Call for Papers

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the University of San Diego School of Law will host its Ninth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium.  With this Call for Proposals, you are invited to submit a title and abstract of an article that you can present at the Symposium and publish in the Ninth Volume of the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.  If we select your proposal, the University will pay for all travel expenses to and from the Symposium. Also, you must submit your completed article to the Journal’s editors by the date of the Symposium (November 3, 2016) for consideration in the Ninth Volume. 

The theme of our 2017 Climate & Energy Law Symposium is “Energy and Climate Policy under the Current Presidential Administration, Congress, and Courts.” The transition from the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency marked a significant change in approaches to climate and energy policy. The current Administration has stated its intent to reverse much of current climate and energy policy and regulation.


Note that all final articles should be a minimum length of 20 pages (no maximum page limit) and conform to the formatting guidlines in the Journal Handbook, including 12 point Times New Roman font throughout; one inch margins; an appropriate number of footnotes to support your arguments and/or assertions, including appropriate cross-references as needed; and, block quotations are only used to quote materials fifty words or more.

The University of San Diego Climate & Energy Law Symposium is co-hosted by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.

Deadline for Submissions

Please submit your proposal by Monday, May 15, 2017.  We look forward to hearing from you!