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International Law Seminar: Water Resources
Professor Edith Brown Weiss
J.D. Seminar 1024 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
With global climate change, water resources are predicted to become increasingly scarce in some regions. This seminar covers a broad range of issues in international water law, including surface and ground water allocation, water quality, water agreements and river basin institutions, dams, water markets, human right to water, sanitation, and links with international economic law. Water is viewed both as source of conflict and as opportunity for cooperation. Includes several simulated negotiations on river basin or transboundary aquifer problems.
Recommended: A basic course in International Law.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and Professor Schorr's Water Law that was offered in Spring 2010.
This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.