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Over the last several years, members of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR) have discussed omitting the word “International” from the journal’s name to reflect the greater depth and breadth of both our journal and the Georgetown environmental law curriculum. This spring, our journal members pursued this change, and we are pleased to announce that the GIELR is now officially the Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR).
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The Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR) is widely recognized as a leading quarterly publication of thought-provoking scholarly commentary and practical analysis of both international and domestic environmental law. Environmental issues do not recognize political boundaries, nor do they respect territorial integrity. Attempts to confront and resolve global and transboundary environmental problems have created the need for a legal forum to provide analyses of these issues. GELR was created to meet this need. 

Our publication spans a broad range of environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, the protection of the global commons, regional and comparative issues, and the intersection of the environment and international legal areas such as trade, human rights, security, and technology transfer. The audience we reach is nearly as broad as the subject matter we publish. Each publication contains timely information designed for the practitioner, policymaker, scholar, and student of international and environmental law.

GELR is published four times a year by students of the Georgetown University Law Center. Members of GELR's staff enjoy access to extensive resources and a comprehensive curriculum in these fields. GELR's location in Washington, DC enables contact with key domestic and foreign governmental institutions as well as international and environmental practitioners. The proximity of these resources has led to the development of a close working relationship between GELR and members of the international and environmental communities.