James W. Coleman

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Professor of Law

P.O. Box 750116

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

http://www.smu.edu/Law/Faculty/Profiles/Coleman-James-W

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“  I research regulation of North American energy companies. I focus on energy transport, such as pipelines, power-lines, and liquefied natural gas, and how countries, states, and provinces account for and influence energy markets in their trading partners. I study how domestic energy regulations interact with international energy markets and limits on state authority set by constitutional law and trade law. I have written on regulation of imported fuel and electricity that is based on how those energy commodities were produced elsewhere, a mode of regulation that is becoming increasingly common in many forms including low carbon fuel standards, renewable power standards, and environmental impact assessments of energy transport projects such as pipelines. A related strand of my research examines how countries may encourage climate action in other countries without provoking trade wars; I explore innovative options such as environmental matching commitments.  ”

Scholarly Papers (22)

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How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations With Their Securities Disclosures

40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 47 (2016), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 15 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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renewable fuel standard, ethanol, energy law, environmental regulation, securities disclosures, empirical studies, oil and gas

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The Third Age of Oil and Gas Law

95 Ind. L.J. 389 (2020), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 425
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 May 2019 Last Revised: 13 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Downloads 392 (106,813)
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oil, gas, energy, property, law, carbon, climate change, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, commodities, lease, concession, international law, history, developing countries, royalty, severance

3.

Energy and Eminent Domain

104 Minn. L. Rev. 659 (2019), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 413
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2019
James W. Coleman and Alexandra B. Klass
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
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energy law, eminent domain, pipeline, power line, property law, constitutional law, just compensation, oil and gas, power transmission, takings, carbon, climate change, fracking, linear infrastructure

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Beyond the Pipeline Wars: Reforming Environmental Assessment of Energy Transport Infrastructure

2018 Utah L. Rev. 119 (2018), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 354
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 14 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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pipelines, liquefied natural gas, climate change, greenhouse gases, environmental assessment, energy transport, oil markets

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Importing Energy, Exporting Regulation

83 Fordham L. Rev. 1357 (2014)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 15 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Energy Law, Energy Trade, Federalism, Oil Imports, Electricity Imports, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Interstate Trade

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Pipelines & Power-Lines: Building the Energy Transport Future

80 Ohio St. L.J. 263 (2019), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 399
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 May 2018 Last Revised: 13 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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energy transport, carbon, climate, renewable power, pipelines, electricity transmission

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Calibrating Liquefied Natural Gas Export Life Cycle Assessment: Accounting for Legal Boundaries and Post-Export Markets

Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Occasional Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Jun 2015
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, University of Calgary, University of Calgary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
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liquefied natural gas, climate change, natural gas exports, energy policy, energy trade

8.

Unilateral Climate Regulation

38 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 87 (2014)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 14 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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matching commitments, linking climate regulation, carbon leakage, energy policy, cap-and-trade, carbon tax, greenhouse gas emissions

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State Energy Cartels

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 469, 42 Cardozo L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2021)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 15 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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energy, cartels, antitrust, oil & gas, exports, climate change, OPEC, markets, flaring, pipelines, competition

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North American Energy at the Crossroads

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 532, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-09
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2022
Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez and James W. Coleman
Texas A&M University School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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U.S.-Mexico Energy, U.S.-Mexico Relations, International Energy law, International Dispute Resolution, International Economic Law, USMCA, NAFTA, Energy Governance, Energy Investments,

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Policymaking by Proposal: How Agencies Are Transforming Industry Investment Long before Rules Can Be Tested in Court

24 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 497 (2017), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 346
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 15 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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regulation, energy law, environmental law, regulated utilities, investment law

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Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 244, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 315
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
James W. Coleman and Sarah M. Jordaan
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
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Liquefied Natural Gas, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, Gas Exports, LNG

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Energy Market and Policy Revolutions: Regulatory Process and the Cost of Capital

Energy Law and Economics (Klaus Mathis & Bruce Huber, eds) (Springer, 2018), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 397
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 May 2018 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2018
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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energy, investment, competition, climate, carbon, pipelines, electricity transmission

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The New Oil & Gas Governance

Yale Law Journal Forum, Forthcoming, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 476
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2020
University of Wyoming College of Law, Penn State Law – University Park and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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oil and gas, legal reform, climate change, environmental regulation, hydraulic fracturing, state regulation, environmental review

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Energy Competition: From Commodity to Boutique & Back

Draft. Final version published in NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS (Klaus Mathis & Avishalom Tor, eds., Springer 2019), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11611-8_15, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 396
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2022
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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fuel, power, antitrust, competition, life cycle, low carbon, boutique fuels, energy, trade, climate

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Carbon Matching Commitments

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 550
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2022
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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climate change, regulatory theory, social dilemmas, carbon regulation, greenhouse gases, energy policy, game theory, climate negotiations, carbon tariffs

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An Empirical Analysis of Wealth Disparities in WTO Disputes: Do Poorer Countries Suffer from Strategic Delay During Dispute Litigation?

29 B.U. Int'l L.J. 267 (2011)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 15 May 2020
Geoffrey Antell and James W. Coleman
U.S. House of Representatives and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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WTO, Trade Disputes, Empirical Analysis, Strategic Delay

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The Jurisdictional Anticommons

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 468
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 01 May 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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anticommons, natural resources, property law, energy law, negotiation, energy law, eminent domain, veto gates, law and economics

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Repeal the Jones Act for American Energy

Regulatory Transparency Project of the Federalist Society, 2017, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 445
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2019
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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International Environmental Law: A Guide for Judges

Federal Judicial Center, 2015, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 449
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2019
James W. Coleman and Roger Martella
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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international environmental law, climate regulation, endangered species, trade

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Paying for Energy Peaks: Learning From Texas' February 2021 Power Crisis

23 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 463 (2021-2022), 2022, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 564
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Aug 2022
Colleen Baker and James W. Coleman
University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Electric grid, Texas, Electric power-plants, Electric power outages, Winter storm URI – 2021, Grid reliability, Natural gas, Supply and demand, Energy policy, Energy security, Electricity regulation, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Seasonal power demands, Texas power operators

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Rebuilding the Texas Railroad Commission

Oil, Gas & Energy Law Journal (forthcoming 2020), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 489
Posted: 28 Oct 2020
James W. Coleman
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

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Railroad Commission of Texas, history, regulation, oil, gas, energy, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil industry, petroleum law and legislation