Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2014

In present-day Iceland, a living belief in elves is still a factor to be reckoned with. It is quite common for the construction of new roads and buildings to be interrupted or changed on their behalf. Indeed, lawsuits alleging both environmental and cultural impacts have risen all the way to the nation's supreme court, resulting in protection for elfin habitats. This Icelandic judicial perspective stands in sharp contrast to attitudes reflected in American courts, as Kris Olson recounts.