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Eric Garner

Eric Garner

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Managing partner Eric Garner has practiced water law for nearly 30 years at Best Best & Krieger LLP. For the past two decades, he has worked extensively on groundwater matters. He was involved in the Mojave Groundwater adjudication and represented the lead parties in the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater adjudications. He advised clients throughout California on groundwater issues and was involved in the drafting of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. He also worked on surface water issues throughout the state and drafted water laws in South Africa, Trinidad and Pakistan. He worked with the United Nations Environmental Programme on incorporating environmental issues into water laws and was the first American Chair of the International Bar Association’s Water Law Committee.

Garner co-authored “California Water” and “California Water II,” and is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law. He was also named California Lawyer of the Year by California Magazine, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and the Water Law Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

ABA Journal
July 18, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
May, 2018

"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Jonathan Barnett
May, 2018

"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Scott Altman
May, 2018

"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.