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Alternative Career for Texas Law Grads: Oil Landman

Oil_24710533 A recent article alerted law graduates in Texas to an interesting career opportunity as an alternative to practicing at a law firm: oil landman.

What is a landman? When an oil company decides it wants to drill on a particular type of land, it uses a landman to perform title searches to determine ownership of the property. Landmen also get involved in due diligence and contract negotiations in connection with land acquisition.

New law school graduates like the informality of the job - one new lawyer turned landman noted that "she can wear blue jeans to work instead of suits and high heels, the hours are pretty good despite the travel, and she doesn't have to bill in six-minute intervals like her friends working as associates at firms." 

Yup, anything to get rid of those billable hours.

Read the full article here.

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