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Call Number: 15349
Course Number: 6860-01
Professor: Lawrence J. MacDonnell
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: Water Law is a study of the allocation and use of water resources with particular emphasis on prior appropriation systems in the Western United States. Riparian systems and groundwater management are also addressed, along with interstate conflicts, federal and tribal water rights, and the effect of environmental laws on water allocation and the exercise of water rights.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Primarily lecture and class discussion.
Written Assignments: N/A
Type of Exam: Mid-term oral examination and final written examination.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Exams and class participation.