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.


Spring 2018

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Research paper, 25+ pages
Ryke Longest
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.320.01.Sp18
Email list: LAW.320.01.Sp18@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice