Environmental Law Scholarship: A Sampler

If you’re wondering what environmental law scholarship is about, here’s about three-weeks-worth of recent publications, covering everything from roadless rules to fisheries to renewable energy to climate change.

1.    Aarons, Kyle J. Note. The real world roadless rules challenges. 109 Mich. L. Rev. 1293-1325 (2011).  

2.    Blades, Emmi. Comment. Using the legal system to gain control of natural resources on tribal lands: lessons from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 175-203 (2010).  

3.    Cronauer, C. Nicholas. Note. Flushing out the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act. 45 Val. U. L. Rev. 637-688 (2011).

4.    Cooley, David M. and Jonas J. Monast. Carbon offsets and environmental impacts: NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and federal climate policy. 28 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 377-420 (2011). 

5.    Crawford, Colin. Environmental benefits and the notion of positive environmental justice. 32 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 911-936 (2011).  

6.    Delogu, Orlando E. Friend of the court: an array of arguments to urge reconsideration of the Moody Beach cases and expand public use rights in Maine’s intertidal zone. 16 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 47-113 (2010).  

7.    DeWitte, Claire. Comment. At the water’s edge: legal protections and funding for a new generation of climate change refugees. 16 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 211-238 (2010).

8.    Enzler, Sherry A. How law mattered to the Mono Lake ecosystem. 35 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 413-513 (2011). 

9.    Golding, Wyatt F. Comment. Incentives for change: China’s cadre system applied to water quality. 20 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y J. 399-428 (2011).

10. Gonzalez, Carmen G. An environmental justice critique of comparative advantage: indigenous peoples, trade policy, and the Mexican neoliberal economic reforms. 32 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 723-803 (2011).

11. Jarvis, Ryan. Student article. Sinking nations  and climate change adaptation strategies. 9 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 447-486 (2010).

12. Lamirande, Heidi R. Note. From sea to carbon cesspool: preventing the world’s marine ecosystems from falling victim to ocean acidification. 34 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev. 183-217 (2011).

13. Merrill, James William. Comment. Trawling for meaning: a new standard for “best scientific information available” in the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation Act. 60 Cath. U. L. Rev. 475-503 (2011).

14. Olmsted, James L. The butterfly effect: conservation easements, climate change, and invasive species. 38 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 41-76 (2011).

15. Prum, Darren A. and Sarah L. Catz. Greenhouse gas emission targets and mass transit: can the government successfully accomplish both without a conflict? 51 Santa Clara L. Rev. 935-987 (2011).

16. Salzman, James. The Eleventh Annual Gilbert and Sara Kerlin Lecture. What is the emperor wearing? The secret lives of ecosystem services. 28 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 591-613 (2011).

17. Sarwar, Turhan F. Comment. Leveraging international law to help arsenic mitigation efforts in Bangladesh. 32 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 843-910 (2011).

18. Schramm, Daniel and Akiva Fishman. Legal frameworks for adaptive natural resource management in a changing climate. 22 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 491-520 (2010).

19. Symposium: Big Oil, Big Consequences, and the Big Unknown: Exploring the Legal, Regulatory, and Environmental Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. Foreword by Elise C. Powers; articles by Richard Oliver Brooks, Vincent J. Foley, Aaron Gershonowitz, Keith H. Hirokawa, Lawrence C. Smith, Jr., L. Murphy Smith, Paul A. Ashcroft and Michael N. Widener. 74 Alb. L. Rev. 475-630 (2010/2011).

20. Symposium: The Renewable Energy Legislation Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together. Introduction by Jay P. Kesan, articles by Neil D. Hamilton, Jim Rossi, Daniel A. Farber, David Zilberman, Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajagopal, Jay P. Kesan, Atsushi Ohyama, James M. Van Nostrand, Anne Marie Hirschberger, Jody M. Endres, Madhu Khanna, Xiaoguang Chen, Haixiao Huang, Hayri Onal, Kristina K. Anderson-Teixeira, Peter K. Snyder, Evan H. DeLucia, A. Bryan Endres, Elizabeth Burelson and Winslow Burleson. 2011 U. Ill. L. Rev. 333-694.

21. Takacs, David. Forest carbon offsets and international law: a deep equity legal analysis. 22 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 521-574 (2010).

22. Steiner, Julie E. Should “substitute” private attorneys general enforce public environmental actions? Balancing the costs and benefits of the contingency fee environmental special counsel arrangement. 51 Santa Clara L. Rev. 853-883 (2011).

23. Rieser, Alison. Saving Salmon: federalism and the conservation of Maine’s Atlantic salmon. 16 Ocean & Coastal L.J. 135-179 (2010).

24. Riley, Sophie. A weed by any other name: would the rose smell as sweet if it were a threat to biodiversity? 22 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 157-184 (2009).

25. Takahashi, Taiga. Comment. Left out at sea: highly migratory fish and the Endangered Species Act. 99 Cal. L. Rev. 179-233 (2011).

26. Weinbaum, Aura. Comment. Unjust enrichment: an alternative to tort law and human rights in the climate change context? 20 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y J. 429-454 (2011).

27. Walker, Paula. Oceans in the balance: as the sharks go, so go we. 17 Animal L. 97-170 (2010).

28. Watson, Kory R. Comment. Fill material pollution under the Clean Water Act: a need for legislative change. 35 S. Ill. U. L.J. 335-356 (2011).

29. Wonhoff, Taylor K. Comment. Victoria’s window dressing: how the Environment Effects Act 1978 failed at Bastion Point. 20 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y J. 455-482 (2011).


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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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About Dan

Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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