Natural Resources Systems Faculty Publications (2016 to 2019)

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 6, 2018 5:25:11 PM

Natural resources are an integral and undeniable component of modern societies globally. These resources are critical for energy, agriculture, manufacturing and economic development in general. Acknowledging the centrality and complexity of natural resources systems, the Natural Resources Systems (NRS) Program at Texas A&M School of Law endeavors to train and offer real-world experience to students on law and policy issues related to exploitation, management and conservation, and advance research on natural resources that connects with other disciplines and with communities worldwide.


Vanessa Casado Pérez

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Vanessa Casado Pérez, The Role of Government in Water Markets (Routledge 2017),


  • Vanessa Casado Pérez & Carlos Gómez Ligüerre, Nuisance: European approach, Southern California Law Review (forthcoming 2018).
  • Vanessa Casado Pérez, A Street View of Property, Hastings Law Journal (forthcoming 2018),
  • Vanessa Casado Pérez, Inefficient Efficiency: Crying Over Spilled Water, 46 Environmental Law Reporter 11046 (2016),
  • Vanessa Casado Pérez, All Dried Out: How Responses to Drought Make Droughts Worse, 51 Tulsa Law Review 731 (2016),

Gabriel Eckstein

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Maria Elena Ginger & Gabriel Eckstein, Water Diplomacy and Conflict Management on the Mexico-US Border, in Water Diplomacy and Conflict Management: The Role of River Basin Organizations (Susanne Schmeier & Anoulak Kittikhoun Eds., Routledge forthcoming 2019)
  • Gabriel Eckstein, Texas, in Waters and Water Rights (Amy Kelley , LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 4th ed. forthcoming 2019)
  • Gabriel Eckstein & Amy Hardberger, Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Foundations for Texas Water Law, in Essentials of Texas Water Resources 5-35 (Mary K. Sahs ed., 5th ed. 2018),
  • Legal Mechanisms for Water Resources in the Third Millennium (Marcella Nanni, Stefano Burchi, Ariella D’Andrea & Gabriel Eckstein eds., Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance Series, 2018),
  • Gabriel Eckstein, The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources (Earthscan Water Text Series, 2017),
  • Rachel Louise Cain et al., Groundwater Laws and Regulations: A Preliminary Survey of Thirteen U.S. States (Gabriel Eckstein & Amy Hardberger eds., 2017),
  • Itay Fischhendler , Aaron T. Wolf & Gabriel Eckstein, The Role of Creative Language in Addressing Political Asymmetries: The Israeli-Arab Water Agreements, in Managing Water in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities 69-94 (Alberto Garrido & Ayman Rabi eds., 2017),
  • Gabriel E. Eckstein, International law and transboundary aquifers, in Routledge Handbook of Water Law and Policy 217-33 (Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Andrew Allan & Sarah Hendry eds., 2017),


  • Rosario Sanchez & Gabriel Eckstein, Aquifers Shared Between Mexico and the United States: Management Perspectives and Their Transboundary Nature, 55 Groundwater 495 (2017),
  • Rosario Sanchez, Victoria Lopez & Gabriel Eckstein, Identifying and characterizing transboundary aquifers along the Mexico-US border: An initial assessment, 535 Journal of Hydrology 101 (2016),

Edited Journal Issues

  • Legal mechanisms for water resources in practice: Select papers from the XV World Water Congress, 41 Water International 811-943 (Stefano Burchi, Ariella D’Andrea, Gabriel Eckstein & Marcella Nanni eds., 2016),

Other Publications

  • Paul Stanton Kibel & Gabriel Eckstein, America First and the Harmon Doctrine’s Demise – A History Lesson, The New Jurist, Mar. 1, 2017, 

Guillermo Garcia Sanchez

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Guillermo J. García Sánchez, El Derecho Sobre Recursos Transfronterizos y la Reforma Energética [International Law on the Exploitation of Transboundary Hydrocarbon Resources and the Mexican Energy Reform] (2018),
  • Guillermo José García Sanchez, The Fine Print of the Mexican Energy Reform, in Mexico’s New Energy Model (Mexico Institute, Working Paper, May 2018),


  • Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez, Mexico’s Energy Reform and the 2012 U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement. An Opportunity for Efficient, Effective and Safe Exploitation of the Gulf of Mexico, 9 Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal 1 (2018),
  • Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez, The Blurring of the Public/Private Distinction or the Collapse of a Category? The Story of Investment Arbitration, 18 Nevada Law Journal 489 (2018),
  • Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez, To Speak With One Voice: The Political Effects of Centralizing the International Legal Defense of the State, 34 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law 557 (2017),
  • Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez, A New International Legal Regime for a New Reality in the War Against Drugs, 58 Harvard International Law Journal Online 39 (2017),
  • Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez, The Hydrocarbon Industry’s Challenge to International Investment Law: A Critical Approach, 57 Harvard International Law Journal 476 (2016),

Charlotte Ku

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Charlotte Ku & Shirley Scott, The UN Security Council and Climate Change, in Climate Change and the UN Security Council (Shirley V. Scott & Charlotte Ku eds., 2018),

Gary Lucas


  • Gary M. Lucas, Jr. & Felix Mormann, Betting on Climate Policy: Using Prediction Markets to Address Global Warming, 52 C. Davis Law Review (forthcoming 2019),
  • Gary M. Lucas, Jr., Voter Psychology and the Carbon Tax, 90 Temple Law Review 1 (2017),
  • Gary M. Lucas, Jr., Behavioral Public Choice and the Carbon Tax, 2017 Utah Law Review 115,
  • Gary M. Lucas, Jr., Shi-Ling Hsu & Jerry Taylor, A Carbon Tax Is Not a Terrible Idea: A Reply to Diana Furchtgott-Roth, 2017 TAX NOTES 151,

Thomas Mitchell

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • The New Legal Realism: Translating Law-and-Society for Today’s Legal Practice (Elizabeth Mertz, Stewart Macaulay & Thomas W. Mitchell eds., 2016),


  • Thomas W. Mitchell, The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act Would Improve Texas Partition Law for Families, State Bar of Texas’s Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter (forthcoming).
  • Thomas W. Mitchell, African-Americans’ Quest for Full Citizenship Undermined by Recurring Property Ownership Barriers, in Race, Property, and Debt (Vincent Lloyd ed., forthcoming 2018).
  • Thomas W. Mitchell, Restoring Hope for Heirs Property Owners: The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, 40 State & Local Law News 6 (2016),

Felix Mormann


  • Gary M. Lucas, Jr. & Felix Mormann, Betting on Climate Policy: Using Prediction Markets to Address Global Warming, 52 C. Davis Law Review (forthcoming 2019),
  • Felix Mormann, Market Segmentation vs. Subsidization: Clean Energy Policy and the Commerce Clause’s Economic Wisdom, 93 Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2018),
  • Joel B. Eisen & Felix Mormann, Free Trade in Electric Power, 2018 Utah Law Review 49,
  • Felix Mormann, Can Clean Energy Policy Promote Environmental, Econonic, and Social Sustainability?, 33 Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law 343 (2018),
  • Felix Mormann, Constitutional Challenges and Regulatory Opportunities for State Climate Policy Innovation, 41 Harvard Environmental Law Review 189 (2017),
  • Felix Mormann, Dan Reicher & Victor Hanna, A Tale of Three Markets: Comparing the Renewable Energy Experiences of California, Texas, and Germany, 35 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 55 (2016),
  • Felix Mormann, Fading into the sunset: Solar and wind energy get five more years of tax credits with a phase-down, 47 ABA Trends (2016),

Tim Mulvaney

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Timothy M. Mulvaney & Joseph William Singer, Move Along to Where? Property in Service of Democracy, in Festschrift in Honor of AJ Van Der Walt (G Muller, B Slade, R Brits & J van Wyk eds., 2017),


  • Timothy M. Mulvaney, Driving Municipal Reliance on Exactions, 60 William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming 2019).
  • Timothy M. Mulvaney, Property-as-Society, 2018 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming 2018).
  • Timothy M. Mulvaney, Non-Enforcement Takings, 59 Boston College Law Review 145 (2018),
  • Timothy M. Mulvaney, Legislative Exactions and Progressive Property, 40 Harvard Environmental Law Review 137 (2016),

Elizabeth Trujillo

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • Elizabeth Trujillo, Reframing the Trade and Environment Linkage for Sustainable Development in a Fragmented World (forthcoming 2019).
  • Elizabeth Trujillo, International Trade and Deep Decarbonization in the U.S., in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (Michael B. Gerrard & John C. Dernbach eds., forthcoming 2018).


  • Elizabeth Trujillo, Balancing Sustainability, the Right to Regulate and the Need for Investor Protection: Lessons from the Trade Regime, 59 Boston College Law Review (forthcoming 2019).


Jim Bradbury

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • James D. Bradbury & Courtney Cox Smith, Global Conflicts Surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing and Water, in Regulating Water Security in Unconventional Oil and Gas, Springer (Jennifer McKay,, Eds, Springer, forthcoming 2019).
  • James D. Bradbury, Tiffany D. Lashment & Kyle K. Weldon, Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas (2017),
  • James Bradbury, Courtney Cox Smith, & Avery Ory, Coyote Lake Ranch v. City of Lubbock: A ranch, a city and the battle over surface use, 8 Texas Water Journal 87 (2017),

William Byrnes

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • William Byrnes & Robert Polevoi, Federal Taxation of Oil & Gas Transactions (2018),

Other Publications

  • William Byrnes, Tax Reform for Upstream Foreign Income: Exploring the Transfer Pricing Impact Kluwer Tax Blog (October, 2018)
  • William Byrnes, The Better Way. Is U.S. Tax Reform Good or Bad for the Oil & Gas Industry? Kluwer Tax Blog (March 16, 2017),

Harry Sullivan

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

  • The Basics of Oil and Gas Confidentiality Agreements, Institute for Energy Law (forthcoming 2019)
  • Chapter on Natural Gas, International Petroleum Transactions, Fourth Edition, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (forthcoming 2019)
  • Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options in Africa by U.S. Dept. of Energy and Energy Africa (contributing author),

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