Tuesday, March 31, 2009
With fewer and fewer classes left in the semester, I'm starting to think about how I can make adjustments to my syllabus for next year. Most of my internal debate is fairly predictable: is the time spent on rule against perpetuities really worth the payoff? How much of the conveyancing material is necessary in a 4 credit class? Do the students get anything out the measly few hours we spend on IP?
Although most of this is well-trodden ground, one new idea keeps resurfacing -- should I be teaching more water law? Disputes over water keep popping up in the news (see here, here, and here), and it's likely that water shortages will only get worse as the population continues to boom.
Although we certainly don't have any water law on the Kentucky bar, the subjects of water, water pricing, and inter-generational equity seem like they might be a rich source of discussion in class.
Any thoughts on whether this might be worthwhile?