Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19
Access to justice wins Demo Day
Technology that aids pro se litigants, people seeking expunctions impresses judges at Duke Law Tech Lab's signature event.
New Duke Law center will delve into science of criminal justice
The Center for Science and Justice, led by Professor Brandon Garrett, will apply legal and scientific research to reforming the criminal justice system.
The Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at 10
Collectively, clinic students have provided almost 35,000 of pro bono service hours to clients, usually nonprofit and grassroots community groups, at a value in excess of $2.25 million, while amassing a significant record of advocacy success. After graduation, they go on to jobs across the nation and internationally in private environmental law practice and consulting, government, academia, and in public-interest advocacy with such organizations as the Environmental Law Institute, Earthjustice, and the Property and Environment Research Center.
Wiener: Designing regulations "built to learn"
Professor Jonathan Wiener has been addressing questions of “adaptive regulation” as part of a broad research agenda, working with colleagues across Duke to study how risk governance policies respond to unplanned shocks, how governments evaluate the performance of their past policies, and how policies can be made more adaptive.
Adler continues to refine social welfare calculations in assessing climate policy
In his contribution to a new book, Professor Matthew Adler demonstrates how a “prioritarian” social welfare function can be applied to evaluate climate policy and give greater weight, or priority, to those who are worse off.
Longest advocates preservation of nation’s visual character as chair of Scenic America
Clinical Professor Ryke Longest began a three-year term, in April, as board chair of Scenic America, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving and enhancing the visual character of the nation’s roadways, communities, and countryside through a combination of public and corporate education and policy initiatives.
Duke Law faculty comment on environmental threats in the wake of Hurricane Florence
Clinical Professors Ryke Longest and Michelle Nowlin JD/MA ’92, the director and supervising attorney, respectively, of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, were quoted extensively by media outlets about the threat of contamination to rivers, wells, and groundwater, the need for improved waste-storage technology and lagoon-management standards in the state, and the cost of clean-up, all subjects of their longstanding research, advocacy, and media commentary.
Longest analyzes oral arguments in Supreme Court cases involving water rights
Prof. Ryke Longest, director for the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, offers an in-depth analysis of the oral arguments given before the Supreme Court in two water rights cases.
Environmental Law and Policy Clinic comments on proposed international regulations for mining the ocean floor
The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic weighed in on the first-ever regulations proposed for mineral exploitation of the ocean floor in June, emphasizing the need to protect deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystem function. Little is known about life in the deep sea, a region scientists have only recently begun to explore, but discoveries over the past few years by Duke scientists and others have provided glimpses of an astonishing range of biodiversity — including unique life forms thriving in super-heated thermal vent environments.
Flint 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.
Featured FacultyClinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Nowlin is the co-director 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.