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Ernest E. Smith

  • Rex G. Baker Centennial Chair in Natural Resources Law

Publications

Books

  • Oil and Gas Law: Cases and Materials (St. Paul: West, 6th ed. 2013 with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, David E. Pierce & Christopher S. Kulander; 5th ed. 2008 with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson & David E. Pierce; 4th ed. 2004 with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, David E. Pierce, Pauline M. Simmons & Eugene O. Kuntz; 3rd ed. 1998 with Eugene O. Kuntz, John S. Lowe, David E. Pierce & Owen L. Anderson; 2nd ed. 1993 with Eugene O. Kuntz, John S. Lowe & Owen L. Anderson; 1st ed. 1986 with Eugene O. Kuntz, John S. Lowe & Owen L. Anderson).
  • Texas Wind Law (LexisNexis, 2011)(with Steve DeWolf, Roderick Wetsel, & Becky Diffen).
  • Materials on International Petroleum Transactions (Denver: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 3rd ed. 2010 with John S. Dzienkowski, Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, Bruce M. Kramer, & Jacqueline Lang Weaver; 2nd ed. 2000; 1st ed. 1993 with John Dzienkowski, Owen L. Anderson, Gary B. Conine & John S. Lowe).
  • Property: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press, 9th ed. 2008) (with John E. Cribbet, Roger Findley, & John Dzienkowski).
  • Forms Manual to Accompany Oil and Gas Law (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 9th ed. 2008) (with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson & David E. Pierce).
  • Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 5th ed. 2007 with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, & David E. Pierce; 4th ed. 2002; 3rd ed. 1998 with Eugene O. Kuntz, John S. Lowe & Owen L. Anderson).
  • Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 4th ed. 2004) (with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Dzienkowski, John S. Lowe, Robert J. Peroni, & David E. Pierce).
  • Cases and Materials on Property (New York: Foundation Press, 9th ed. 2008, 8th ed. 2002, 7th ed. 1997; 6th ed. 1990) (with John Cribbet, Corwin Johnson & Roger Findley) (and accompanying Teacher's Manual).
  • Texas Law of Oil and Gas (3 vols.; Carlsbad, CA: LEXIS Law Publishing, 2nd ed. 1998; Austin: Butterworth, 1st ed. 1989; 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1991, 1990 Pocket Part) (with Jacqueline Lang Weaver).
  • Oil and Gas Forms Manual (St. Paul: West, 2nd ed. 1993; 1st ed. 1986) (with Eugene O. Kuntz, John S. Lowe & Owen L. Anderson).
  • Advanced Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1985).
  • Cases and Materials on the Law of Immigration and Citizenship (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 1984).
  • Advanced Oil and Gas Cases and Materials (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 1982).
  • Probate and Decedents' Estates, 1981 Supplement. St. Paul: West, 1983 (with M. K. Woodward).
  • Oil and Gas (Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1976).
  • Cases on Property (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 1973).
  • Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas (St. Paul: West, 2nd ed. 1972) (with William O. Huie & Marion K. Woodward).
  • Probate and Decedents' Estates (St. Paul: West, 1971) (with Marion K. Woodward).
  • Oil and Gas: Supplemental Material (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 1970).
  • Texas Land Titles, Supplemental Readings (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 1969).

Articles

  • Winds of Change: The Creation of Wind Law, 5 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law 165 (2009-2010) (with Becky H. Diffen).
  • The Growing Demand for Oil and Gase and the Potential Impact upon Rural Land, 4 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law 1 (2008-2009).
  • In Memoriam: Tribute to Professor Roy Mersky, 87 Texas Law Review 1 (2008).
  • Foreword: Recent Developments: Texas, United States, and International Energy Law, 1 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law 101 (2006).
  • Renewable Energy--the Increasing Role of Wind Power: Incentives, Mandates, Siting, and Leasing, 26 Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute Proceedings 43 (2005).
  • U.S. Legislative Incentives for Wind-Generated Electricity: State and Local Statutes, 23 Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 173 (2005).
  • Corwin W. Johnson [In Memoriam: Corwin W. Johnson], 83 Texas Law Review 1801 (2005).
  • Exploratory Unitization Under the 2004 Model Oil and Gas Conservation Act: Leveling the Playing Field, 24 Journal of Land, Resources, & Environmental Law 277 (2004) (with Owen L. Anderson).
  • Current Judicial Developments in Oil and Gas Law, State Bar Section Report: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, June 1997, at 4.
  • The New Division Order: Legal and Practical Problems, 42 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Proceedings 19-1 (1996).
  • Joint Operating Agreement Jurisprudence, 33 Washburn Law Journal 834 (1994).
  • Environmental Issues for the '90s: National Boundaries and Beyond, Alumni Quarterly (School of Law, University of Maine), Winter 1994, at 12.
  • International Petroleum Development Agreements, Natural Resources & Environment, Fall 1993, at 37.
  • From Concessions to Service Contracts, 27 Tulsa Law Journal 493 (1992).
  • Abandonment and Reclamation of Energy Sites in the United States, 10 Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 46 (1992) (with Donald Zillman).
  • Typical World Petroleum Arrangements, 1991 Institute on International Resource Law: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 9-1 (1991).
  • Current Developments, Recent Trends and Future Issues in Rights of Surface Use in the United States, 8 Oil & Gas Law & Taxation Review 97 (1990).
  • Introductory Remarks to the Texas International Law Journal's 1990 Symposium on International Energy Trade & Regulation, 25 Texas International Law Journal 341 (1990).
  • Don't Let Division Orders Slip Through the Cracks, Texas Lawyer, Apr. 24, 1989, at 22.
  • Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law, 40 Southwestern Legal Foundation Institute on Oil & Gas Law & Taxation 1 (1989).
  • Royalty Issues: Take-or-Pay Claims and Division Orders, 24 Tulsa Law Journal 509 (1989).
  • A Fifty-Year Perspective on World Petroleum Arrangements, 24 Texas International Law Journal 13 (1989).
  • Evolution of Oil and Gas Rights in the Eastern United States, 10 Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Annual 16 (1989).
  • Gas Marketing by Co-Owners: Problems of Disproportionate Sales, Gas Balancing and Accounting to Royalty Owners, 1988 Mineral Law Series: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 12.
  • Division Orders and Other Instruments, 3 Texas Oil & Gas Law Journal 1 (1988).
  • Gas Marketing by Co-Owners: Disproportionate Sales, Gas Imbalances and Lessors' Claims to Royalty, 39 Baylor Law Review 365 (1987).
  • Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law, 38 Southwestern Legal Foundation Institute on Oil & Gas Law & Taxation Annual 1 (1987).
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: A Commentary and Overview, 22 Texas International Law Journal 211 (1987).
  • Duties and Obligations Owed by an Operator to Nonoperators, Investors, and Other Interest Owners, 32 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 12 (1986).
  • Implications of a Fiduciary Standard of Conduct for the Holder of the Executive Right, 64 Texas Law Review 371 (1985).
  • The "Subject To" Clause, 30 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Proceedings 15 (1984).
  • The Standard of Conduct Owed by Executive Right Holders and Operators to the Owners of Nonparticipating and Nonoperating Interests, 32nd Oil & Gas Institute 241 (1981).
  • Annual Survey of Texas Law: Oil and Gas, 30 Southwestern Law Journal 107 (1976).
  • Annual Survey of Texas Law: Oil and Gas, 29 Southwestern Law Journal 109 (1975).
  • Illegitimate Children and Their Fathers: Some Problems With Title 2, 5 Texas Tech Law Review 613 (1974).
  • Kansas Unitization Statute, (pts. 1 & 2), 17 Kansas Law Review 133 (1968), 16 Kansas Law Review 567 (1968).
  • Appraisers and Appraisements Under the Texas Probate Code, 45 Texas Law Review (1967).
  • The Texas Compulsory Pooling Act (pts. 1 & 2), 44 Texas Law Review 387 (1966), 43 Texas Law Review 1003 (1965).
  • Methods for Facilitating the Development of Oil and Gas Lands Burdened With Outstanding Mineral Interests, 43 Texas Law Review 129 (1964).

Reviews

  • Wind Energy: Siting Controversies and Rights in Wind, 1 Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal 281 (2007).
  • Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas: A Model Agreement for States for Joint Development With Explanatory Commentary, 86 American Journal of International Law 241 (1992).

Contributions

  • Onshore Oil and Gas Case Law Update: 2004, Ch. 12 in Fifty-Fifth Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law (Albany, NY: Matthew Bender, 2004).
  • Preface, in Selected Works of A. W. Walker, Jr. (Austin: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2001).
  • Recent Developments in the Executive's Duty, in Institute on Advanced Oil and Gas Law (Austin: State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, 1990).
  • Sharing in the Spoils of Settlements: Royalty Ownershare Part of the Equation, Texas Lawyer, Jan. 2, 1989, at 22.
  • Relationship Between Co-Owners in Marketing Natural Gas, in Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute on Natural Gas Marketing (Santa Fe, NM: The Institute, 1987).
  • Recent Developments in Conveying and Reserving Mineral Interests, in Institute on Advanced Oil and Gas Law (Austin: State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, 1987).
  • Well Abandonment: Legal Issues in the United States, in Conference: Decline and Revival in Energy Markets (London: The University of Texas School of Law and The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, 1987).
  • Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Conveyancing, in Institute on Advanced Oil and Gas Law (Austin: State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program, 1986).
  • Fiduciary Obligations Under Oil and Gas Leases: The Standard of Conduct Owed by Executives and Lessees, in State Bar Institute on Advanced Oil and Gas Law (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1985).
  • Conveyancing Problems: The Duhig Rule, in Institute on Advanced Oil and Gas Law (Austin: State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program,1981).
  • Other Statutory Lines, in Mortgage Lending Institute (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program, 1968).
  • Urbanization and the Surface Development of Mineral Land: The Conflict Between the Dominant and Servient Estates, in State Bar of Texas, Mineral Law Section (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1968).

Other

  • Community Property (Austin: University of Texas Communications Center, 1968) (with William O. Huie).

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