Editor-in-chief's note.

Author:Rubin, Jessica E.

Volume Thirty-Eight, Number One of the Canada-United States Law Journal contains articles written by academics, professionals, and students regarding environmental, economic, and social policy and legal issues and comparisons between the United States and Canada. Additionally, this issue includes the Bench Brief and the Memorial Applicant and Respondent Briefs of the 2013 Niagara International Moot Court Competition. The Journal extends a sincere thank you to the contributing authors for their insightful and exceptional scholarship and for providing their essential voices to this academic discourse.

This issue could not have been accomplished without sage advice from its faculty advisors. First, I wish to thank the Journal's Case Western-based faculty advisor, David Kocan. David was unbelievably busy these past few months and he still found time to help throughout the publication process. His passion for the Canada-United States Law Institute and the Journal inspires us all. I also wish to thank Chios Carmody, whom albeit on sabbatical, provided continued support to the Western Ontario-based editorial staff. We all look forward to his full return in the Fall 2013.

I must also thank the editorial staff for their hard work. The Executive and Associate Editors have worked very diligently for months editing, finding strong supporting authorities, and footnoting. These are time-consuming, often frustrating, tasks and each editor has performed admirably. The Journal could not be published without the tireless work of these staff members.

Special thanks are also due to the Articles Editor, Kelsey Marand, and the Publication Editor...

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