Course Details

Water Law

This seminar examines the legal regime that governs the allocation and management of surface and ground water in the United States and on international rivers and aquifers. The class will cover the two basic allocation regimes in the United States -- riparian rights and prior appropriation -- and a variety of current topics. These include the capacity of the legal system to adapt to global climate change, the emergence of a human right to water, disputes among states as to water rights, the impact of environmental laws on the right to divert water, the management of the Great Lakes, and the special rights of Indian Tribes. Class grade will be based on class participation and a paper. Students may satisfy third year paper or other writing requirements with this seminar. Class materials will consist of a series of reading to be made available in a course pack and on canvas. Students who would like to complete the 2 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 Section 45 course section (class nbr 30639) during open enrollment January 4, 2016-February 5, 2016 Students who would like to complete the 3 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 603 Section 45 course section (class nbr 30663) during open enrollment January 4, 2016-February 5, 2016

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 683


Course History

Spring 2016
Title: Water Law
Faculty: Dana, David A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23