About this Publication

Sustainable Development Law & Policy is a student-run initiative at American University Washington College of Law published two times each academic year, with occasional special editions and two annual foreign language translations.

The publication publishes articles and essays that focus on reconciling the tensions between environmental sustainability, economic development, and human welfare. The SDLP publication embraces an interdisciplinary focus to provide a broad view of current legal, political, and social developments. Our mission is to serve as a valuable resource for practitioners, policy makers, and concerned citizens promoting sustainable development throughout the world.

Sustainable Development Law & Policy prints in accordance with the standards established by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) that are designed to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples, and violence against people and wildlife that often accompanies logging. Achieving FSC Certification requires that every step of the printing process, from lumber gathering to transportation to printing to paper sorting, must comply with the chain of custody established by the FSC which runs a strict auditing system to maintain the integrity of their certification process.

Currently, FSC certification is one of four methods a publisher can employ to ensure its publications are being produced using the best sustainable practices. It is the method practiced by our printer, HBP, Inc. (FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification: SWCOC-002553).

To purchase [printed] back issues please contact William S. Hein & Co. at hol@wshein.com. To view current and past issues of the publication please visit our website at http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/sdlp. Current and past issues are also available online through HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw, vLex, and the H.W. Wilson Company. Please note that Volume I and Volume II, Issue 1 are published as International and Comparative Environmental Law.