LAW LIBRARY

Amicus Curiae ("Friend of the Court") Briefs

Brief for League of Women Voters as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs, Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-cv-1517-TC (D. Or. Sept. 12, 2016).

Brief for Law Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants, Chernaik v. Brown, No. A159826 (Or. Ct. App. Feb. 26, 2016).

Brief for John Davidson as Amicus Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs, Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-cv-1517-TC (D. Or. Feb. 24, 2016).

Brief for Global Catholic Climate Movement and Leadership Council of Women Religious as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs, Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-cv-1517-TC (D. Or. Jan. 15, 2016).

Brief for Law Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants, N. Carolina ex rel. N. Carolina Dept. of Admin v. Alcoa Power Generating, Inc., No. 5:13-cv-633-BO (N.C. Ct. App. Apr. 7, 2016).

Brief for Law Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Appellants, Akilah Sanders-Reed v. Susan Martinez, No. 33,110 (N. M. Ct. App. Mar. 27, 2014).

Brief for Law Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants, Alec L. v. Gina McCarthy, No. 13-5192 (D.C. Cir. Nov. 12, 2014).

Legal Articles & Reports

Mary Christina Wood & Charles W. Woodward, IV, Atmospheric Trust Litigation and the Constitutional Right to a Healthy Climate System: Judicial Recognition at Last, 6 Wash. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 634 (2016).

Keely Boom, Julie-Anne Richards & Stephen Leonard, Climate Justice: The International Momentum Towards Climate Litigation, Climate Justice Programme Report (2016).

Roger Cox, The Decision of the Hague District Court in the Climate Case Urgenda Foundation v The State of the Netherlands, 2016 J. Plan. & Envtl. L. 323 (2016).

Karl S. Coplan, Fossil Fuel Abolition: Legal and Social Issues, 41 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 223 (2016). 

Alfred T. Goodwin, A Wake-Up Call for Judges, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 785 (2015).

Alexander Bukac, Fracking and the Public Trust Doctrine: The Land is Their Land, but After Robinson, Might This Land Really Be Our Land?, 49 U.S.F. L. Rev. 261 (2015).

Mary Christina Wood & Dan Galpern, Atmospheric Recovery Litigation: Making the Fossil Fuel Industry Pay to Restore a Viable Climate System, 45 Envtl. L. 259 (2015).

Michael C. Blumm & Lynn S. Schaffer, The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad, 45 Envtl. L. 399 (2015).

John C. Dernbach, The Potential Meanings of a Constitutional Public Trust, 45 Envtl. L. 463 (2015).

Gerald Torres, Joe Sax and the Public Trust, 45 Envtl. L. 379 (2015).

Gerald Torres & Nathan Bellinger, The Public Trust: The Law’s DNA, 4 Wake Forest J. L. & Pol’y 281 (2014).

Kylie Wha Kyung Wager, In Common Law We Trust: How Hawai’i’s Public Trust Doctrine Can Support Atmospheric Trust Litigation to Address Climate Change, 20 Hastings W.-Nw. J. Envt'l L. & Pol'y 55 (2014).

Bradley Freedman & Emily Shirley, England and the Public Trust Doctrine, 2014 J. Plan. & Envtl. L. 839 (2014).

Roger Cox, The Liability of European States for Climate Change, 2014 J. Plan. & Envtl. L. 961 (2014).

Patrick C. McGinley, Climate Change and the Public Trust Doctrine, 65 Plan. & Envtl. L. 7 (2013).

Michael C. Blumm & Rachel D. Guthrie, Internationalizing the Public Trust Doctrine: Natural Law and Constitutional and Statutory Approaches to Fulfilling the Saxion Vision, 45 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 741 (2012).

Gregory S. Munro, The Public Trust Doctrine and the Montana Constitution as Legal Bases for Climate Change Litigation in Montana, 73 Mont. L. Rev. 123 (2012).

Mary Christina Wood, Atmospheric Trust Litigation Across the World, in Fiduciary Duty and the Atmospheric Trust (Ken Coghill, Charles Sampford, Tim Smith, eds., 2012).

Crystal S. Chase, The Illinois Central Public Trust Doctrine and Federal Common Law: An Unconventional View, 16 Hastings W.-Nw. J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 113 (2010).

Karl S. Coplan, Public Trust Limits on Greenhouse Gas Trading Scheme: A Sustainable Middle Ground?, 35 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 287 (2010).

Mary Turnipseed, Robert Sagarin, Peter Barnes, Michael C. Blumm, Patrick Parenteau & Peter H. Sand, Reinvigorating the Public Trust Doctrine: Expert Opinion on the Potential of a Public Trust Mandate in U.S. and International Environmental Law, 52 Env’t 6 (2010).

Mary Christina Wood, Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations (Part I): Ecological Realism and the Need for a Paradigm Shift, 39 Envtl. L. 43 (2009).

Mary Christina Wood, Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations (Part II): Instilling a Fiduciary Obligation in Governance, 39 Envtl. L. 91 (2009).

David Takacs, The Public Trust Doctrine, Environmental Human Rights, and the Future of Private Property, 16 N.Y.U. Envtl. L. J. 11 (2008). 

Gerald Torres, Who Owns the Sky?, 19 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 515 (2002).

Charles F. Wilkinson, The Headwaters of the Public Trust: Some Thoughts on the Source and Scope of the Traditional Doctrine, 19 Envtl. L. 425 (1989).

Joseph L. Sax, Liberating the Public Trust Doctrine from Its Historical Shackles, 14 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 185 (1980).

Joseph L. Sax, The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resources Law: Effective Judicial Intervention, 68 Mich. L. Rev. 471 (1970).