Publication Process

Each volume features law review articles (approximately 10,000 to 12,000 words), perspective pieces (2,000 to 10,000 words), and student notes (8,000 to 10,000 words).  JEEL is particularly interested in articles that address international treaties or legislative initiatives in other countries, U.S. federal and state legislation, as well as case law developments that grapple with the following:

  • energy generation and distribution, especially for renewable and distributed sources;
  • facility siting, including transmission infrastructure;
  • mechanisms for enhancing energy efficiency in all use sectors;
  • public benefit funds, net metering requirements, renewable portfolio standards, and other forms of utility regulation;
  • implementation of a smart grid;
  • climate change and carbon sequestration;
  • air and water pollution issues related to energy generation;
  • water use and water conservation related to energy production;
  • land use questions;
  • assessment of the environmental impacts of energy production and energy-intensive activities; and
  • resource extraction.

Please direct all submissions and inquiries to jeel.submissions@law.gwu.edu.  Questions may also be directed to Lee Paddock, Faculty Advisor and Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, at lpaddock@law.gwu.edu or jeel@law.gwu.edu.

Generally, issues will print in November, February, and August.  Full drafts should be submitted at least six months prior to desired date of publication.  It is possible, however, depending on circumstance, for JEEL to accommodate alternative production timelines.