Western Law

5810C 001 Mining Law & Project Finance (ST)

This course satisfies Module 3 for the Area of Concentration: Business Law.
Essay RequirementYes, this course will satisfy the Faculty of Law essay requirement
Enrollment Restriction25
Instruction Instruction is by lectures.
Assessment Assessment Components

The assessment for the paper is 80% research essay (proposal and final essay) and 20% class participation (seminar and general). In more detail that is as follows:

10% - Essay Research Proposal

10% - Class Presentation

70% - Essay, final written form

10% - Class Participation, general

Materials Prescribed Book:

Barton, Canadian Law of Mining (Calgary: Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 1993).

Recommended Journals:

Alberta Law Review

Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal UWO electronic resource, from v. 1 1982 but excepting the last couple of years.

Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Yearbook UWO electronic resource, from Jan. 1 1999 to the present.

Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. UWO electronic resource, from Jan. 1, 1983 to the present.

Resources Policy Elsevier UWO electronic resource, from 1974. Hard copies of Vols 1 (1995) to 28 (2002). (hard copies at DBW and ARCC).

Recommended Books:

Andrews-Speed, Philip, ed, International Competition for Resources: The Role of Law, the State, and of Markets (Dundee: Dundee University Press, 2008). UWO Law Library K3478.I58 2008.

Barton, Regulating Energy and Natural Resources (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). UWO Library.

Bastida, E, et al, eds, International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2005) North America distributor Aspen Publishers Inc, Frederick MD. UWO K3904.I58 2005.

Blue, Greg, Annotated British Columbia Mineral Tenure Act, 2nd ed (Aurora: Canada Law Book Co) 2010, UWO KF1820.B57 2010.

Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals, and Sustainable Development, the Report of the MMSD Project (London and Sterling VA: Earthscan, 2002). UWO TD195.M5B74 2002 and one electronic copy.

D Cruise and A Griffiths, Fleecing the Lamb: The Inside Story of the Vancouver Stock Exchange (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1987).

D Goold and A Willis, The Bre-X Fraud (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997)

Harries, K J C, Mineral Agreements and Royalties, 2 vol, (Montreal: Canadian Institute of Mining Mineralogy and Petroleum, CIM Special Volume 55, 2003). UWO KF1819.H375 2003 v.1 & 2.

Leshy, J D, The Mining Law: A Study in Perpetual Motion (Washington DC: Resources for the Future / Johns Hopkins UP, 1987). UWO KF1819.L45 1987.

Northern Miner, Mining Explained (Toronto: Northern Miner) UWO TN147.M565 2007.

Otto, J, and J Cordes; The Regulation of Mineral Enterprises: A Global Perspective on Economics, Law and Policy (Westminster, CO: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2002). UWO K3904.O88 2002.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Federal mineral leasing (non-oil and gas). [Boulder, Colo.] [s.n.] 1971. UWO KF1819.R62.

Wilkinson, C F, Crossing the Next Meridian: Land, Water, and the Future of the West (Washington DC: Island Press, 1992). UWO KF5505.W55 1992.

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Description An examination of the law concerning mineral exploration, financing, and development. The course will include close study of mining legislation concerning land available for mineral activity, competition among companies, acquisition of mineral title, and title disputes. Commercial agreements for mineral development will be examined, including options and joint ventures. Financing through stock exchanges and otherwise will be discussed. Issues concerning first nations, international mineral activity and the environment will be addressed.

The course is made possible with the Stephen Dattels Fellowship in Mining and Finance Law. The support of Mr Dattels for the programme is acknowledged with thanks.