Kan. regulators, law school train oil, gas lawyers

The Reliance Industries Limited petrochemical plant at Hazira in western India , Photo Credit: Courtesy Reliance Industries
The Reliance Industries Limited petrochemical plant at Hazira in western India , Photo Credit: Courtesy Reliance Industries

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas utility regulators and the Washburn University School of Law have formed a new partnership to train the next generation of oil and gas attorneys.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/147EVDh) reports that it’s a growing area of law as hydraulic fracturing expands. As part of the new effort, lawyers recently stood before members of the Kansas Corporation Commission re-enacting an Ellis County case decided two years ago.

The case was picked because it highlights some of the main issues that come up in oil and gas cases. They include getting as much product out of the ground as possible and protecting the environment.

Washburn Law professor David Pierce says the re-enactment capped a weekend seminar that pulled in about 50 students and graduates from as far away as Hawaii.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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