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Tulane Environmental Law Journal


The Tulane Environmental Law Journal is a student-run and edited publication. Each year, TELJ selects junior members through a rigorous, law school-wide writing competition.  The winners of the competition are offered membership based on the level of writing and analysis exhibited in their case notes.  Membership on TELJ is a rewarding, if demanding, experience that allows students to develop their legal writing and analysis skills, while at the same time exposing them to cutting-edge issues in environmental law.


Publication Opportunities for Students

TELJ not only features noteworthy essays and articles by practitioners, professors, and other experts, but it is also proud to showcase the writings of its members. Each issue, up to three students who author superior case notes or comments are selected to have their works published.


Congratulations to Selected Student Authors!

Volume 23, Issue 1:

  • Brett Chalke, Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA: The D.C. Circuit Moves Away from Market-Based Policies
  • Rachel Mathews, Summers v. Earth Island Institute: Injury, Precedent, and the Environmental Standing Saga
  • Caroline Milne, Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council: The United States Supreme Court Tips the Balance Against Environmental Interests in the Name of National Security
  • Walewska Watkins, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company v. United States: The Supreme Court Arranges for Disposal of CERCLA's Strict Liability

Volume 23, Issue 2:

  • Whit Davis, Water Criminals: Misusing Mens Rea and Public Welfare Offense Analysis in Prosecuting Clean Water Act Violations
  • Rebecca Fromer, Concessions of a Shopaholic: An Analysis of the Movement to Minimize Single-Use Shopping Bags from the Waste Stream and a Proposal for State Implementation in Louisiana
  • Michael Heagerty, Crime and the Environment: Expanding the Boundaries of Environmental Justice
  • Taylor Reinhard, Advancing Tribal Law Through "Treatment as a State" Under the Obama Administration: American Indians May Also Find Help From Their Legal Relative, Louisiana - No Blood Quantum Necessary

Volume 22, Issue 1:

  • Chris Bergen, Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker: The Supreme Court Tightens the Purse Strings on Corporate Punitive Awards 
  • Lara Benbenisty, Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc. v. Geren: Congress's Expanding Role in Regulating Interstate Water Disputes
  • Joseph Briggett, AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC v. Smith: The Fourth Circuit Ignores Ambiguities in the Coastal Zone Management Act and Imposes a  Stringent Approval Requirement on State Coastal Management Plans

 Volume 22, Issue 2:

  • Joseph Briggett, An Ocean of Executive Authority: Courts Should Limit the President's Antiquities Act Power to Designate Monuments in the Outer Continental Shelf
  • David Gibson, Awash in Green: A Critical Perspective on Environmental Advertising
  • Nelson Goodell, Making the "Intangibles" Tangible: The Need to Use Contingent Valuation Methodology in Environmental Impact Statements


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