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Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law

About

The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) is a multi-disciplinary journal of law, science, and policy published three times each academic year by the University of Kentucky College of Law. The Journal is edited entirely by students of the College of Law. A forum for articles by practitioners, academicians, policy-makers, and other professionals throughout the United States and abroad, the Journal welcomes original manuscripts focusing on the legal, policy, and ethical issues related to the environment, natural resources, land use, and energy. Shorter discussion pieces, descriptions of creative solutions to persistent problems, and commentary on policy and politics are also suitable for publication in the Journal. Each issue also includes notes written by Journal staff members.

For information on submitting material to KJEANRL, please visit the KJEANRL Submissions website.

History

On July 1, 1992, the Journal of Mineral Law & Policy (JMLP) became the Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law (JNREL). The name change reflected our desire to expand our base of authors, contributors, and subscribers. It also was intended to expand the Journal's scope of coverage to include all natural resources and environmental issues. We see mineral law as an important subset of these broader categories. Since 1992 environmental law has gained increasing coverage from numerous law schools which have created environmental law journals of their own. In an effort to increase our base of authors, contributors, and subscribers we decided to tailor our journal to legal fields which do not receive as much scholarship as others such as equine and agricultural law. During the spring of 2009, the Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law (JNREL) became the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) to reflect our dedication to addressing legal issues in the fields of equine and agricultural law while also continuing to produce scholarship on natural resources law.

The Journal of Mineral Law & Policy was approved by an unanimous vote of the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Law in January 1984. The Journal was created in recognition of the important role the mining and mineral industry has in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the long-standing need of legal practitioners specializing in mineral law for a periodical designed specifically to address legal issues involving mining and minerals. The establishment of the Journal was also a recognition of the need to provide law students with an opportunity to become familiar with and be trained in the many various aspects of mineral law.

The Journal of Mineral Law & Policy was a multi-disciplinary periodical published biannually that presented articles, surveys, notes, and comments pertaining to the mining and mineral industries. While the primary focus of JLMP were legal and policy issues concerning coal, oil and gas, oil shale, tar sands, and other energy-related mineral industries, the renamed Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) focuses on the widest possible scope of coverage of natural resources, equine and agricultural issues. KJEANRL was formed to serve as a resource for practitioners, judges, administrative agencies, and officials dealing with natural resource, equine and agricultural legal and policy issues.

Mission

The Journal will continue to provide timely analytical examinations of the many issues surrounding natural resources, equine and agricultural law and policy. It is our intent that in so doing the Journal will have a healthy influence on public policy, the legal profession, and the public, private, and industrial interests involved and concerned. From time to time the Journal will identify policy areas of concern and solicit expressions of views from academicians and other professionals. It is our intent that these expressions of concern (i.e. policy articles) may be restricted by page or other limitations.