New Environmental Law Resources

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Environmental law and policy are gaining more attention in both the United States and internationally.  This month the Law library has added several new resources on environmental law and policy to assist researchers with understanding this growing and rapidly developing area of law.

  • Environmental Law Institute, The Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis

This new online resource is an essential tool for researching environmental law and policy.  It provides researchers with access to policy analysis, statutes, regulations and many other tools to assist with conducting environmental law and policy research.  NCCU Law Library users can access this resource from the Electronic Resources page, found at:

  • Ved P. Nanda & George (Rock) Pring, International Environmental Law and Policy for the 21st Century (2013).

The resource provides researchers with an overview of the field of international environmental law and policy.  It does this through discussions of key issues such as environmental assessments, international freshwater resources, hazardous waste, international trade and the environment, and human rights.  Researchers will also find a historical overview of international agreements and case law from the early 20th century to the present with this tome.

  • International Law in the Era of Climate Change (Rosemary Rayfuse & Shirley V. Scott, eds. 2012).

This resource explores the impacts of climate change and the efforts being made to deal with it on an international level.  Topics covered include how climate change impacts human rights, trade and investment, and space among other important legal issues.  Researchers can use this resource to further understand how climate change and responses to it will influence countless other areas of international law.

For more information about new titles added to the Law Library’s collection, visit the New Acquisitions page at: