Natural Resources: Water Law (LAW-824WL-001)
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, Kenneth Kopocis
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Students comprehensively will examine water law, looking at water quality laws that protect rivers, lakes, coastal waters, and drinking water, water allocation, and water rights. The final classes will focus on cases studies of the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. This course prepares students to think about water in the broader context, recognizing the interconnectedness of water quality and quantity. Reading materials will introduce students to fundamental concepts in water quality and quantity law, and prepare students to critically analyze strengths and weaknesses in water law.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Control 2d Edition. Jeffrey G. Miller, Ann Powers, Nancy Long Elder, and Karl S. Coplan (2017) ISBN 978-1585761876, selected cases, selected sections of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and other materials that will be provided by PDF.
Selected materials from Legal Control of Water Resources (American Casebook Series), Barton Thompson Jr., John Leshy, Robert Abrams, Sandra Zellmer (2018) ISBN 978-1-68328-983-8, a PDF of which will be available for purchase
First Class Readings
Miller, Powers, Elder, and Coplan's Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and Materials On Water Pollution Control 2d Edition, chapter I and chapter III parts A.-C. CWA §§101, 510, and 511.
Water Policies for the Future: Final Report to the President and the Congress of the United States (1973). Please read Chapter 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 13. Please skim the remaining chapters.
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