Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

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The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL) has provided an international, unbiased forum for new ideas and theories in environmental and natural resources law since 1985.

JELL publishes cutting-edge and groundbreaking scholarship on contemporary topics including renewable energy, environmental justice, and international environmental law. 

Journal Editors

JELL encourages students to become exceptional editors, writers, and scholars while serving an integral role at the University of Oregon Law School's nationally and internationally recognized environmental law program. 

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2019–20 JELL EDITORial board

Editor in ChiefAmber Lesher
Operations EditorCamille Krier
Articles EditorLogan Perrien Naccarato
Executive EditorMarisa Galloway
Executive EditorCatherine Pratt
Executive EditorAlison Smith
Managing EditorAshlyn Boatwright
Managing EditorKelsey Cunningham
Managing EditorJasmine Maddox
Veracity EditorSkyler Brocker-Knapp
Staff EditorJosh Alexander
Staff EditorLogan Brooks
Staff EditorRachael Cairati
Staff EditorSteven Cooper
Staff EditorTyler Eddington
Staff EditorMatthias Fostvedt
Staff EditorZachary Griffith
Staff EditorMeghan Gross
Staff EditorEthan Hazel
Staff EditorTom Housel
Staff EditorAlex Huntley-Romanow
Staff EditorNoah Montgomery
Staff EditorSarah Osborn
Staff EditorKatie Pitcher
Staff EditorClaire Regenstreif



JELL annual subscriptions are $36.00 and single issues are $12.00.

Mail your subscription request along with a check payable to Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation to:

Editor in Chief
Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation
University of Oregon School of Law
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1221


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Submission Process

JELL publishes articles and book reviews from professors and practitioners. Manuscripts from all points of view are welcome, and JELL does not maintain a position on any issue. Our goal is to publish timely pieces demonstrating sound legal analysis and policy arguments representing a broad spectrum of positions.

Unsolicited Manuscripts

JELL encourages the submission of unsolicited manuscripts on timely issues relating to environmental or natural resources law and litigation. Submissions must be unpublished. If any portion of the manuscript has been published previously, or will be published elsewhere, the author must include this information at the time of submission.

How to make a submission

Prospective authors may submit manuscripts to JELL in Microsoft Word (or comparable format) via Scholasticaemail, or by mail in hard copy. Manuscripts submitted by mail will not be returned.

Articles Editor
Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation
University of Oregon School of Law
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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Submission Format

Typical submissions are under 25,000 words (including footnotes). Articles in excess of 25,000 words will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances. Submissions should include a cover letter, the author's pertinent contact information, and a curriculum vitae or resume. Submissions should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) and The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). Authors who cite sources that are difficult or impossible to find will be expected to provide JELL with a copy of the source upon request and within a reasonable time.

Review Process

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for preliminary review. JELL will attempt to honor requests for expedited review if sufficient notice is given.

Editing Process

JELL reserves editorial privilege with regard to all matters of form, including but not limited to diction, grammar, spelling, syntax, and matters of convention, as well as the substantive accuracy of citations.

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