This past Sunday, Joseph Lawrence Sax, notable professor and environmental scholar passed away at the age of 78. Mr. Sax’s career which transcended academics and government was probably most known for his work in establishing the public trust doctrine in natural resource law. For more information about Joe Sax’s life and achievements see:
- Douglas Martin, Joseph Sax, Who Pioneered Environmental Law, Dies at 78, N.Y. Times (Mar. 10, 2014).
- Holly Doremus, In Memoriam: Joseph L. Sax, Gentleman, Scholar, Giant of Environmental Law Visionary, Legal Planet (Mar. 10, 2014).
- Eric Goldstein, David Sive and Joe Sax, Titans of Environmental Law: An Appreciation, NRDC Switchboard (Mar. 14, 2014).
For students interested in Professor Sax’s work see:
- Defending the Environment; A Strategy for Citizen Action (1970)
- Mountains Without Handrails, Reflections on the National Parks (1980)
- Playing Darts with a Rembrandt: Public and Private Rights in Cultural Treasures (1999)
- Legal Control of Water Resources: Cases and Materials (2006) [Casebook]
- Ownership, Property, and Sustainability (2011)
- SelectedWorks of Joseph L. Sax, http://works.bepress.com/joseph_sax/
- HeinOnline articles authored by Joseph L. Sax (subscription only).