Sea Grant Law Center publishes new journal

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 15,  2008

The inaugural issue of the National Sea Grant Law Center’s “Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal” is available online. The journal provides a forum for the timely discussion and exploration of legal topics of relevance to the Sea Grant network of extension agents, coastal managers and users, scientists and local decision-makers. The current issue features seven articles presented at the Law Center’s March 2008 Symposium on Coastal Resiliency.

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The journal features concise articles on a range of subjects including fisheries, coastal development, coastal access and pollution. Unlike traditional law reviews, the 30- to 35-page journal features more applied research and case studies. Due to their timeliness and brevity, Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal articles are of interest to anyone involved in coastal management, lawyer and non-lawyer alike.

The journal is published online on a biannual basis and access is free. Each spring, the National Sea Grant Law Center will sponsor a symposium and invite papers from academics and practitioners for publication in June. The fall issue, published in December, will feature law student articles submitted in response to a yearly request for papers. The journal’s editorial board and outside experts, as needed, will review all articles prior to publication.

The theme of the journal’s 2009 symposium will be Water Quantity: Emerging Problems and Innovative Solutions. The call for abstracts will be released in August 2008.

Stephanie Showalter, director of the National Sea Grant Law Center and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Mississippi School of Law, serves as the journal’s editor.


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