Scott Gaille : Courses and Seminars
Energy Law Seminar
The Energy Law Seminar exposes students to current issues facing energy industry practitioners. Topics covered during the first half of the seminar include United States shale developments, international energy projects, the natural resources curse, energy finance challenges, and energy litigation/arbitration trends. The second half of the seminar consists of a West Africa simulation, in which student teams bid on real petroleum licenses in West Africa, engage in a multilateral negotiation with other teams to acquire and divest license interests, and then drill wells by rolling dice to determine which of the 50 petroleum prospects are discoveries. The grade is based on in-class participation (including presentations and simulation performance), negotiation sessions between class meetings, and a series of written memoranda.