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Author: Ryke Longest

Ryke Longest



Ryke Longest teaches water resources law at Duke University School of Law. He also directs the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, which teaches students how to represent nonprofit environmental organizations as part of a public interest law firm. Before becoming a professor, Longest was a Special Deputy Attorney General working for the North Carolina Department of Justice, where he represented state agencies charged with protecting North Carolina’s environment. His practice has included client counseling, trial representation, and appellate work at all levels, and his research interests and specialties include water resources, water quality, air quality, fisheries, oil and gas law, administrative procedure, and environmental justice.

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