320.01 Water Resources Law

This survey course studies the legal and policy issues governing water resource allocation in the United States. Students will be introduced to both the Prior Appropriation systems of the western United States and the Reasonable Use systems dominating the eastern states. We will study the law applied to groundwater use as well as issues of federalism. Examples from disputes around ACF basin and the Colorado River will be contrasted. We will examine the issues from the perspective of different user groups.

GRADING BASIS: Paper.

Spring 2016

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
320.01Ryke Longest
Th
3:45-5:35 PM
4000
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