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Environmental Law and Sustainability

Scope

‚ÄčThis research guide is for people seeking information on federal and Arizona environmental law, including regulatory efforts and permitting. The guide includes both primary and secondary sources, including links to Arizona government agencies. Some book resources on this page link to Ross-Blakley Library catalog records, which provide information about location and availability of items in the library collection.

Getting Started

Environmental Law: A Legal Research Guide (Christopher C. Dykes & Daniel G. Donohue, 2018)
This book available in PDF from HeinOnline on campus or through ASURITE provides a comprehensive overview of locating environmental law resources, from federal state and federal statutes and case law to books and treatises to databases and websites.

Choosing a Paper Topic Research Guide
This research guide from the Ross-Blakley Law Library is designed for students who are writing a substantive legal research paper and are looking for guidance on how to begin. The guide details sources for help in selecting a paper topic and offers insight in how to check whether your paper will add new information to the field of law.

Conducting a Preemption Check Research Guide
This research guide details the recommended steps for conducting a preemption check, as well as provides information on and links to a variety of resources for conducting a thorough check.

Legal Citation Research Guide
This research guide introduces the Bluebook and other materials to help you format footnotes and citation sentences.

Ask a Law Librarian

The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources. Librarians are available 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-2pm on Friday.

Currently, the Law Library can only be accessed in-person by College of Law students, faculty, and staff, in compliance with the University's COVID-19 pandemic safety policies.

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