Amy Kelley

Professor Emeritus

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J.D.,  Editor-in-Chief, South Dakota Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa, University of South Dakota

B.A., College of St. Catherine


Former law clerk for U.S. District Court, Sioux Falls, and in private practice in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Taught as visiting professor at University of Texas, University of San Diego, and University of San Francisco schools of law. Former Treasurer, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and chair, AALS Sections of Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law. Editor-in-Chief and contributing author to leading treatise on water law, Waters and Water Rights (Lexis/Nexis).


Amy K. Kelley, Ed., IV Waters and Water Rights, (Lexis/Nexis 3rd ed. 2009) (Updated Annually)

  • Constitutional Foundations of Federal Water Law, Chapter 35
  • Federal-State Relations in Water, Chapter 36
  • Acquisition of Property for Federal Water Projects, Chapter 38
  • Planning, Authorization and Operation of Federal Water Projects, Chapter 39
  • Federal Reclamation Law, Chapter 41
  • Immunities of the United States, Chapter 42

Water Law Newsletter, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (Ed.-in-Chief and Washington Reporter)