Professor Patrick Martin, Campanile Professor of Mineral Law, was recently named director of the Law Center’s Louisiana Mineral Law Institute. Created in 1953, the Institute has provided leadership to the state’s oil and gas attorneys and petroleum landmen and its proceedings have served as the definitive resource on mineral law for the state. An annual continuing legal education program, the Institute is charged with promoting an understanding of Louisiana mineral law and facilitating its development through educational activities.
Martin has taught at the Law Center since 1977. From 1982-1984, he served as the commissioner of Conservation for the State of Louisiana. He holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from LSU and obtained his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. He has co-authored several treatises and casebooks on oil and gas case law and regulatory issues.