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University of Michigan Law School Faculty Bibliography: Sax, Joseph L. (1966-1986)





  • Mountains without Handrails: Reflections on the National Parks. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1980.
  • Recreation Policy on the Federal Lands. Berkeley: University of California, College of Natural Resources, 1978.
  • Defending the Environment. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
  • Law and Justice. Public Affairs Pamphlet, No. 433. New York: Public Affairs Committee, 1969.
  • Water Law, Planning and Policy: Cases and Materials. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968.
  • Civil Disobedience: The Law Is Never Blind. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1968.

Book Chapters

  • "The Claim for Retention of the Public Lands." In Rethinking the Federal Lands, edited by S. Brubaker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
  • "Environmental Law." In The Guide to American Law: Everyone's Legal Encyclopedia, vol. 4. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1984.
  • "Eminent Domain." In The Guide to American Law: Everyone's Legal Encyclopedia, vol. 4. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1984.
  • "Amnesty." In The Guide to American Law: Everyone's Legal Encyclopedia, vol. 1. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1983.
  • "Tourisme industrialisé aux Etats-Unis : une menace pour le paysage." In Civilisation (Bulletin de le Centre de recherche en langues et civilisations étrangères). Toulouse, France: L'Université des sciences sociales de Toulouse, 1982.
  • "Environmental Action: A Passing Fad?" In Environmental Problems: Principles, Readings, and Comments. 2nd ed., edited by W. H. Mason and G. W. Folkerts. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown Pubs. , 1979.
  • "Comment on Judicial Review under the Clean Air Act." In Approaches to Controlling Air Pollution, edited by A. F. Friedlander. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1978.
  • "Environmental Law: The U.S. Experience." In Canada's Environment: The Law on Trial, edited by C. G. Morley. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1976.
  • "The American Experience with Citizen Initiated Environmental Lawsuits." In Man and His Environment, edited by M. F. Mohtadi. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1976.
  • "Defending the Environment." In Environmental Problems, edited by W. Mason and G. Falkerts. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown Pubs., 1973.
  • "Slumlordism as a Tort." In Law, Its Nature, Functions and Limits. 2nd ed., edited by R. S. Summers. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972.
  • "Legal Strategies for Environmental Quality Decisions." In Environmental Quality Analysis: Theory and Method in the Social Sciences, edited by A. V. Kneese and B. T. Bower. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972.
  • "Conscience and Anarchy: The Prosecution of War Resisters." In Race, Crime, and Justice, edited by C. E. Reasons and J. L. Kuykendall. Pacific Palisades, Calif.: Goodyear, 1972.
  • "Conscience and Anarchy: The Prosecution of War Resisters." In The Vietnam War and International Law, edited by R. A. Falk, vol. 3. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1972.
  • "Slumlordism as a Tort." In Cases and Materials on Social Welfare and the Individual, edited by R. J. Levy et al. Mineola, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1971.
  • "New Direction in the Law." In Environmental Law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Law School, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1971.
  • "Civil Disobedience." In Contemporary Issues, edited by G. A. Newkirk. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman & Co., 1971.
  • "The Search for Environmental Quality: The Role of the Courts." In The Environmental Crisis: Man's Struggle to Live with Himself, edited by H. W. Helfriech, Jr. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970.
  • "The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention." In Environmental Law Review. New York: Clark Boardman, 1970.
  • "Public Rights in Public Resources: The Citizen's Role in Conservation and Development." In Contemporary Developments in Water Law, edited by C. W. Johnson and S. H. Lewis. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970.
  • "Legal Redress of Environmental Disruption in the United States: The Role of Courts." In The Politics of Environmental Control, edited by O. Stratton. New York: Atherton Press, 1970.
  • "Civil Disobedience." In Readings from Left to Right, edited by L. T. Hendrick and V. E. Amend. New York: Free Press, 1970.
  • "Civil Disobedience." In Fiber of Democracy: Readings in American Government and Politics, edited by W. E. Brigman and J. S. Vanderoef. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
  • "Civil Disobedience." In Police-Community Relations: An Anthology and Bibliography, edited by W. H. Hewitt and C. L. Newman. Mineola, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1970.
  • "Civil Disobedience." In Mirror of Man: Readings in Sociology and Literature, edited by J. Dabaghian. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1970.
  • "Takings and the Police Power." In Urban Planning and Controls: Problems and Materials, edited by D. G. Hagman. Los Angeles: University of California, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, 1969.
  • "Federal Reclamation Law." In Waters and Water Rights: A Treatise on the Law of Waters and Allied Problems, edited by R. E. Clark. Indianapolis, Ind.: Allen Smith Co., 1967-1978.

Journal Articles

  • "The Trampas File." Mich. L. Rev. 84 (1986): 1389–414.
  • "A Model State Water Act for Great Lakes Management: Explanation and Text." Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 18 (1986): 219–38.
  • "Why I Teach Water Law." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 18, no. 2 (1985): 273-6.
  • "The Legitimacy of Collective Values: The Case of the Public Lands." U. Colo. L. Rev. 56 (1985): 537–57.
  • "Do Communities Have Rights? The National Parks as a Laboratory of New Ideas." U. Pitt. L. Rev. 45 (1984): 499–511.
  • "Will the National Park Service Survive?" U. Chi. Mag. 75 (1983): 16.
  • "Why We Will Not (Should Not) Sell the Public Lands: Changing Conceptions of Private Property." Utah L. Rev. (1983): 313–26.
  • "Some Thoughts on the Decline of Private Property." Wash. L. Rev. 58 (1983): 481–96.
  • "Some Thoughts on the Decline of Private Property." Law Rev. Dig. 32, no. 6 (1983): 4–9.
  • "America's National Parks: An Introductory Essay." Envtl. Educ. Rep. 11 (1983): 4–6.
  • "Planning for Discovery: The American Nature Park." Orion Nature Q. (1982): 6.
  • "In Search of Past Harmony: The French Regional Parks." Nat. Hist. 91 (1982): 14.
  • "Free Enterprise in the Woods." Nat. Hist. 91 (1982): 14–25.
  • "MEPA Ten Years Later." Mich. Environs, no. 5 (1980): 6-9.
  • "Liberating the Public Trust Doctrine from its Historical Shackles." U.C. Davis L. Rev. 14 (1980): 185–194.
  • "Buying Scenery: Land Acquisitions for the National Parks." Duke L.J. 1980 (1980): 709–40.
  • "Fashioning a Recreation Policy for Our National Parklands: The Philosophy of Choice and the Choice of Philosophy." Creighton L. Rev. 12 (1979): 973–85.
  • "Le petit poisson contre le grand barrage devant la Cour Suprême des États-Unis." Revue juridique de l'environnement, no. 4 (1978): 368–73.
  • "Mountains without Handrails." Sierra 63, no. 7 (1978): 12–6.
  • "Freedom: Voices from the Wilderness." Envtl. L. 7 (1977): 565–74.
  • "Symposium on Environmental Law in the United States." Jurisuto [The Jurist], no. 607 (1976): 53–6.
  • "Helpless Giants: The National Parks and the Regulation of Private Lands." Mich. L. Rev. 75 (1976): 239–74.
  • "Environmental Action: A Passing Fad?" Nat. Hist. 85, no. 6 (1976): 10–6, 21.
  • "The Citizen-Initiated Environmental Lawsuit in the United States: Five Years' Experience under the Michigan Environmental Protection Act." Hokkaigakuen L.J. 12, no. 1 (1976): 199-240. (Article is in Japanese. The English translation begins on page 219.)
  • "America's National Parks: Their Principles, Purposes and Prospects (Special Supplement)." Nat. Hist. 85, no. 8 (1976): 57.
  • "The Michigan Environmental Protection Act." Mich. Riparian (1975).
  • "Environmental Citizen Suits: Three Years' Experience under the Michigan Environmental Protection Act." J. F. DiMento , co-author. Ecology L.Q. 4 (1974): 1–62.
  • "The (Unhappy) Truth about NEPA." Okla. L. Rev. 26 (1973): 239–48.
  • "Standing to Sue: A Critical Review of the Mineral King Decision." Nat. Resources J. 13 (1973): 76–88.
  • "Michigan's Environmental Protection Act of 1970: A Progress Report." Envtl. L. Rev. (1973): 669–771.
  • "Heal the Environment? Apply a Compress of Cold Cash!" Student Law. J. (1973): 36.
  • "Michigan's Environmental Protection Act of 1970: A Progress Report." R. L. Conner, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 70 (1972): 1003–6.
  • "The Amnesty Problem." Nev. St. B.J. 37, no. 3 (1972): 35–45.
  • "Takings, Private Property and Public Rights." Yale L.J. 81 (1971): 149.
  • "Rocky's Road." Am. Heritage 22 (1971): 78–83, 91.
  • "A Little Sturm und Drang at Hunting Creek." Esquire 75, no. 2 (1971): 84–8, 118–24.
  • "Environment in the Courtroom." Orange County B. Ass'n Bull. 13, no. 2 (1971): 39–46.
  • "Environment and the Bureaucracy." Outdoor Am. 1 (1971): 2.
  • "Environment and the Bureaucracy." Not Man Apart 1 (1971): 8–9.
  • "Environment and the Bureaucracy." New Republic 165 (1971): 9–10.
  • "The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention." Mich. L. Rev. 68 (1970): 471–566.
  • "Environment in the Courtroom." Saturday Rev. 53, no. 40 (1970): 55–7.
  • "Environment in the Courtroom." Mich. Alumnus (1970): 4–7.
  • "Emerging Legal Strategies: Judicial Intervention." Annals Am. Acad. Pol. & Soc. Sci. 389 (1970): 71–6.
  • "Slumlordism as a Tort—A Brief Response." Mich. L. Rev. 66 (1968): 465–8.
  • "Conscience and Anarchy: The Prosecution of War Resisters." Yale Rev. 57 (1968): 481–94.
  • "Civil Disobedience: The Law Is Never Blind." Saturday Rev. 51 (1968): 22–5, 26.
  • "Civil Disobedience: Law and Legitimacy." Sui Juris (1968): 6.
  • "Slumlordism as a Tort." F. J. Hiestand, co-author. Mich. L. Rev. 65 (1967): 869–922.
  • "Restricting Private Rights in Public Resources." Nat. Resources J. 7 (1967): 339–44.


  • "Saving Indiana's Sand Dunes." Review of Sacred Sands, by J. R. Engel, and Duel for the Dunes, by K. Franklin and N. Schaeffer. Sierra 68, no. 6 (1983): 70-1, 73-4.
  • Review of Westward in Eden, by W. K. Wyant. Orion Nature Q. (1982): 51.
  • "The Deflowering of Florida: Boom for the Boosters." Review of The Florida Experience: Land and Water Policy in a Growth State, by L. J. Carter. Living Wilderness (1976): 49-50.
  • "Flaws in Public Citizen No. 1." Review of Water Wasteland (Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on Water Pollution, 1971), by D. Zwick and M. Benstock. New Republic (1972): 27–9.
  • Review of An Introduction to the Law of Torts, by J. G. Fleming. Cal. L. Rev. 55 (1967): 1227–30.

Other Publications

  • Introduction to U. Mich. J.L. Reform 19, no. 4 (1986): 797-804.