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Spring 2011 - Water Law

Torres, Gerald

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 376L  Unique # 29280

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
TW12:30 - 1:45 pmTNH 3.125
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Take-home Wednesday, May 4
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
Is water different from every other kind of property? Why have distinct regimes of control and allocation evolved around the water resource? What values and interests are judges and legislatures advancing as they construct the rules governing its use? How differently have the various water poor areas responded to these questions? What are the major constants and changes in Texas Water Law? This course will look at the law that has evolved to answer these questions.  Federal Environmental Law and Federal Indian Law are useful companion courses since each has its special rules governing water allocation and use.

This course does not conflict or overlap with "Water Law & Policy in the 21st Century".  In other words, students who took or would like to take "Water Law & Policy in the 21st Century" may also take this course (LAW 276L or 376L, WATER LAW) for credit.

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