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The History of ELQ  

The Ecology Law Quarterly began when a handful of San Francisco attorneys suggested to the Boalt Environmental Law Society that they publish a legal journal dedicated to environmental law. Soon after this William Chamberlain was elected the first Editor-in-Chief of ELQ, and devoted most of his efforts to fundraising.This was not an easy task: when Chamberlain approached   then-Dean Edward Halbach, the Dean expressed his doubts as to whether environmental law was a big enough field to support an entire law journal! 

Still, the Dean provided $35 for official stationary, and with this start, Chamberlain was able to cobble together enough funds to put out ELQ's first issue in the Winter of 1971. The first issue, with a forward from Senator Alan Cranston, was published as a joint venture with California Law Review.

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