Water Law in Indian Country
Course Number: LAW 595
This course starts with an introduction to state, federal and Indian water law. It then addresses the unique attributes of Indian reserved and aboriginal water rights. It includes discussions on protection of Indian water rights, state-tribal water disputes and the preemptive role of Congress in Indian Country.
This course is taught by guest lecturer John Carter. Mr. Carter has represented the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation for thirty years, primarily in the field of water law, natural resource protection and development and on treaty issues. His practice involves extensive litigation in these areas and work with the Montana Legislature and U.S. Congress. Mr. Carter practices in the trial and appellate courts of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the State of Montana and the Federal Courts.