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Natural Resources and
Environmental Law Edition


The Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) edition provides a unique forum for the interface of law and science. The Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) edition provides a unique forum for the interface of law and science.  The NREL edition provides significant contributions to the field of environmental law.


2021-2022: The Impacts of Representative Simpson’s Proposal to Remove Four Dams on the Lower Snake

Volume 57, Issue 1

Jason Robison, Matthew McKinney, & Daryl Vigil & Asadulah Meelad, Community in the Colorado River Basin, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 1 (2021).

Jeffrey Baldridge, Brown v. United States: The Greater Good Be Damned, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 95 (2021).

Dixon S. Hammer, Hydrokinetic Development within Irrigation District Canals Provide a Unique Opportunity to Lessen the Dependence on Carbon-Based Energy Sources, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 129 (2021).

Taylor Henshaw, Richard Kyle Paisley, & Glen Hearns, Building Climate Change and Ecosystem-Based Function Considerations into a Modernized Columbia River Treaty: A CommentaryNRELHenshaw Final approved, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 151 (2021).

Nadège Montagnon, The Recent Idaho Supreme Court Ruling on the Reserved Rights of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation: Analysis of the Consistency of the State Court Case with Federal Law on Reserved Water Rights, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 175 (2021).

Volume 57, Issue 2

Madison E. Basterrechea, Non-Criminal Behavior: Why Idaho’s Domestic Violence Laws Are Inaccurate and Inefficient, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 193 (2021).

Joshua Cutler, A Hebrew Republic of Taxation? Henry George’s Single Tax, Hebraic Law, and Unearned Income, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 227 (2021).

Rylee I. Dolven, Urban Sprawl and Farmland Protection: Responding to Changes in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 269 (2021).

Erin Hanson, Cruel and Unusual: The Constitutional Requirements for Heightened Protections for Defendants with Severe Mental Illness in Capital Cases, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 299 (2021).

Eric L. Jensen & Aaron Stancik, The Emerging Cannabis Industry Among Native American Tribes: Jurisdictional Complexities and Policy in Washington State, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 325 (2021).

Thorpe P. Orton, Judge Dillon Did Not Invent Dillon’s Rule: Origins, Ultra Vires and Expressed Power for Municipal Corporations in the Context of Criticism Calling for Home Rule Power, Focused on Idaho, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 341 (2021).

John E. Rumel,Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Anatomy of Idaho’s School Funding Litigation, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 381 (2021).

Stephen E. Smith, What’s in a Name? Strict Scrutiny and the Right to a Public Trial, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 447 (2021).

Yosuke Watanabe, I, Inventor: Patent Inventorship for Artificial Intelligence Systems, 57 Idaho L. Rev. 473 (2021).

NREL Symposium

In 2022, the Idaho Law Review will host a panel discussion on the 2021-2022 NREL topic – an overview of Representative Simpson’s proposal to remove several dams on the Lower Snake River.  This event will be livestreamed via Zoom in the spring of 2022.  Participants may be eligible to receive CLE credit.  Please check back in January 2022 for more details.

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