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 laws and regulations governing the institutions who allocate water resources. We will also discuss the Safe Drinking Water Act and how environmental justice relates to water resource management.

Spring 2022

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-Sp22
Email list: LAW-320-01-Sp22@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice