Professor and Practitioner Submissions

Environs accepts and welcomes manuscript submissions year round from academics, students, and practitioners writing about environmental and land-use issues from a law and policy perspective. We publish in January and June.

The Journal prefers submissions in electronic form. Electronic submissions should be in the form of a Microsoft Word file as an attachment to an email. Please put in the subject line of the email "Submission to Environs" and send submissions to both Editors-in-Chief.


Environs also accepts submissions through Scholastica.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with wide margins and in Times New Roman font. Include a title page with the author's name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, professional affiliations, and degrees.

All manuscripts should be properly footnoted.  Each fact or proposition should include a citation. Footnotes must conform with The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation. Writers should keep an electronic and hard copy of the manuscript to facilitate editorial revisions. The Journal requires notification if any part of the manuscript has been previously published elsewhere. Manuscripts will not be returned.

To submit by postal mail, send your manuscript to:

Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal
University of California, Davis
King Hall School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, California 95616

Student Submissions

Environs prides itself on being a forum for student authors. The Journal accepts submissions from students of any ABA accredited law school in the United States. Student papers written during a law student's first year will not be considered.

Students should submit their manuscripts in the same manner as non-student papers. The title page of student submissions must specify both the law school year in which the paper was written, and the law school year of the student author at the time of submission. If a student has graduated since completing the paper, the title page should note the graduation date.

Environs does not classify student papers as Notes. Instead, the Journal publishes student papers alongside professor and practitioner papers.

King Hall Student Submissions

King Hall students should submit their papers as outlined above, or they may place a copy of their manuscript in the Environs mail box in the mailroom. King Hall students do not receive priority of any kind in consideration for publication.