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College of Law

Advanced Water Law & Policy: Field Seminar

Course Number: 6910
Professor: Jason A. Robison
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 1
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Advanced Water Law & Policy
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: The Advanced Water Law & Policy field seminar will focus this year on the Colorado River Basin—specifically, the Gila River Basin and adjacent areas within New Mexico and Arizona, including Bishop’s Lodge, the Gila River headwaters, Phoenix, and the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservations.  A diversified and intensive itinerary will be covered consisting of two categories of activities:  (1) site visits to locations of historical and contemporary significance to the legal framework governing water allocation and management in and around the Colorado River Basin (i.e., the “Law of the River”), and (2) meetings with federal, state, and tribal officials engaged with different facets of the Law of the River.  The seminar will run for eight days:  Sunday, May 14, to Sunday, May 21.  It will be offered for 1.0 credit and graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) based upon students’ participation and preparation of travel journals.  Advanced Water Law & Policy is a prerequisite to participation in the seminar.

Course Materials: Reading materials will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Format: Eight-day seminar from Sun., May 14 to Sun., May 21, 2017.
Written Assignments: Travel Journals.
Type of Exam: No Exam.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Participation and travel journals, S/U grading.
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