Photograph: David E. Pierce.

David E. Pierce

Norman R. Pozez Chair in Business and Transactional Law
Professor of Law
B.A., Kansas State College of Pittsburg, 1974
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1977
LL.M., University of Utah College of Law, 1982
Contact Information:
785.670.1676
Room 312
"The Washburn faculty is committed to doing everything possible to help each student succeed in law school, pass the bar, and pursue his or her chosen career in the law. It is an honor to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to be effective lawyers."

Professor Pierce began his legal career as a solo general practitioner in Neodesha, Kansas and City Attorney for Cherryvale, Kansas, and subsequently worked in-house for Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas and of-counsel for the Gable & Gotwals law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Shughart Thomson & Kilroy law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Pierce teaches Oil and Gas Law, Advanced Oil and Gas Law, Energy Regulation, and Drafting Contracts and Conveyances. He has also taught the core courses in Contracts, Business Associations, and Environmental Law. Professor Pierce is the author of the Kansas Oil and Gas Handbook, a co-author of the West casebook Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law, and the West hornbook Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation. He is a co-editor and upkeep author of the multi-volume treatise Kuntz, A Treatise on Oil and Gas Law and co-editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter. He is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Pierce is Director of the Oil and Gas Law Center.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Advanced Oil and Gas Law
  • Energy Regulation
  • Drafting Contracts and Conveyances
  • Property I
Support Staff
Shirley Jacobson
785.670.1106
Room 302
Library Faculty Liaison