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Environmental Law

Posted by Library Blog on 03/02/2017 at 02:51 PM

This month the library is highlighting books on the history of environmental law with a new book display!

Environmental law encompasses policies, regulations, and principles enacted and enforced to address the effects of human activity on the natural environment. While many early environmental laws find their roots in the law of nuisance and the public trust doctrine, the concept of environmental law as its own specific body of law did not develop until the 20th century. 

March is also host to a slew of environmental holidays like International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22)!

To learn more about the history of environmental law and the library’s collection, see our LawGuide. You can also find the books from the display featured on our Pinterest page.

For help with your research related to environmental law, stop by the reference desk or email one of the librarians at lawlibraryhelp@rwu.edu.

Mountain Valley with Trees. Photo Credit Zach Taiji.