Founded in 1993, the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal (BELJ) is a scholarly periodical dedicated to the analysis of contemporary environmental law and policy issues.
Originally chartered as a specialty journal focusing on environmental problems affecting the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, BELJ has since diversified its coverage and welcomes manuscripts on a wide range of environmental law topics including, but not limited to, climate change, biodiversity and natural resources conservation, land use, pollution, invasive species, sustainability, energy development, environmental justice, environmental rights, federal statutes, and influential litigation.
BELJ publishes works by academics, legal practitioners, policymakers, and occasionally students. See our Submissions section for more information.
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To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal (BELJ) will be hosting a symposium titled, “Climate Action in the Great Lakes Region,” on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Buffalo, New York, with a virtual participation option.
Call for Proposals: Proposals accepted now through November 18, 2022, with extension grantable upon written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELJ welcomes submissions of articles, essays, notes, comments, and book reviews on a wide range of environmental law topics including, but not limited to, climate change, biodiversity and natural resources conservation, land use, pollution, invasive species, sustainability, energy development, environmental justice, environmental rights, federal statutes, and influential litigation.
Current and past volumes can be found online, free, in full-text on the School of Law's Digital Commons.
BELJ's subscription rate is $170.00 and will be automatically renewed unless notice of cancellation is received.
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We acknowledge the land on which the University at Buffalo operates, which is the territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy. This territory is covered by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship, a pledge to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. It is also covered by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, between the United States Government and the Six Nations Confederacy, which further affirmed Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty in the State of New York. Today, this region is still the home to the Haudenosaunee people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and share ideas in this territory.