Current Plaudits

David Pierce

Professor, School of Law

Books

  • Kuntz A Treatise on the Law of Oil and Gas, Cumulative Supplements, 2010 (Anderson Publishing Co. and LexisNexis)
  • Kuntz A Treatise on the Law of Oil and Gas, Cumulative Supplements, 2000-[2009] (Anderson Publishing Co. and LexisNexis) (with Owen L. Anderson, Ernest E. Smith and John S. Lowe).
  • Contributor, Oil and Gas Reporter, Volumes 153-168 (LexisNexis 2003-2009) (with other editors).
  • Forms Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th. ed. (2008) (Thomson/West)  with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).
  • Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th. ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).
  • Teacher's Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Chapters

  • "Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2010 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).
  • "Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2009 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).
  • "Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).

Journal articles

  • "The Three Steps of Legal Drafting," Kansas Bar Association Forum, 2011.
  • "Trespass in a Shale Play," Special Institute on Development Issues in the Major Shale Plays, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2010.
  • "Royalty Jurisprudence: A Tale of Two States." Washburn Law Journal 49: 347-377 (May 2010).

Presentations

  • "Emerging Issues in Energy Litigation," Appellate Judges Education Institute, New Orleans La., November 2012
  • "Implied Covenant Lawin the Horizontal Context," Horizontal Oil and Gas Development Special Institute, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colo., November 2012
  • "Exploring the Key Difference Between Kansas and Oklahoma Oil and Gaw Law," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, University of Oklahoma School of Law, November 2012
  • "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas," "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," "Oil and Gas Conveyancing Issues," Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, October 2012
  • "Recent Developments in Kansas Oil and Gas Law" and "Professional Responsibility and the Oil and Gas Lawyer: The Drafting Context," KBA/KIOGA Oil and Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, October 2012
  • "From Horse and Buggy to Horizontal Drilling: The Common Law, The Third Restatement of Property (Servitudes) and Easement Rights to Develop Oil and Gas," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Institute, Charleston, S.C., June 2012
  • "An Introduction to Kansas Law Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry," Shell Oil Company, Harper, Kan., June 2012
  • "Midstream Issues," Third Law of Shale Plays Conference, Institute for Energy Law, The Center for American and International Law, Fort Worth, Texas, June 2012
  • "Recent Developments in Contract Law and Property Law, Washburn University School of Law, June 2012
  • "Oil and Gas Law: Kansas Style," Energy Law Symposium, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Fort Worth Texas, March 2012
  • "The Essence of Kansas Oil and Gas Law in 100 Minutes," KBA Oil and Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Dodge City, Kan., March 2012
  • "Carol Rose Comes to the Oilpatch: Modern Property Analysis Applied to Modern Reservoir Problems," Marcellus Shale Law and Policy Symposium, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, State College, February 2011
  • "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, October 2010
  • "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production and Marketing," "Common Interests Created in Oil and gas," "The Oil and Gas lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy Law Institute, Houston, Texas, October 2010
  • "The Art and Science of Drafting Property Conveyances," Washburn Real Estate Society, Topeka, September 2010
  • "Recent Developments in Kansas Business, Contract and Property Law," Washburn School of Law, June 2010
  • "Professional Responsibility and the Transactional lawyer," CASA of the 31st Judicial District, Erie, Kan., May 2010
  • "Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Development by Maximizing Production Conservation," North Dakota law Review Energy Law Symposium, Grand Forks, April 2010
  • "Professional Responsibility and the Transactional Lawyer," Neosho County Courthouse, Erie, Kan., May 2010
  • "Royal Jurisprudence: A Tale of Two Sates," The Future Course of Oil and Gas Jurisprudence II Symposium, Washburn School of Law, October 2009
  • "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law." KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kans., October 2009
  • "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas," "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Institute for Energy Law, and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colo., October 2009
  • "Royalty Jurisprudence: A Tale of Two States," The Future Course of Oil and Gas Jurisprudence II Symposium, Washburn University School of Law Business and Transactional Law Center, October 2009
  • Recent Developments in Business, Contract, and Property Law," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, June 2009
  • "Basic Contract Principles Impacting Exploration Projects," Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: The Exploration Phase, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M., April 2009
  • "Judicial Interpretations of Royalty Obligations and the Resulting Drafting Lessons," Special Institute on Private Oil and Gas Royalties, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colo., December 2008
  • "Maintaining the Oil & Gas Lease Beyond the Primary Term," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association Mineral Law Section, Oklahoma City, Okla., November 2008
  • "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law," KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas Conference, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kans., October 2008
  • "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing;" "Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas;" "The Oil and Gas Lease: Implied Covenants;"
  • "Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry," 26th Annual Oil and Gas Law Short Course, Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, October 2008
  • "Introduction to Legal Drafting," Washburn University School of Law, October 2008
  • "Understanding Royalty Calculation Disputes," training sessions, Mid-America Association of Division Order Analysts, Wichita, Kans., September 2008
  • "Recent Developments in Business, Contract, and Property Law," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, June 2008
  • "Recent Developments in Banking, Contract, and Commercial Law," video presentation for Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, April 2008
  • "Recent Developments in Kansas Transactional Law," Business & Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, April 2008
  • "Transactional Evolution of Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil & Gas Agreements: Joint Operating Agreements, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colo., March 2008

Awards and honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association, 2012

Offices and appointments

  • Co-editor, Oil and Gas Law Reporter, 1992-2011