The Most Creative Moments in the History of Environmental Law: "The Whats"
William H. Rodgers, Jr. | 2000 U. Ill. L. Rev.
In preparation for this symposium piece, Professor Rodgers asked a number of his colleagues active in the field of environmental law to identify what they considered to be the most creative moments in the history of environmental law. He gave no specific instructions with his request other than providing a definition of what he consid-ered to be a creative moment: "A legal initiative that advances envi-ronmental law with a new level of analysis, new structure, or new in-stitutional bridge."
This article is a compilation of the numerous responses the author received. The responses formulate a detailed and informative description of many aspects of the history and development of envi-ronmental law. To organize the piece, Professor Rodgers separates the creative moments into nine categories. He then concludes the arti-cle with a list of the ten most creative moments in the history of envi-ronmental law.
* Stimson Bullitt Professor of Environmental Law, University of Washington School of Law. A companion article, entitled "The Most Creative Moments in the History of Environmental Law: The 'Whys,'" appears in the Washburn Law Journal, 39 WASHBURN L.J. 1 (1999). Appreciation is ex-pressed to Katherine Drews, Class of 1999, University of Washington School of Law, for assistance in preparation of this article.