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Maclock

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Hello there, folks.  If one wished to specialize in oil and gas and for whatever reason SMU, Houston and UT are out of the picture, what are the best alternatives?  Tulsa?  Oklahoma?  Denver?  Colorado?  Texas Tech?  Baylor?  Anywhere else?  Anywhere in California?

Does anyone know?

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Yale, then Harvard and Stanford.  Oil and Gas practice is no different than any other practice.  Big Texas (and NY, Chi, Cali) firms handle the transactional work and Big DC firms handle a lot of the regulatory work. 
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Yale, then Harvard and Stanford.  Oil and Gas practice is no different than any other practice.  Big Texas (and NY, Chi, Cali) firms handle the transactional work and Big DC firms handle a lot of the regulatory work. 

this is going to piss people off but for firms I think it's: harvard, then yale then stanford.

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Yale, then Harvard and Stanford.  Oil and Gas practice is no different than any other practice.  Big Texas (and NY, Chi, Cali) firms handle the transactional work and Big DC firms handle a lot of the regulatory work. 

I am inclined to disagree.  Oil and gas firms/companies like industry-specific coursework if you are really going to be an oil and gas specialist.  It does make a difference.

Thank you very much for your replies, though!

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Yale, then Harvard and Stanford.  Oil and Gas practice is no different than any other practice.  Big Texas (and NY, Chi, Cali) firms handle the transactional work and Big DC firms handle a lot of the regulatory work. 

I am inclined to disagree.  Oil and gas firms/companies like industry-specific coursework if you are really going to be an oil and gas specialist.  It does make a difference.

Thank you very much for your replies, though!

What firms do oil and gas work?

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If you are dead set on doing oil and gas work then you shouldn't go to law school.  Find a Land Management Grad. program that Oil Companies recruit landmen out of.

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If you are dead set on doing oil and gas work then you shouldn't go to law school.  Find a Land Management Grad. program that Oil Companies recruit landmen out of.


I think he is dead set on doing oil and gas LAW

Maclock

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Yale, then Harvard and Stanford.  Oil and Gas practice is no different than any other practice.  Big Texas (and NY, Chi, Cali) firms handle the transactional work and Big DC firms handle a lot of the regulatory work. 

I am inclined to disagree.  Oil and gas firms/companies like industry-specific coursework if you are really going to be an oil and gas specialist.  It does make a difference.

Thank you very much for your replies, though!

What firms do oil and gas work?

Of names with which you might be familiar, Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins, and Fulbright & Jaworski amongst others.  Of course, these firms have practice groups with other industry focuses, but oil and gas is very big at all three.  Industry-specific knowledge and understanding is important in a business like oil and gas production, and most corporate lawyers don't know too much about the industry and its particular concerns.

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What do you think land men do? 

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If you couldn't get into UT/SMU/UH - how on earth do you think you're going to get into VE, BB, FJ?