Current Issue: Volume 40, Issue 1
Stanford Environmental Law Journal
The Stanford Environmental Law Journal (ELJ) was founded in 1978, and is now considered one of the best environmental law journals in the nation. ELJ is a scholarly periodical dedicated to analyses of current environmental legal issues and policies.
Compiled and edited entirely by Stanford Law School students, ELJ publishes articles, and sometimes essays, on timely and important issues in natural resources law, environmental policy, law and economics, international environmental law, and other topics relating to law and the environment. For example, ELJ has covered such topics as hazardous waste, energy development, natural resources conservation and regulation, climate change, and environmental justice. In particular, ELJ seeks to educate regarding the complexities of the natural world as reflected in the law, and to impart an understanding of the environment within the framework of the legal system.
ELJ solicits submissions from academics, practitioners, and others; it also accepts student articles and notes. ELJ publishes in January and June.
At its core, ELJ is devoted to the discovery and transmission of legal knowledge. ELJ cannot be limited in its methods and ways of thinking, or confined to one individual’s or a single community’s experiences. To further this mission, we must bring a broad range of ideas and approaches.
ELJ strives to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is represented. Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, and new solutions, contributing to our core mission.
To advance legal scholarship, it is essential to be exposed to views and cultures other than one’s own and to have one’s opinions and assumptions challenged. Such engagement expands our horizons, enables understanding across difference, prevents complacency and promotes intellectual breadth.
Our diversity ensures our strength as an intellectual community. In today’s world, diversity represents the key to excellence and achievement.