Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An Interdisciplinary Scholar's Dilemma?

Do most law professors hear about, let alone read, articles that are not published in law journals? That's not a rhetorical question; I'm really interested to learn the answer. As an interdisciplinary scholar, most of my publications are in social-science journals or books. Either legal scholars are mostly unfamiliar with those works or find them irrelevant to their own work. Only about 11% of my total citations (according to Google Scholar) are found in law journals (according to Hein Online).

Perhaps it is one of the perils of interdisciplinary scholarship. But I am intrigued by the lack of interest (awareness?) among legal scholars, particularly those working in the areas of Environmental Law and Property Law. Here is a short sample of articles and book chapters (with hyperlinks), all written within the last decade, that I would think would be of some value to some environmental law professors: