I went to South Texas College of Law in Houston & SMU law school. I graduated from college in 1984 & promplty started law school in 1999. I needed 15 years to recover from college.
Hang in there with the landman job. It will come back. Law school is hard, expensive & no income while you are in school. E. TX has small firms that don't pay those big bucks you read about in the paper. It takes several years for a new E. TX attorney to make the kind of money that landmen are making quickly these days. Plus you would no longer have the laid back lifestyle a landman enjoys.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More