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Environmental Advocacy


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Getting Started | Agencies, Associations, and NGOs | Subscription Databases | Electronic Journals | Additional Electronic Resources | Brief Bibliography of Print Resources | Primary Law | Lexis | Westlaw | Practice Materials on the Clinic Research Guide


Getting Started

With any project, unless you are already knowledgeable about environmental advocacy, it is best to start with basic, introductory resources and then to consult more focused works, moving from secondary sources to primary sources.

Secondary sources such as articles and books can provide you with an overview of your topic and help you think of search terms you might not have thought of otherwise. They also cite primary authorities such as statutes and cases. You can use the primary sources cited in secondary sources as a jumping off point to find other primary sources in several ways:

  • Shepardize or KeyCite them to see what other sources have cited them (visit the Shepard's Citation Service tutorial or the KeyCite tutorial for more information);
  • Read cases to see what other sources they cite (jump to Judicial Materials);
  • On Westlaw or WestlawNext look up the topics and key numbers in the cases you've already read to find other cases that address the same issues;
  • On Lexis or Lexis Advance, use "More Like This" to find other sources with wording or citation patterns similar to the document you started with;
  • Read annotations to statutes to find cross references to cases that have analyzed them or regulations that have been issued under their authority.

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Brief Bibliography

The following is a partial list of the Environmental Advocacy related materials available in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. For additional sources on this topic, please check the library's Catalog.

Environmental law, edited by Peter S. Menell. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002.
UMLL: Stacks - KF3775.E467 2002

The environmental law and compliance handbook, James F. Berry, Mark S. Dennison. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2000.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.B42 2000

Environmental law and policy, statutory and regulatory supplement. New York, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 2001-
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.A29E58

Environmental law in a nutshell, Roger W. Findley. 5th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.Z9F56 2000

Environmental regulation: law, science, and policy, Robert V. Percival…[et al.] 2d ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1996
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.E58 1996

FIFRA: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Lynn L. Bergeson.
Chicago, Ill.: Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association, c2000.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3959.B37 2000

Hot topics in environmental law: air developments, brownfields & superfund, water & takings. Baltimore,MD.: MICPEL, 2002.
UMLL: General Stacks KFM1554.H32 2002

Maryland environmental law handbook, by the law firm of Piper & Marbury; authors, Deborah E. Jennings ...[et al.]. [Rockville, MD]: Government Institutes,[1996].
UMLL: General Stacks KFM1554.M375 1996

Natural resources law, by Jan G. Laitos. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2002.
UMLL: Reserves - KF3775.L54 2002

Opportunities for advancing environmental justice: an analysis of U.S. EPA statutory authorities. Washington,DC: Environmental Law Institute, c2001.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.O66 2001

Out of bounds, out of control: regulatory enforcement at the EPA, James V. DeLong. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, c2002.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.Z9D45 2002

Risk regulation at risk: restoring a pragmatic approach, Sidney A. Shapiro and
Robert L. Glicksman. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, c2003.
UMLL: General Stacks KF3775.S53 2003

This land is your land, this land is my land: the property rights movement and
regulatory takings,
Alfred M. Olivetti, Jr., and Jeff Worsham. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2003.
UMLL: Stacks - KF5599.O43 2003

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