JELP7: Back to the Future: Re-Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities

The Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (JELP) is pleased to announce the theme, location, and timing of its 7th biennial environmental law and policy conference!

“JELP7: Back to the Future: Re-Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities”” will take place on Vancouver Island, B.C., in the first week of June, 2019 (exact dates and location to be confirmed).

This year’s theme is rooted in both JELP’s past and Canada’s future. As we celebrate our 7th conference, we thought it appropriate to reflect on our inaugural conference theme, “Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities,” and to once again invite our community of scholars and practitioners to reflect on the laws, policies, and institutions required to meet the environmental challenges facing Canada in the 21st century. While this theme is deliberately broad, we note that this year’s conference will take place in the wake of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and Calls to Action, and welcome especially contributions intended to further Canada’s reconciliation project and open up space for dialogue (see e.g. here).

Rather than call for individual papers, we invite interested scholars and practitioners to submit panel proposals to us at jelp@usask.ca by December 31, 2018. Consistent with our broad theme, panels may consider discrete issues (e.g. species at risk, impact assessment, toxic substances, climate change, land-use planning, instrument choice, etc…), the intersection of Indigenous and settler environmental laws, or focus on Indigenous laws for environmental and resource management. Both doctrinal and empirical approaches are encouraged. Proposals should include a half page description of the panel theme, the names and contact information of proposed panelists, and confirmation of their interest. Our general preference is for panels of three.

The conference agenda will be announced early in 2019, at which time further details, including exact location, dates and cost, will be confirmed.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and to a successful JELP7 conference!

Meinhard, Sharon, and Martin

JELP co-editors

 

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Information about JELP6, “We’ll Always Have Paris”, has been moved to the “Upcoming Conferences” Page (see also tabs above).

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Welcome to the website and blog of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (JELP). Published by Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business, and currently edited by Professors Meinhard Doelle (Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law), Sharon Mascher and Martin Olszynski (both at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law), the JELP is Canada’s premier refereed legal periodical in Canadian environmental law and policy, with more than 20 years of publishing experience.

Here you will find information about the JELP, submission guidelines, contact information, as well as information about previous and upcoming conferences. In the coming months, we will provide information on forthcoming articles, as well as updates and commentary on current issues in environmental law and practice in Canada. We look forward to working with Canada’s environmental law community as we embark on this new and exciting phase for the JELP.

Call for Submissions

Now that we have successfully completed the transition of the Journal of Environmental Law & Practice (JELP) to its new editorial team, we are writing to remind the Canadian environmental law and policy community to consider JELP for your environmental law publications.

There appears to be no shortage of environmental issues deserving further analysis and discussion, from the Lac Megantic disaster and the Northern Gateway project to the recent Mount Polley tailings breach, as well as significant developments in related areas of law, such as Aboriginal law (e.g. the recent Supreme Court decision in Wiliams v. British Columbia).

The next submission deadline for JELP is late August, but we welcome submissions anytime, as we publish three issues a year and our publication process is relatively quick. We welcome all submissions, but contributions from established academics are critical to the continuing success of the journal.

We are very honoured to serve as the editorial team for what is still Canada’s only faculty run environmental law journal.  We believe JELP is a critical communication and research dissemination tool for the environmental law community in Canada. In a world where it is easy to drown in information, it is wonderful to be able to turn to one journal for leading research and ideas in this critical area of law.

To this end, we have developed a website for JELP (www.jelp.ca), which we hope will serve as a place for all of us to share the latest thinking in Canadian environmental law.

For any comments or questions related to JELP, please do not hesitate to contact us at jelp@usask.ca.

 

Sharon, Meinhard and Martin

The Journal of Environmental Law & Practice (JELP) has joined the Blogosphere!

Welcome to the new blog of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (JELP). Published by Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business, and currently edited by Professors Meinhard Doelle (Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law), Sharon Mascher and Martin Olszynski (University of Calgary Faculty of Law), the JELP is Canada’s premier refereed legal periodical in Canadian environmental law and policy, with more than 20 years of publishing experience.

Here you will find information about the JELP, submission guidelines, contact information, as well as information about previous and upcoming conferences. In the coming months, we will provide information on forthcoming articles, as well as updates and commentary on current issues in environmental law and practice in Canada. We look forward to working with Canada’s environmental law community as we embark on this new and exciting phase for the JELP.