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After Nature

In his new book, Professor Jedediah Purdy traces critical changes in our relationship to the natural world.

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Students pointing to sign on Durham Co-op Market that reads now accepting SNAP benefitsEnvironmental Law and Policy Clinic tackles food access issues for Durham Co-op Market
Following recommendations made by the clinic, the co-op now provides a “Food for All” program that offers discounts on qualifying purchases and offers grocery staples at or near cost to members who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

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  • Michelle Nowlin portrait
    Senior Lecturing Fellow, Supervising Attorney, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

    Nowlin is the supervising attorney and senior lecturing fellow for the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. She supervises clinic students from the Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment and co-teaches the seminar portion of the clinic. She also teaches a course in food and agricultural law and policy.

  • 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
  • Jonas J. Monast
    Senior Lecturing Fellow
  • Jedediah Purdy portrait
    Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law
  • Senior Lecturing Fellow
  • 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
  • DELPF Symposium 2015: Carrots & Sticks | Welcoming Remarks; U.S. Food & Law Policy Panel

    Welcoming remarks and a panel discussion from Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum's 25th Anniversary Symposium, "Carrots and Sticks: Moving the US National Food System Toward a Sustainable Future."

    Duke Law School Dean David F. Levi delivers the initial remarks. (0:20-9:30)

    The panel's topic, "US Food Law and Policy," is addressed by the following panelists:

    Margaret Lemos, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

    Susan Schneider, Director, LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

    Michael Roberts, Executive Director, Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy, UCLA School of Law

    Neal Fortin, Director, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Sarah Morath, Associate Professor, University of Akron School of Law

  • DELPF Symposium 2015: Carrots & Sticks | Rep. Chellie Pingree & Distribution Channels Panel

    The keynote speech and a panel discussion from Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum's 25th Anniversary Symposium, "Carrots and Sticks: Moving the US National Food System Toward a Sustainable Future."

    The keynote (0:45-37:45) was delivered by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).

    The panel topic "Distribution Channels," (43:52) was addressed by the following panelists:

    Dr. Dan Vermeer, Director, Duke Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment

    Laurie Ristino, Director, Center for Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Law School

    Michelle Nowlin, Supervising Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

    Dara Bloom, Local Foods Extension Specialist, NC State University Cooperative Extension

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