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Prof. Michelle NowlinClinical Professor Michelle Nowlin discusses her recent article, "Sustainable Production of Swine: Putting Lipstick on a Pig?" (Vermont Law Review, vol. 37), on the environmental effects and regulatory challenges of large-scale meat production.


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  • Ryke Longest portrait
    Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    Longest is the founding Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, a joint project of Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment. He supervises students practicing in the clinic and teaches the seminar portion of the clinic.

  • DELPF Symposium 2014 | Charles Lee, Evolving Visions of Environmental Justice

    Keynote address on environmental justice movement and the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts and activities towards environmental justice.

    Keynote: Charles Lee (1:20 PM)
    Evolving Visions of Environmental Justice: An EJ Pioneer's Reflection on EO 12,898 after 20 Years

    Recorded on April 4, 2014

    Charles Lee is the Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is one of the first leaders of the national environmental justice movement, the author of Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States, and one of the authors of EJ 2014.

    Conference title: Environmental Justice Symposium: Reflecting on 20 Years of Domestic and International Law & Policy

  • How North Carolina's Political Environment is Affecting the Environment

    In recent months, the North Carolina legislature has made vast changes to the state's laws in a variety of areas. Four panelists discuss how the current political environment in North Carolina is affecting the natural environment. Speakers: Ellie Kinnaird, former North Carolina Senator for the 23rd District, Orange and Chatham Counties; Mary Maclean Asbill, lawyer-lobbyist at the Southern Environmental Law Center; Brooks Pearson, lawyer-lobbyist at the Southern Environmental Law Center; and Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society, the Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society,
    the Duke University Greening Initiative through the Nicholas School, and the Duke Law Blueprint Fund.

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