Field Reports


The Columbia Journal of Environmental Law publishes original and timely scholarship on our website in a concise and accessible format.  Field Reports provide commentary or analysis on developments in the field of environmental law.  Types of submissions that will be considered include:

  • General commentary and essays on environmental issues;
  • Coverage of major conferences or symposiums;
  • Topical updates on recent cases, legislation, rules, and international agreements;
  • Book reviews;
  • Companion pieces to articles in the print edition of the Journal; and
  • Follow-up pieces to past articles.

The Journal welcomes Field Reports submissions from professors, practitioners, judges, legislators, and law students, as well as relevant work by experts from other fields.  Pieces will be reviewed and published on a rolling basis.  Because the Journal aims to keep Field Reports accessible and readable for a wider audience, we will not accept pieces longer than 3000 words, including footnotes.  Submission should conform to the 20th Edition of the Bluebook, and be sent in Microsoft Word format.

Published field reports will be available online in pdf format, organized by volume number and paginated consecutively.  Field Reports should be cited according to the following format: Author, Title, [Volume] COLUM. J. ENVTL. L.  FIELD REP. [Page] ([Year]), [URL].

For more information or to submit a piece, please contact the Field Reports Editor at jrnenv@law.columbia.edu.