About this Journal
Established in 1982, the Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion (PELR) was one of the first scholarly journals established in the then new field of environmental law. Edited by JD candidates, PELR provides Pace students with a challenging opportunity to develop scholarly commentary and analysis of environmental law issues. This Law Review provides peer review of legal research alike by students, faculty or members of the bar and bench. PELR's rigorous training in legal research, writing and editing is an important enrichment of Pace's JD curriculum, while serving as a forum for the publication of original legal research by Pace JD and LLM candidates. Service on law reviews such as PELR is considered a valuable credential by law firms and government agencies alike, when interviewing to hire new lawyers.
The editors and staff of PELR also undertake special projects during each year. In collaboration with the law faculty, the Center for Environmental Legal Studies and the Pace Environmental Law Society, PELR sponsors and organizes an annual colloquium on environmental legal issues. Internationally recognized experts in environmental law gather at Pace to deliver papers, engage in debate and exchange views. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Pace students to meet and confer with some of the leading specialists in environmental law. PELR edits and publishes the colloquia proceedings. Recent topics have included Implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments, Factory Farming, The Rio de Janeiro "Earth Summit" Treaties, the "Takings" Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, and Environmental Taxation.
PELR also publishes annually Pace's distinguished Lloyd K Garrison Lecture in Environmental Law, as well as the winning briefs of the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.These briefs address legal issues about to be decided in federal courts, and are well read nationally. PELR makes all its publications available directly to subscribers in print and electronically through LEXIS.
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