May 22 2009
It may be a commplace thing for law schools in the parched west, but this is something new for a law school in wet Wisconsin: Marquette University Law School plans to start a curriculum in water law, effective this fall and for the upcoming academic year.
Subjects are expected to include water ownership, acquisition, supply management, adjudication, administration and related subjects.
The Business Journal of Mikwaukee on May 20 quoted two local people active in the development:
“Establishing a specific water law program for students is another piece to the larger puzzle of positioning the Milwaukee region as the worldwide destination for water policy and research,” said Joseph Kearney, dean of the Marquette University Law School.
Richard Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter Inc. and co-chairman of the Milwaukee 7 Water Council, said the curriculum is a “vital addition to an already solid program that positions the Milwaukee region as the world water hub.”