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Researching U.S. Environmental Law: Getting Started


The Law Library has a wide array of resources in both print and electronic formats that can help with environmental law research. There are also many useful websites listed in this guide that are specific to the field. In addition, the guide lists “current awareness” sources that researchers may utilize to keep abreast of developments in environmental law. For information on researching the related field of international environmental law (IEL), see the Law Library's guide on "Researching International Environmental Law."

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Environmental Law Society (Loyola Law)

The LUC Law School has an active Environmental Law Society. For more information, see its webpage.  

"The Environmental Law Society (ELS) seeks to build a community of student members who want a career in environmental law, or who wish to incorporate good environmental policy into their chosen practice area. We accomplish this mission by developing and promoting events and programs for its members. We are committed to the continued promotion of student and community awareness and education in the field of environmental affairs from ethical, legal, scientific, economic, policy, and sociological perspectives. Environmental issues are relevant for those in practice of all areas of law, including international law, health law, child law, and human and civil rights law."

Loyola recently welcomed Professor Kalyani Robbins and Morris I. Liebman Professor, Carmen G. Gonzalez, who teach year-round classes on topics ranging from international environmental law to natural resource management. 

Law Library Research Guides for Environmental Law

There are a number of academic libraries that provide online guides to various aspects of environmental law research.

Introductory eBooks

The following are introductory eBooks that focus on environmental law. These are all available in the Law Library's West Academic Study Aids subscription. 

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E-Book: The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development