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Ecology Law Quarterly


University of California Press

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This Article considers the involvement of environmental law researchers in interdisciplinary research. Using a survey and a series of unstructured interviews, we explore environmental law professors’ level of interest in such research; the extent of their engagement in it; and the inducements and barriers they perceive to such research. We conclude that levels of engagement in such research are probably lower than they ought to be, and we therefore recommend steps that individuals and institutions could take to facilitate more and better interdisciplinary work. More generally, we conclude that some common critiques of interdisciplinary legal research rest on assumptions that are not accurate, at least for the subfield of environmental law.

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"Owen, D., & Noblet, C. 2015. Interdisciplinary Research and Environmental Law. Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, Issue 4. (2015). "



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