July Water Works News: New Curriculum at Marquette Law; Loma Linda Adopts Neutrality in LAFCO 3076 Consolidation

July 2009 Vol. 64 No. 7

Marquette Law School launches water law curriculum
Loma Linda makes decision on consolidation
UN Global Compact Cities Programme welcomes Milwaukee, taps region’s freshwater expertise

PERC and Alinda recipients of 2009 Global Water Award
Black & Veatch to assist Georgia with sustainable water planning

Marquette Law School launches water law curriculum

Marquette University Law School will launch a new curriculum in water law for the 2009 – 2010 academic year. The curriculum is another step in solidifying Milwaukee as a global leader in water research and policy and will address the ongoing and emerging legal issues posed by the water industry.

The Law School will offer a new water law course stream for students interested in pursuing a career in the area. This curriculum will include a course specializing in the legal principles involved in securing, allocating, transferring, managing and adjudicating water rights for public and private uses. It will also include courses on administrative law, patent and trade secret law, environmental policy and philosophy, land use planning, natural resources law and agriculture law, among others.

“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 D. Kearney, dean of the Marquette University Law School. “Marquette University Law School will be poised to train the next generation of lawyers to serve the water industry here and around the world.”

Loma Linda makes decision on consolidation