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College of Law

Advanced Water Law & Policy

Course Number: 6991
Professor: Jason A. Robison
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Water Law & Policy and students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Advanced Water Law & Policy is an intensive, graduate-level research and writing seminar whose specific topical focus varies from year to year.  Our focus this year will be on the elaborate
international and interstate body of laws that governs allocation and management of water from the Colorado River Basin within the United States and Mexico.  This body of laws is colloquially called the “Law of the River.” 
The seminar will explore the Law of the River’s historical evolution, existing composition, and cutting-edge policy issues currently facing it.  An optional one-week field seminar will be offered in mid-May to supplement students’ classroom work.  It will consist of an intensive itinerary of site visits throughout the Colorado River Basin as well as meetings with federal, state, and tribal officials engaged with different facets of the Law of the River.  Graduate students from disciplines other than law are welcomed.

Course Materials: No textbook.  All reading materials will be posted on the course website.
Course Format: Seminar-style class discussions and student paper presentations.
Written Assignments: Research paper
Type of Exam: None
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Paper, short quiz, and class participation.
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