Water Law

SLN #: 74336
Course Prefix: LAW-643
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): DWORKIN

Course Description:
This course will address the basic legal principles involved in acquiring, maintaining, transferring, and adjudicating property rights in water. Some attention will be paid to riparian (eastern) doctrines, but main emphasis will be placed on the prior appropriation systems common in the west. The course will also cover groundwater law (with a focus on Arizona and doctrines in other western states), developments of new water supplies, instream flow protection, interstate disputes and allocation (with focus on the Colorado River), federal and Indian water rights, and federal-state relations in water management.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory Attendance

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.