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legal assistance to farmers in the San Luis
Valley in cases involving water rights and
governance. Many of the communities use
canals to carry snow runoff to distant fields.
But these acequias, as they are known,
lack formal judicial decrees. Through the
Acequia Project, students are drafting a legal
handbook and assisting those who wish
to incorporate or amend bylaws to protect
Meanwhile, at Tulane University Law
School, a two-day summit on environmental law and policy is the signature project
for the school's environmental law program.
Nearly 70 speakers and moderators will participate in 20 panels this year.
"The summit allows law students to
engage with breaking legal issues, with the
lawyers who are on the front lines, and
often with affected community members,"
said professor Adam Babich, director of the
Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. "It is a
unique opportunity for networking, building organizational skills and creating an
event that serves the community."
Tulane University Law School offers a two-day summit on environmental law and policy. With
nearly 70 speakers, it's the signature project for the school's environmental law program.