The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (AJELP) is an interdisciplinary online publication that examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives. Our student-run journal publishes articles on a rolling basis with the intention of providing timely legal and policy updates of interest to the environmental community. We believe that the form of an article or written work should follow the author’s research, thinking, and style, and our editorial staff strives to help authors refine their work and make it accessible to our broad and growing reader base.

The journal’s author-friendly publication policy requires shorter copywork periods, which allows them to spend more time researching environmental topics that interest them. They also get a chance to interact with students and professors from the University’s many acclaimed environmental programs. The journal has adopted a member publication policy that gives preference to publish substantial papers that members write on environmental topics. All of this happens out of Roundtree Hall, a unique work space that is just feet from the law school but miles from the stressful atmosphere.

Benefits of Joining

AJELP provides unique opportunities

Do more than copywork!

  • Get published as a 2L!
  • Focus on environmental law and policy topics
  • Interact with students with similar interests
  • Meet faculty and other lawyers engaged in environmental law and policy

Membership Stories

  • Being an editor on AJELP has been a tremendous way to learn environmental law. From writing a Comment, to reviewing submissions, to editing articles, the exposure you get to a range of current environmental topics can't be replicated--in either a classroom or an office. – Patrick Hall, Class of 2012
  • My experience on the AJELP board has directly contributed to me obtaining at least two different environmental law positions. – Phil Daniels, Class of 2012
  • As a student interested in environmental law, becoming involved with AJELP was a no-brainer. But the most rewarding aspect of my involvement in AJELP is being part of a constantly growing and evolving organization. Like working for a start-up company, you feel like your hard work has a real impact on the Journal's future success. – Jacob Kavkewitz, Class of 2013

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