Environmental Law Institute &
Vanderbilt University Law School
Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) is a special issue of the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR), published in collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Law School (VULS) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, DC. Each year, Vanderbilt Law students work with an expert advisory committee and senior staff from ELI to identify the year’s best academic articles that present legal and policy solutions to pressing environmental problems. The result is a one issue, student-edited volume that includes condensed versions of the selected articles, along with commentaries from leading experts from the academy, law firms, business, government and non-governmental organizations.
In conjunction with the publication, ELI and Vanderbilt co-sponsor an annual conference at which the authors of the articles and comments present their ideas and views to an audience that includes business, government (federal, state, and local), think tank, and non-profit representatives.
We discussed the following articles on March 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC:
- David E. Adelman and Ian J. Duncan,The Limits of Liability in Promoting Safe Geologic Sequestration of CO2, 22 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. 1
- Dave Owen,
Critical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 141
- Barton H. Thompson, Jr., A Federal Act to Promote Integrated Water Management: Is the CZMA a Useful Model?, 42 Envtl. L. 201
A full conference agenda is available here. Audio recording of the event is available here.
In addition, as part of ELPAR, we have been tracking trends in environmental legal scholarship. Click here for a copy of the 2008-2012 trends article. Click the dates for a list of the 2008-2009, the 2009-2010, the 2010-2011, and the 2011-2012 articles reviewed.
Click here to view the 2012 issue of ELPAR.
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