Nicholas Bryner, WCEL Member and Chair of the WCEL Early Career Group, was recently selected as a finalist for publication in Land Use and Environmental Law Review, the definitive annual compilation of the most significant scholarly articles in environmental law.
The article, "An ecological theory of statutory interpretation", suggests environmental interests and values justify a substantive canon of construction, a set of ground rules judges rely on in interpreting statutes. The article was originally published in Idaho Law Review in 2018.
Professor Nicholas Bryner is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Chair of the WCEL Early Career Group. Professor Bryner is currently an Assistant Professor of law at Louisiana State University School of Law. Professor Bryner has written several articles on environmental, energy, and natural resources law, including: “People of the Sun: Leveraging Electricity Reform to Promote Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation in Mexico,” Natural Resources Journal (forthcoming 2016); “Public Interests and Private Land: The Ecological Function of Property in Brazil,” Virginia Environmental Law Journal (2016); and “Brazil’s Green Court: Environmental Law in the Superior Tribunal de Justiça (High Court of Brazil),” Pace Environmental Law Review(2012). He has also co-edited the volumes on Decision Making in Environmental Law and Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in Edward Elgar’s Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series. Professor Bryner has spoken at major conferences in the United States and Brazil, in Portuguese and English, on topics including Brazilian environmental law, environmental human rights, and international environmental law.