The Colorado Environmental Law Journal provides a forum for natural resources, energy, and environmental law and policy on local, regional, and global scales. Formerly known as the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP), the Colorado Environmental Law Journal published its first issue under its current name in the summer of 2013.

CJIELP was founded in 1989 by an enterprising group of law students interested in creating a publication that focused on the then emerging field of international environmental law. As the great environmental issues of our times have been increasingly addressed at multiple levels of governance through disparate bodies of law, CJIELP gradually broadened its scope to include these approaches without changing its title. The Board of Editors believes that the new title will not only reflect this broader scope, but will position the publication to attract articles about the most pressing issues related to natural resources, energy, and the environment for years to come.

Colorado Environmental Law Journal continues to publish articles about public international environmental law and global environmental problems. We anticipate featuring an international article or note in every issue of the Colorado Environmental Law Journal.

The Colorado Environmental Law Journal has also begun a partnership with the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. The Board of Editors look forward to working with the Center on symposia and lectures, material from which will be published in the Colorado Environmental Law Journal.