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The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affair (“JLIA”) is conducting a call for papers for its symposium publication in spring 2017. The symposium will analyze the law’s role in international responses to contemporary environmental crises; discuss how recent developments in domestic and international law interact with late-breaking technology and evolving attitudes toward climate or natural resource issues; and, how these developments have culminated in new legislation legal techniques, triumphs, and failures.
Writers should address and analyze the relationship of the law with infrastructural failures, natural disasters, climate change and resource allocation across nations and jurisdictions, and offer Journal readers a holistic picture of multiple perspectives on legal environmental response. Amongst possible subject areas and topics:
- Legislation or legal action taken as a result of environmental change on local, state, or national levels within or outside of the United States
- The efficacy or shortcomings of international treaties on addressing environmental issues
- Adaptations in agricultural and food-production processes developed as a result of or in anticipation of food safety legislation
- Creative or avant-garde municipality-based environmental advocacy
- Problems of resource allocation between adjacent nation-states
Submissions will be considered for publication on a rolling basis. Authors interested in submitting papers should refer to http://elibrary.law.psu.edu/jlia/policies.html for submission procedures and policies. Please note that text and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, and that submissions through ExpressO are the best way to ensure quick response times as it is the internal platform for reviewing all official submissions to JLIA.
Please direct all questions regarding this Call for Papers to Zach Bollman, Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Camman Piasecki, Managing Editor of Articles, at email@example.com. Questions regarding the symposium itself should be directed to Zach Bollman or Neeraj Kumar, Managing Editor of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.