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Endowed Clinical Professorships at Duke Law Help Duke, Durham Communities

The longtime clinical faculty members and leaders of the clinical program were nominated by Dean Kerry Abrams for endowed professorships.

Duke Law School has awarded newly endowed clinical professorships to Andrew Foster and Ryke Longest, longtime faculty members and leaders of the clinical program, effective July 1. Dean Kerry Abrams nominated the two Duke Law professors on the recommendation of a committee of faculty and emeritus faculty who currently hold, or have held, professorships. 

Foster has been appointed to the Kathrine Robinson Everett Clinical Professorship. He joined the Duke Law faculty in 2002 to establish the Community Enterprise Clinic, a transactional law clinic that he continues to direct. The clinic assists organizations in Durham and across North Carolina on matters such as nonprofit governance, affordable housing, community development, and social entrepreneurship.

Longest has been appointed to the John H. Adams Clinical Professorship. Since 2021, he has directed the Law School’s clinical program, working to restructure the governance of the clinics and creating opportunities for leadership development among clinical faculty through committees focusing on issues such as clinical pedagogy. He served as assistant director of clinics from 2019 to 2021.