Water Law and Policy   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 747 - Water Law and Policy

Credits: 3

This course will study how society allocates and protects its most crucial natural resource -- water. The emphasis will be on current legal and policy debates, although we will also examine the history of water development and politics in the United States. Among the many issues that we will consider are: alternative means of responding to the growing worldwide demand for water; the appropriate role for the market and private companies in meeting society's water needs; protection of threatened groundwater resources; environmental limits on water development; wetlands law; and interstate water disputes.

Basis of Grade: Mid-term and final exam

Form of Grade: Letter