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Environmental Law and Policy Clinic represents 14-year-old activist in call for greenhouse gas reductions

On behalf of clients Hallie Turner, a 14-year-old environmental activist in Raleigh, and Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based nonprofit, the clinic is developing a legal strategy it hopes will compel North Carolina to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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Following a hearing in Wake County Superior Court on Nov. 13, 2015, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic client Hallie Turner, center, is pictured with her advocates, from left: Clinic Stanback Fellow Shannon Arata ’13; Clinical Professor Ryke Longest; attorney Gayle Tuch; and Kelly Turner.Eight-year effort represents a learning lab in advocacy skills for students in Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Over an eight-year period, dozens of students honed skills relating to regulatory law and environmental advocacy by working, on behalf of a client, to stop the construction of a Titan America cement plant in eastern North Carolina.

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Programs and PEOPLE
  • Professor of the Practice of Law

    Roady holds a joint appointment as a professor of the practice of law at Duke Law School and as a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Prior to his appointment, he devoted more than three decades to litigation and administrative advocacy defending and enforcing the public health and environmental protections contained in federal statutes enacted originally in the United States between 1970 and 1990. His work focused particularly on protecting air and water quality, mountains and streams, and ocean and coastal resources.

  • Matthew Adler portrait
    Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy
  • Ryke Longest
    Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Clinical Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Michelle Nowlin portrait
    Clinical Professor of Law, Supervising Attorney, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
  • Jedediah Purdy portrait
    Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law
  • Christopher H. Schroeder portrait
    Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies, Co-Director of the Program in Public Law
  • Jonathan B. Wiener portrait
    William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Professor of Environmental Policy, Professor of Public Policy