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A Primer on Groundwater Law, Idaho Law Review (2013)

A large percentage, about thirty percent, of fresh water on planet Earth is underground. Not...

 

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International Legal Developments in Review: International Environmental Law: 2012 (co-author), International Lawyer (2013)

In late 2012, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

 

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Thinking about the Future of Global Water Governance (co-author), Ecology & Society (2013)

Global water problems are likely to increase in severity, rendering existing governance approaches unable to...

 

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International Legal Developments in Review: International Environmental Law: 2011 (co-author), The International Lawyer (2012)

Governing bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol...

 

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Interpreting the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Reading or Construing the Text?, Lewis & Clark Law Review (2011)

In 1976, Congress enacted the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in order to move decisions about...

 
The Customary Law Applicable to Internationally Shared Groundwater, Water International (2011)

In 2008, the United Nations' International Law Commission (ILC) completed work on its Draft Articles...

 

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The Evolution of Riparianism in the United States, Marquette Law Review (2011)

Water allocation in the United States generally is governed by state law rather than federal...

 

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Global Climate Disruption and Water Law Reform, Widener Law Review (2010)

While some holdouts still dispute the point, we live today on a planet undergoing disruptive...

 

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Behind the Red Curtain: Environmental Concerns in the End of Communism, Journal of Eurasian Law (2009)

Twenty years ago, the edifice of Communism collapsed constructed over the preceding three-quarters of a...

 

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Complaints Choir to the Tune of New York, New York: How Could Anyone Think That Water is Not a Public Good?, Villanova Environmental Law Journal (2009)

At the opening of the 2008 session of the Natural Resources Law Section of the...

 

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Climate Disruption, The Washington Consensus, and Water Law Reform, Temple Law Review (2008)

The planet today is undergoing disruptive climate change. As one study found, after nearly a...

 

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Abortion Across State Lines, Brigham Young Law Review (2008)

In the span of about a year in the mid- 1990s, news media featured two...

 
International Water Law in a Climate of Disruption, Michigan State Journal of International Law (2008)
 

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Peasants, Tanners, and Psychiatrists: Using Film to Teach Comparative Law, International Journal of Legal Information (2008)

Films have proven to be a useful teaching tool for a course on Comparative Law....

 
Toward Global Law on Water, Global Governance (2008)

With increasing recognition of a global crisis in water resources, it becomes relevant to ask...

 

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Forthcoming developments in international groundwater law: proposals for the way ahead, Water21 (2007)

The Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers and Aquifer Systems (‘ILC Draft Articles’)...

 

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International Law's Lessons for the Law of the Lakes, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2007)

The eight Governors of the Great Lakes States signed a proposed new compact for the...

 
Transboundary Water Sharing and the Need for Public Management, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (2007)

Water is one of the most vital of all resources for human survival and thriving....

 

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Practical Challenges in Water Withdrawal Permit Transfers: A Rejoinder, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Newsletter (2006)

The previous issue of the Georgia Environmental Law newsletter featured an article by James Renner,...

 

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Developing a Suitable Water Allocation Law for Pennsylvania, Villanova Environmental Law Journal (2006)

In many respects, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is unusual. One of the original thirteen colonies,...

 

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Presidential Authority and the War on Terror, ILSA Journal of International Law and Comparative Law (2006)

Immediately after the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, President George W....

 
Markets for Water: Time to Put the Myth to Rest?, Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education (2005)
 

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A Few Words on Law and the Environment in China, Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law (2005)

Professor Li Zhiping’s article, The Challenges of China’s Discharge Permit System and Effective Solutions, addresses...

 
Adapting Riparian Rights to the Twenty-First Century, West Virginia Law Review (2004)

Water is found nearly everywhere, but, because of its variability in quantity and quality, it...

 

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Special Challenges to Water Markets in Riparian States, Georgia State University Law Review (2004)

Georgia, especially the Atlanta region, has encountered recurring and increasingly severe droughts. Phenomenal growth has...

 

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Is Sustainable Development a Serviceable Legal Standard in the Management of Water?, Water Resources Update (2003)

Water suitable for human needs is an increasingly scarce resource, particularly when viewed against the...

 
The Iraqi Campaign against the Marsh Arabs: Ecocide as Genocide, The Jurist, www.jurist.law.pitt.edu (2003)
 
Reforming the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (with David Bederman, Curtis Bradley, Mark Cymrot, and Andrew Vollmer), Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2002)
 

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Refining the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (2001)
 
The Customary International Law of Transboundary Fresh Waters, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues (2001)
 

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Civil Remedies for International Terrorism, DePaul Business Law Journal (2000)
 

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Law in a Shrinking World: The Interaction of Science and Technology with International Law, Kentucky Law Journal (2000)

Science and technology are driving a process of "globalization" in which the world effectively shrinks...

 

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The Importance of Getting Names Right: The Myth of Markets for Water, William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review (2000)

Markets allegedly are ideal institutions for managing water both nationally and internationally. Markets are presented...

 
The Historical Case against Roe v. Wade, National Lawyers’ Association Review (1998)
 
Population and Water in the Middle East: The Challenge and Opportunity for Law, International Journal of Environment & Pollution (1997)
 
The History of Abortion: Technology, Morality, and Law, Abortion and Reproductive Rights: A Comprehensive Guide to Medicine, Ethics, and the Law [CD-ROM] (1997)
 
East Asian Approaches to Human Rights, American Society of International Law Proceedings (chair) (1996)
 

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Foreword: East Asian Approaches to Human Rights, Buffalo International Law Journal (1996)
 
Legal Remedies for Terrorist Acts, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce (1996)
 
Primer on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, International Litigation Quarterly (1996)
 
Water Disputes in the Jordan and Nile Valleys, Proceedings of the Second Joint Meeting of the American Society of International Law and the Netherlands Society of International Law (1994)
 
Groundwater for Mineral Lawyers, 13th Annual Inst. Eastern Mineral Law Found. (1992)
 
1906 and 1991: Foreign Sovereigns Then and Now, Proceedings of the American Society International Law (chair and speaker) (1991)
 
Law and the Language of Community: On the Contributions of James Boyd White (with Kathleen Farrell), Rhetoric Society Quarterly (1991)
 
The Legal Regulation of Diffused Surface Water, Villanova Environmental Law Journal (1991)
 

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Diciphering the Act of State Doctrines, Villanova Law Review (1990)
 

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Riparian Rights in the West, Oklahoma Law Review (1990)
 
The Waters of the Jordan Valley: The Potential and Limits of Law, Palestine Yearbook of International Law (1990)
 
The First 12 Years of Caselaw Construing the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Proceedings of the American Society International Law (chair and speaker) (1989)
 
The Historical Case Against Abortion, Continuity (1989)
 
The Restatement (Revised) of Foreign Relations Law, Proceedings of the American Society International Law (reporter) (1987)
 
Water Rights in the Jordan Valley, Proceedings of the American Society International Law (chair and speaker) (1986)
 

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Jurisdiction in Human Rights Cases: Is the tel-Oren Case a Step Backward?, Proceedings of the American Society International Law (reporter) (1985)
 
Owning Water in the Eastern United States, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Institue of Eastern Mineral Law Found., ch. 1 (1985)
 

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Suing Foreign Governments and Their Corporations: Choice of Law, Commercial Law Journal Pt. I, Pt. II, Pt. III, Pt. IV (1981), and Commercial Law Journal Pt. V, Pt. VI, Pt. VI, Pt. VIII, and Pt. IX (1982)
 

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A Proposed Fishery Conservation and Management Act for the Republic of China (with Ar-Young Wang), Fordham International Law Journal (1981)
 

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Suing Foreign Governments and Their Corporations: Sovereign Immunity, Commercial Law Journal Pt. I, Pt. II, Pt. III, Pt. IV, and Pt. V (1980)
 

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Emergency Injunctions Under OSHA, Environmental Law (1978)
 

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Canadian Claims in Arctic Waters, Land and Water Law Review (1972)
 

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The Philippines Territorial Water Claim in International Law, George Washington L.J. & Econ. Dev. (1970)
 

Books

The Iraqi Marshlands: A Human and Environmental Study (with E. Nicholason and P. Clark) (2002)
 

Book Chapters

Devising New Law to Address Global Water Scarcity, Water Resources Management III (2005)
 
Market-Ethics-Law: What Can Each Contribute?, Selected Papers of the International Conference From Conflict to Co-Operation in International Water Resources Management: Challenges and Opportunities, UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Netherlands, 20-22 Novermeber 22 (2004)
 
The Customary International Law of Transboundary Freshwater Management , Exploitation of Natural Resources in the 21st Century (2003)
 
The Evolving International Law of Transnational Aquifers, Management of Shared Groundwater Resources: The Israeli-Palestinian Case with an International Perspective (2000)
 

Book Reviews

The Law of International Watercourses: Non-Navigational Uses, American Journal of International Law (2003)
 
The Law of the Sea and International Shipping, American Journal of International Law (1986)
 

Contributions to Books