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Environmental Law & Litigation

This research guide provides an overview of federal and Texas resources in the area of environmental law and litigation, with some energy law sources covered in passing.

Treatises & Study Aids

Treatises: A comprehensive list of environmental law treatises can be found in the law library's treatises guide. Highlighted here are some selections from that list and additional resources worth noting, with a particular focus on litigation.

Regularly Updated:

Selected Stand Alone Work:

Texas Treatises:

Besides treatises, there are also the basic works of study aids for environmental law.

New editions of print titles arrive all the time, so be sure to double check TALLONS, the online catalog, for the most recent version.

Tips for Finding Most Current and Relevant Articles

  • To find articles across journals, search:
  • To find articles that may be too recent to be in those indexes or databases, check:
    • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (on Hein and Westlaw (login required); indexed subjects include "Energy and Utilities Law," "Environmental Law," "Land Use Planning," "Natural Resources Law," "Oil, Gas, Mineral Law.")
    • Law reviews' websites for latest content
  • To find article drafts that may be posted in advance of publication, check:
  • To stay abreast of an individual law review's newest issues, you can set up alerts various ways, including
    • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
    • Law review's website to see if it provides updates of new content by email or RSS, or follow on Twitter
    • HeinOnline eTOC Alert
  • Regional journals may have issues devoted to survey of a particular jurisdiction, e.g., state or federal circuit.
  • May also want to look for symposium or conference issues on a particular topic; add these terms to a keyword search.

Law Reviews & Periodicals