailed to you and available for download approximately one week before the conference.  We suggest that you either print or save the PDF materials to your mobile device, and fully charge your batteries before the conference. NOTE: Hard copy materials will not be available.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in our office in writing no later than Thursday, March 14, 2024 to receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Requests may be emailed to


LSU does NOT offer free parking, nor do we control parking spots or parking policy. You have several options for paid parking. We recommend metered parking in the Union Square Garage for ease and proximity to the Law Center.

For detailed information on all available parking options, pricing, and maps, as well as contact information for the LSU Parking & Transportation office, click here.


Additional Information

Special accommodations for accessibility
Indicate your accommodations request during registration or email with your requests or questions. Please submit such requests by
Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Video and audio recording are prohibited. Selected portions of this conference may be rebroadcast or available on-demand after the conference.


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