Keith B. Hall is Director of the Mineral Law Institute and the Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law at Louisiana State University Law School, where he teaches Mineral Rights, Advanced Mineral Law, International Petroleum Transactions, and an Energy Law Seminar that focuses on environmental issues relating to the oil and gas industry. Before joining LSU Law School, he was a member of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann in New Orleans, where he practiced law for 16 years, focusing his practice on oil and gas law, environmental law, and toxic tort litigation. He is a member of the Board of Editors for the Oil & Gas Reporter and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Before attending law school at Loyola University in New Orleans, he earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from LSU and worked for eight years as a chemical engineer – first for Ethyl Corporation (now called Albemarle) and later for Placid Refining.