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Archive for October 20th, 2011


HeinOnline Announces New iPhone/iPad App

HeinOnline announced today the availability of its new app for the iPhone and iPad. You can use the app to view PDFs, browse content, and conduct searches. Authentication is required – see our database page for details.

$2,000 Offered for Environmental Law Writing Competition

Writing a seminar paper or note on an environmental law topic? It could win you a couple grand. The 7th Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition is co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. The co-sponsors invite submissions on the topic of the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law protections — the focus is on a “federalism” component to environmental law. The co-sponsors propose these paper topics (although submissions need not be limited to the following) –

  • Conflict of EPA administrative orders with due process obligations
  • Commerce Clauses issues with federal environmental laws
  • Arguments that state nuisance law claims in context of climate change are preempted by federal law
  • Standing in environmental disputes
  • Cooperative federalism model of environmental protection

The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2012. The Environmental Law Institute has complete information.