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2010 Press Releases

Florida State University law professors create scholarly e-journal on sustainability

Feb 01, 2010

TALLAHASSEE—Florida State University College of Law professors have created an interdisciplinary electronic journal to publish scholarship on all aspects of sustainable resource use and development. Sustainability Law & Policy is edited by law  professors Robin Kundis Craig, David L. Markell and J.B. Ruhl, who are among the  nation’s foremost environmental law scholars. The e­journal is part of the Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) electronic library.

“We wanted to sponsor an e­journal that would showcase cutting­edge scholarship, be interdisciplinary and address an important component of environmental  law and policy that was not already being highlighted on SSRN,” said Craig, Associate  Dean for Environmental Programs and Attorneys’ Title Professor. “We are encouraged  by the fact that, by the time the e­journal was officially announced, scholars had already  submitted 60 articles.” 

“Our phenomenally productive environmental faculty has the pulling power and  vision to make this work,” said Dean Don Weidner. “It is exciting that we roll this journal  out the same year we roll out our new LL.M. program in Environmental Law.” 

Florida State’s Environmental Law program is ranked 11th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to being widely recognized experts in their fields, the program’s faculty members have served as visiting professors at Harvard Law  School, the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Texas School of Law  and Vanderbilt University Law School.

February 2010