“Climate Action in the Great Lakes”
Friday, March 3, 2023
University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY
This event will take place in-person and virtually.
Call for Proposals: Proposals accepted now through November 18, 2022, with extension grantable upon written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Additional event details will be announced soon. Check back for updates!
As originally chartered in 1993, BELJ focused on environmental problems affecting the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada. In the intervening years, BELJ has diversified its coverage to include a broad range of contemporary environmental law and policy issues. For its symposium issue, BELJ is going back to its roots.
Although the symposium will focus on the Great Lakes Basin, the climate issues faced by the region are representative of what is happening in watersheds across the nation and around the world. Rising waters and extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change are causing increased flooding, coastal erosion, property damage, and are endangering the health and safety of humans, wildlife, and the natural environment.
This symposium seeks to provide an opportunity for examination and shared learning concerning current efforts across the Great Lakes Region to address the realities of a changing climate. Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to:
BELJ welcomes one-page proposals from academics, legal practitioners, policymakers, government officials, agency members, legal researchers, law students, and others. We are also happy to review completed, unpublished papers. Based on these submissions, the BELJ Editorial Board will invite authors to present their draft articles at the symposium. All accepted articles will have the opportunity to be published in the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Volume 30, Issue 2, in June 2023. Articles must be original, previously unpublished, and should demonstrate quality writing and sound legal analysis, with proper Bluebook citations.
Proposals can be submitted via email to email@example.com (with subject heading “Symposium Proposal”) or through Scholastica. Proposals should include:
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.
Questions may be directed to Kristen Cascio, Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your proposals!