Oil drives many economies, from China to India to Japan and even the United States. As such an important resource, disagreements and sometimes armed conflicts are likely to result in the need for an oil or gas lawyer. Thus, legal jobs involving these two natural resources are in demand. According to insiders in the legal field, growth in the field looks exponential predicated on the burgeoning support for more oil and gas exploration in the United States. As land right advocates will want to oppose the legal acquisition of areas to be explored, the need for lawyers who understand gas and oil issues will be paramount.
Furthermore, projections have shown that the legal job market will experience the fastest growth up to 2014. New graduates of law need to take note: This also means that they must be armed with the best in legal training to be able to compete in the legal market as a gas or oil lawyer. Thus must prove an above average understanding of the intricacies and politics surrounding the resource and its chemical derivatives as well.
Defending Clients in Legal Tussles over Natural Resources
Natural resources have a finite supply, with oil and gas reserves concentrated primarily in the Middle East, Russia, and to some extent the United States. Yet it is also true that a greater number of people are competing for these resources, with more than 5 billion people in the world. This portends an increased competition for these resources. Competing clients could include individuals and communities who feel the exploitation of natural resources from their land is harmful to their environment or the benefits accrued by the mining authority should be made available to them. Alternatively, gas lawyers will find work in drawing up standard lease forms concerning gas and oil. Oil lawyers who have an experience drafting these agreements affirm that things are really looking up in this area.
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