Michele Staples Teaches Water Law Course at Chapman University
IRVINE, CA - Michele Staples, Shareholder in the Firm's Land Use Development and Environmental Law Services Groups will be teaching the Water Law class at Chapman University School of Law during the spring 2012 semester. The course examines legal controls on a scarce natural resource that is essential to human life and economic development. Topics include the prior appropriation doctrine; riparian water rights; groundwater; the public trust doctrine; federal and Indian reserved water rights; water development and distribution; the relationship between water and economic development; water quality; government regulation; and the role of interested groups in water policy. It is an elective course in the Law School’s Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Emphasis Program.