The Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR) is widely recognized as a leading quarterly publication of thought-provoking scholarly commentary and practical analysis of both international and domestic environmental law. Environmental issues do not recognize political boundaries, nor do they respect territorial integrity. Attempts to confront and resolve global and transboundary environmental problems have created the need for a legal forum to provide analyses of these issues. GELR was created to meet this need.

Our publication spans a broad range of environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, the protection of the global commons, regional and comparative issues, and the intersection of the environment and international legal areas such as trade, human rights, security, and technology transfer. The audience we reach is nearly as broad as the subject matter we publish. Each publication contains timely information designed for the practitioner, policymaker, scholar, and student of international and environmental law. For information on how you can submit an article to GELR, please visit our submissions page.

GELR is published four times a year by students of the Georgetown University Law Center. Members of GELR’s staff enjoy access to extensive resources and a comprehensive curriculum in these fields. GELR’s location in Washington, DC enables contact with key domestic and foreign governmental institutions as well as international and environmental practitioners. The proximity of these resources has led to the development of a close working relationship between GELR and members of the international and environmental communities.

Georgetown University Law Center students interested in joining GELR should consult the instructions for the Write On Competition.

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