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So You Want to be an Environmental Law Professor… An Empirical Analysis of the Environmental Law Hiring Market from 2011 - 2022

Using data collected by Professor Sarah Lawsky for her annual entry level hiring report, I analyzed trends in the hiring of environmental law professors (“ELPs”) from 2011 2022. With this Analysis, I provide insight into the hiring market for environmental law professors. I hope this Analysis is useful and edifying for both aspiring environmental law professors and those in positions of hiring authority within the academy.

Nov 23, 2022
John A. Erwin

CERCLA’s Unrecoverable Natural Resource Damages: Injuries to Cultural Resources and Services

Sarah Peterman* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction Confusion over what damages are recoverable as natural resource damages (NRD) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and other federal statutes abounds, giving credence to the oft-repeated phrase that “CERCLA is not a model of legislative clarity.”[1]

Mar 03, 2011
John A. Erwin

Preliminary Injunctive Relief in the Ninth Circuit after Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council

Susan Jane Brown* & Rachel Fazio** [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update, January 25, 2011, Below >>> Introduction On November 12, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council (Winter).[1] The Winter case originated in March of 2007[2] in the Central District

Oct 12, 2010
John A. Erwin

Levine v. Vilsack: When “Likely” Actually Means “Definitely”

Bruce Wagman & Lisa McCurdy* [ Click Here to Comment! ] [ download PDF ] Sometimes procedural rulings allow courts to avoid important decisions that would otherwise make social and ethical declarations about the duality of American values with respect to animals. Stark evidence of that comes with the recent Ninth Circuit opinion in Levine

Mar 08, 2010
Bruce Wagman & Lisa McCurdy