Summer 2012 Section 001
Law 225: Water Resources Law

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Mehan, G. Tracy
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 41913
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Hazel Hall 348
Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Writing Course

This class will not meet the week of July 2-6.  A make-up session  will be held on a Saturday, the date to be determined after consultation with students during the first week of class.

Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2012
Prerequisites: None
General Description: Discontinued.

This course will look at water law from the quantitative rather than qualitative side. It will cover both common and statutory law relating to private and public water rights, including the prior appropriation and riparian doctrines, equitable and congressional apportionment on interstate streams as well as groundwater issues. Statutes impacting flood control, navigation and water reclamation will be part of the survey. The relationship, or conflict, of this body of law with more contemporary environmental statutes will also be treated as time allows. Grading will be based on two work products: a critical book review of Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert and a longer paper on a topic to be assigned by the instructor.