The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, land use, conservation, environmental protection, and other related areas. The Foundation enters its 56th year. The Annual Membership Program promotes the scholarly exchange of information between individuals, corporations, law firms, government agencies, and other organizations through programs of the Foundation. The governing board includes representatives from 30 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 19 mining and oil and gas associations.
Through its educational programs, the foundation brings together lawyers, landmen, managers, government personnel, law faculty, students, and others involved in mineral, oil and gas, water, and other resources. The programs include:
- Institutes, short courses, and workshops focusing on relevant legal developments and issues.
- Publications such as the Gower Federal Services, the American Law of Mining, the Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, the RMMLF Journal, Mineral Law Newsletter, Water Law Newsletter, books, and model forms.
- The Online Digital Library.
- Grants to law schools and faculty
- Scholarships for qualified law students
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