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Response or Comment

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Environmental Law Reporter

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environmental law, environmental scholarship, methodology


Environmental Law | Law


The goal of this Comment is to highlight the results of the ELPAR article selection process and to report on the environmental legal scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, including the number of environmental law articles published in general law reviews versus environmental law journals, and the topics covered in the articles. We also present the Top 20 articles that met ELPAR's criteria of persuasiveness, impact, feasibility, and creativity, from which four articles were selected to re-publish in condensed form with commentaries from leading practitioners and policymakers. Two additional articles received an honorable mention. Thus, this Comment provides an empirical snapshot of the environmental legal literature during the past academic year and information on the top articles chosen by ELPAR.



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