Water Resources Law and Policy: China and Vietnam

Water Resources Law Policy: China and Vietman

This course is currently not being offered.


This travel course combines natural science, law and policy and was led by Daniel Suman who holds a law degree from UC Berkeley and is a Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy at UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and an Adjunct Professor at Miami Law. He teaches in Miami Law's Maritime LL.M. program and in the areas of Coastal Law, Environmental Law and Coastal Development and Tourism.  

Students travel to Vietnam and China in the summer to study a broad spectrum of water issues including: Drinking water, Wastewater, Groundwater, Wetlands, Dams, International rivers, Vietnam/China.

Course Specifics:

  • Takes place over @4 weeks in May and June
  • 3-credit course  (LAW 391A – Summer Session 1)
  • Law students enrolled in this course are eligible to earn law credit towards their J.D. or LL.M. degrees
  • Two- 6-hour Saturday sessions that offer background information are required part of the course during the spring semester. 
  • The formal portion of the course involves seminars at the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG) and Yunnan University, as well as our separate University of Miami discussion group/seminars about the readings.
  • Extensive travel and fieldwork takes the class through northern and central Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Dong Ha, Sapa) and southwestern China (Yunnan Province, Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, Shangrila).

Why This Program?

Cody Gavalier, JD '13, discusses his experience studying in Vietnam and China.


For Information

Contact Professor Daniel Suman, 305-284-4685, dsuman@miami.edu