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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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Illustration of water tower imposed with skull that reads Flint Water PlantFlint crisis yields lessons in social justice, law, and policy
Recognizing the Flint tragedy as a perfect case study of failings in a range of areas, from human rights and environmental justice to government accountability, Duke Law’s clinical faculty designed an innovative new class to help students learn how lawyers and policymakers can address problems of social justice.

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  • Michelle Nowlin portrait
    Clinical Professor of Law, 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
  • Jedediah Purdy portrait
    Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law
  • Professor of the Practice 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