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Environmental Law Research Guide: Journals & News

Popular Environmental Law Journals

Below is a short list of popular environmental law journals. Some of the journals offer free access to their most recent issues on their websites. If you need an article that is not available on their website, or would like to search a particular journal, please visit HeinOnline.

Environmental Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Law School

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Stanford Law School

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, William & Mary Law School

Ecology Law Quarterly, Berkeley Law

New York University Environmental Law Journal, NYU School of Law

Finding Law Journal Articles


‚ÄčLegaltrac is an index for major law reviews & journals, specialty and bar association publications, and legal newspapers. Some materials are available in full-text through this resource.

Legal Source

Legal Source indexes more than 870 journals, 300 law journals, and includes the Index to Legal Periodicals.

News (aka Current Awareness)

Bloomberg BNA Environment & Safety Center

Bloomberg BNA editors and subject experts provide the analysis of federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. Of particular interest if the Daily Environment Reporter that provides information on current developments in environmental law. The resource center also provides information on international environmental issues, compliance, forms, and an environmental due diligence guide.


Environmental law blogs provide readers with updates on current developments in environmental law. They usually provide analysis by environmental law practitioners, scholars, students, and policy centers, and citations to additional secondary and primary sources. Below is a short list of useful environmental law blogs.

Legal Planet a joint effort by Berkeley Law and UCLA Law

American College of Environmental Lawyers

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Climate Law Blog by Columbia Law School

Endangered Species Law & Policy by Nossaman LLP

Non-Law Articles

Environmental law research often involves research in other fields including the sciences. The Web of Science database in an excellent resource for non-law materials.

When searching for other non-law articles, Google Scholar is an excellent resource along with the many subject specific databases offered at UCLA.

Environmental Law News - CA State Bar

The Environmental Law Section of the CA State Bar publishes the Environmental Law News. The publish two issues per year. The Library currently has issues dating back to 2003. Call number KFC610 .A15 E56.