James N. Mansfield, III, a shareholder in the Lafayette office of Liskow and Lewis, is a chapter author in the recently published Louisiana Mineral Law Treatise. The treatise, the first of its kind, is the result of a three-year project of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University.
Other chapter authors include two LSU law professors, a former president of the Louisiana State Bar Association, two former Commissioners of Conservation, a former director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, and practitioners who were selected for their proficiency in these areas of the law.
The treatise addresses all areas of Louisiana mineral law including the ownership of minerals, the law relating to the leasing of minerals for exploration, and the role of State and Federal laws in mineral development. Although these issues have been addressed in law review articles and other publications, there has never been a scholarly examination of these matters in one volume.
Mansfield is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he was an editor of the Louisiana Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. He has also published articles in Landman magazine and the National Law Journal.