Course Assignments and Cancellations

Course Professor Posted

Class for Thursday, January 24, has been cancelled.

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SPRING, 2019


Mr. Pearson


Course Materials


Martin & Kramer, Oil and Gas Cases and Materials - 9th Edition 2011 ("Martin")


Class "Assignments and Outline" together with "Handout Materials" will be


provided in class.


First Assignment


A. Characteristics of Oil and Gas:


Read generally pp. 1-16 in Martin.


B. The Rule of Capture and Correlative Rights:


Read Ellif v. Texon Drilling Co. pp. 16-23 and Notes 1, 4, 8, 11 and 12


that follow in Martin and commentary on State Regulation and


Modification of the Rule of Capture pp. 28-30 in Martin.


C. Subsurface Storage of Gas:


Read Northern Natural Gas Co. v. L.D. Drilling, Inc. pp. 30-37 in Martin.



Welcome back, and welcome to Law and Popular Culture.  For our first class, please read the Preface and also pp. 3-22 of our course book, Law and Popular Culture, by Michael Asimow and Shannon Mader. 

Roll Tide,
Professor Carodine

CRIMINAL EVIDENCE SEMINAR: Our class on January 10 is canceled.  Our first class will be on Thursday, January 17. 


Welcome to Legislation and Regulation. There will be no class on Monday, January 7 or Tuesday, January 8.  Our  first class session will be Monday, January 14.  Our texts for this course are:


Eskridge, Frickey, Garrett, and Brudney, Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (5th ed.) and the accompanying 2018 Supplement. In advance of our first two class sessions, please read and be prepared to discuss the following: 

Class one:     pp. 1-34

Class two:     pp. 418-441 (end at C.)




Please register as soon as possible for the course website on TWEN.  Be sure that the email address you provide to the site is accurate and that it is an address you check regularly.  The name of the text and the assignment for the first class appears on the website’s home page.


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Please see attached assignment for Water Law.

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Please see attached, the reading assignment memo for the first week of Constitutional Law class for Professor Krotoszynski.

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Please see attached, the reading assignment memo for the first week of First Amendment class for Professor Krotoszynski.



Please note that the correct book for Krotoszynski's section of constitutional law is:

Jonathan D. Varat & Vikram D. Amar, Constitutional Law:   Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 15th ed. 2017).

The ISBN for this book is:  9781683287452.

Here is a link to the publisher's website:


The law school's website had incorrectly listed the "concise edition" as the casebook for this course.  Students will need the regular/full edition -- NOT the concise edition.

Feel free to find a used copy, however.

Students SHOULD NOT purchase the supplement -- the supplement is not required.