Recent Faculty Scholarship
Following is a sample of scholarship recently produced by members of the College of Law's faculty. Readers may follow the link provided within each posting to download a copy of the entire paper. For a more complete list of faculty scholarship, please visit the Faculty Bibliography. For access to all Iowa Law faculty scholarship that has been posted on the Social Science Research Network, please click here.
The Theoretical Foundations of Intergenerational Economic Justice: An Overview
Although many would agree that present generations are morally obliged to preserve the environment for future generations, some theorists argue that present generations have no legal obligation to do so. Drawing from a variety of strands of social-justice theory, Professor Weston takes the opposite view in this paper, arguing that present generations hold the environment in legal trust for future generations, and that this trust relationship confers upon future generations several important legal rights that present generations are obliged to honor. To read a copy of the article, click here and then press the “one-click download” button.Posted on March 29, 2012