Laws are passed at the local, state and federal level aimed at protecting the environment and human health. Environmental laws are enforced by environmental protection agencies at the various levels of government. A wide variety of resources are available for law students, lawyers and law researchers interested in the study and practice of environmental law.
West’s “In a Nutshell Series”
The “In a Nutshell Series” from West offers several environmental law books. Relevant titles include “Environmental Law in a Nutshell” by Roger W. Findley and Daniel A. Farber, “International Environmental Law in a Nutshell” by Lakshman D. Guruswamy and “Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell” by John S. Lowe.
Chris Wold is a law professor at Northwestern School of Law and contributor to two popular environmental law books. He is the co-author of “Trade and the Environment: Law and Policy” (a “Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook”) and the author of “Climate Change and the Law: 2009.”
Barton H. Thompson Jr.
Barton H. Thompson Jr. is the co-author of at least three texts related to the study and practice of environmental law. Titles include “Environmental Law and Policy” (from the “Concepts and Insights Series”), “Legal Control of Water Resources: Cases and Materials” (from the “American Casebook Series”) and “Property Law: Ownership, Use, and Conservation” (from the “University Casebook Series”).
Aspen Publishers is one of the most notable publishers of law books in the nation and has a long list of environmental law books. Some top-sellers from Aspen include “Emanuel Law Outlines: Environmental Law,” “Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society,” “Environmental Law Examples & Explanations” and “Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy.”
Michael B. Gerrard
Michael B. Gerrard is the author of several books that are beneficial to both the environmentally-conscious reader and the legal community. Notable titles include “Global Climate Change and U.S. Law,” “Amending CERCLA: The Post-SARA Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act” and “The Law of Environmental Justice, Second Edition: Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks.”
The preceding are just a select few of the best-selling authors and publishers that offer environmental law books. Law students and professionals looking to build their law library might start with these essential environmental law books.