Water Law



SLN #: 72242
Course Prefix: LAW-643
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Larson

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: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard