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

Featured scholarship

Professors Jonathan Wiener and Matthew Adler join Duke colleagues in urging the U.S. to measure the social cost of carbon

Faculty commentary: A sampler

Jonas Monast

EPA Clean Power Plan reenergizes the U.S. climate policy debate (The Conversation)

Jedediah Purdy

Environmentalism’s racist history (The New Yorker)

Ryke Longest

Bargaining in the shadow of equitable apportionment (SCOTUSblog)

Michelle Nowlin

N.C. lawmakers change rules, abet N.C. poultry pollution (The News and Observer)

Symposia and conferences

DELPF Symposium: Carrots and Sticks (Jan. 23, 2015)

Watch symposium panels, including keynote address by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-ME
The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum's 25th Anniversary Symposium focused on moving the U.S. national food system toward a sustainable future

Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change  (May 27-28, 2015)

Interdisciplinary scholars and scientists gathered at Duke to discuss inequality and the economic analysis of climate change

Preserving Antibiotics: A Public Health Imperative (April 8, 2015)

The Duke Environmental Law Society co-hosted a Natural Resources Defense Council symposium on antibiotic resistance at which Senior Lecturing Fellow Michelle Nowlin discussed antibiotic use by the food animal industry

The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Environmental Law and Policy Clinic tackles food-access issues for Durham Co-op Market


Environmental Law and Policy Clinic team tracks pollution from shuttered aluminum smelter

Ongoing Stanback support fuels impact of Environmental Law and Policy Clinic


Margaret Spring ’92: Advocate for oceans
Lawrence “Reed” Watson JD/MA ’08: Free-market environmentalist

The early stages: Recent alumni discuss crafting careers in environmental law and policy

Jonathan Skinner-Thompson JD/LLM ’10: Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ryan Stoa ’11: Senior Scholar, College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University

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