JAEL Vol. 8, No. 1 Now Available!

We are happy to announce the publication of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Vol. 8, No. 1!  This edition features many exciting pieces of legal scholarship.  Felicia Thomas explores legislative strategies to end orca captivity at the state level.  Alexander Blackwell takes an in-depth look at Kentucky's conservation laws.  Kayla Campbell explores legislative remedies to issues associated with "fake" service animals.  Finally, Evan Comer discusses substantive environmental rights through a comparative analysis of state constitutions.  

You can view JAEL vol. 8, no. 1 here.   

The articles are linked below:  

Felicia Thomas, Free Willy:  Phasing Out Captivity of Killer Whales with State Level Legislation and Public Support, 8 J. Animal and Environmental L. 1 (2016)

Alexander Blackwell, Conservation in Kentucky: Taking the Next Step, 8 J. Animal and Environmental L. 47 (2016).  

Kayla Campbell, Supporting the Adoption of Legislation Criminalizing "Fake" Service and Emotional Support Animals, 8 J. Animal and Environmental L. 71 (2016).

Evan Matthew Comer, Constitutional Rights and Environmental Justice:  A Comparative Analysis, 8 J. Animal and Environmental L. 91 (2016). 

Welcome to the Laws of Nature!

The Laws of Nature is a student-run blog sponsored by the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law.  Our blog is a new tool that JAEL will be using to engage the legal community on contemporary issues in the fields of environmental, animal, energy, and natural resources law.   

Apart from giving JAEL's amazingly talented students a chance to showcase their work to our audience, we also want this blog to be a chance for the legal community to interact with our authors (and with one another) on important current events, legal issues, Supreme Court cases, and much more.  

We invite you to stay tuned to this blog over the course of the year.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below!