Get help from the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Who we serve

Non-profit organizations representing low-wealth communities throughout the United States and Africa, with a focus on clients serving the Southeastern United States. The Clinic does not represent individuals.

Client Allie Sheffield of PenderWatch & Conservancy“The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic was a godsend for PenderWatch. You can’t take on a huge polluter like this without a good attorney.”

— Allie Sheffield, PenderWatch & Conservancy

How to get help

If your community is facing an environmental problem and needs legal representation, we may be able to help you. Please fill out the Contact Us form to find out whether your case might be a good fit with what the Clinic can do - we will respond to your request within 5 business days. 

New clients must complete an Intake Form by March 1 (for the fall semester)  or October 1 (for the spring semester).

Client, Will Scott, Yadkin Riverkeeper“If it weren’t for Ryke and the students at the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, all this contamination wouldn’t be on anyone’s radar. This would just have been filed away in a drawer somewhere.”

— Will Scott, Yadkin Riverkeeper

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Support the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic by making an online gift or pledge to further the mission of the clinic.

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