Keith B. Hall is the Nesser Family Chair in Energy Law, Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law at Louisiana State University Law School, where he also serves as Director of the Mineral Law Institute. Professor Hall teaches Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, Energy Law & Regulation, and Energy & the Environment. Professor Hall is co-author of a book on hydraulic fracturing that was published by the American Bar Association and also is a co-author of a casebook on oil & gas law that is widely used in the United States. He previously served as Chair of the Oil & Gas Committee of the American Bar Associationís Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He often serves as a consultant or expert witness regarding various aspects of U.S. oil and gas law and regarding customs and practices within the oil and gas industry. Before joining the University faculty, he practiced law for sixteen years at a major firm in New Orleans, focusing on oil and gas law, environmental law, and toxic tort litigation. He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for eight years as an engineer before attending law school.