If Prof. Jeff Ward '09, director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, had $5 million he would help his children travel the world, open a brewery, and assist communities. "I think I'd like to find good-hearted people who want to do positive work for their communities and fund them, too," he said.
The Duke way
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Duke Environmental Law Newsletter
Read about faculty research and teaching, highlights from the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and alumni in the field.
Prof. Sam Buell discusses his new book on the rise of criminal behavior in corporations and why it’s so difficult to prosecute.
A creative transformation
Community Enterprise Clinic handles legal details of shopping center redevelopment
Jeff Ward is Blue Devil of the Week
Community Enterprise Clinic handles legal details of shopping center transformation
A forlorn, largely vacant shopping center on 10 acres of asphalt in central Durham seems like an unlikely place for innovation. But Ann Woodward, executive director of the nonprofit Scrap Exchange, imagines transforming this site into a creative reuse arts district (the “RAD”). This district, an inventive mix of nonprofits, cooperatives and for-profit companies, would not only ensure that the Lakewood Shopping Center becomes a profitable asset, but would also be the catalyst for the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood.
Zelenak analyzes Trump tax docs