Transnational Environmental Law - Inaugural Issue Online

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural issue of Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), a new journal published by Cambridge University Press, is online now.

ABOUT THE ISSUE: TEL's first issue features a stellar line-up of contributors including Dan Bodansky, Greg Shaffer, Edith Brown Weiss, Neil Gunningham, Doug Kysar, Tseming Yang, Charlotte Streck, Liz Fisher, Koh Kheng-Lian, Ludwig Kramer, Bob Lee, Al Gillespie, Peter Sand, Louis Kotze, and editorial contributions by Dan Farber and Cinnamon Carlarne, Joanne Scott and Jolene Lin, and the editors-in-chief Veerle Heyvaert and Thijs Etty.

Access the first issue free of charge here:

ABOUT TEL: Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of environmental law and governance beyond the state. It approaches legal and regulatory developments with an interest in the contribution of non-state actors and an awareness of the multi-level governance context in which contemporary environmental law unfolds in a global context.

Under the editorship of Thijs Etty and Veerle Heyvaert, TEL offers a forum for rigorous analysis and discussion of the impacts of globalization on complex environmental risks and norms. It welcomes scholarship that enriches our understanding of contemporary environmental law through comparative and cutting-edge interdisciplinary analysis. TEL's scope is broadly conceived in terms of disciplinary focus: its pages are open to scholarly contributions covering a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, emerging technologies, industrial pollution and waste management. TEL also promotes the exploration of the evolving dynamics between environmental law and other legal disciplines (including but not limited to trade and competition law, financial law, and human rights).

TEL aims to support and contribute to a new generation of environmental scholarship that will bridge geographical boundaries, scholarly styles and generations. It warmly encourages participation by young and emerging talents from across the globe. TEL seeks to foster innovative synergies between different scholarly styles and traditions, and strives for the development of a new generation of environmental scholarship that will bridge existing divides, including notably the divide between North American and European approaches to environmental law scholarship. In the same spirit, TEL encourages the integration of theoretical and practical legal perspectives on current environmental issues, and aims to deliver scholarship of high salience to academics and practitioners alike.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Visit the journal website for further information at:

You are warmly encouraged to forward this announcement within your network.

Thijs Etty (VU University Amsterdam)
Veerle Heyvaert (London School of Economics)

Cinnamon Carlarne (Ohio State University)
Daniel Farber (University of California at Berkeley)
Jolene Lin (Hong Kong University)
Joanne Scott (University College London)

SUBMISSIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION: The Editors invite the submission of manuscripts from scholars, lawyers and professionals active in fields related to environmental law and governance. Prospective authors may also contact the Editors with proposals for planned submissions.

General submissions will be accepted year-round, and accepted publications will appear online as FirstView on a rolling basis, ahead of their scheduled publication in print.

For submissions and instructions for manuscript preparation, further information about TEL and its editorial and advisory boards, to sign up for content alerts, and to recommend the journal to your Serials Librarian please visit the TEL website at:

You are warmly encouraged to forward this email within your network, or to announce TEL's launch on relevant websites or blogs. Please do let us know if you are organizing relevant conferences or other events at which TEL announcements and marketing materials might be distributed.

We look forward to welcoming you as a prospective author and reader of Transnational Environmental Law.

Best wishes,

Thijs Etty & Veerle Heyvaert
Founding Editors-in-Chief
Transnational Environmental Law

Posted 6/17/12