January 19, 2010
The School of Law is hosting a number of speakers at their conference on National Water Policy and the Future of Texas Water.
The Texas Tech School of Law is hosting a conference on National Water Policy and the Future of Texas Water: A Local and National Debate from 1- 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Donald Hunt Court Room in the Lanier Professional Development Center at the law school.
Conference participants will discuss the current water conditions in Texas and explore current and future federal roles in water law, policy and management. Two panels of experts and government representatives will discuss Texas water supplies and management and the merits of a national water policy and its implications for Texas.
“Water management and allocation decisions have historically been left to the states,” said Gabriel Eckstein, law professor, director of the Texas Tech Center for Water Law & Policy, and George W. McCleskey Chair in Water Law. “In recent years, however, discussions in Congress and among pundits and academics have raised the possibility of developing a nationally-applicable water policy. Although such a policy has yet to be formally proposed, positions are being formulated and lines drawn in the proverbial sand.”
Pending approval, the conference will provide an estimated three hours of continuing legal education units.
The Texas Tech School of Law is a leader among Texas law schools with a 16-year average pass rate of 90 percent on the State Bar Exam.
A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio (15.3:1) promotes learning and encourages interaction between students and professors.