D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy

The Duke D.C. Summer Institute offers short courses taught by Duke Law faculty on topics of broad interest to college and graduate students, as well as professionals working in D.C.


Two-week Courses

Evening courses will highlight hot topics in the national dialogue such as the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education and state bans on same-sex marriage and national security law.

  • Session One: July 6-16, 2015
    • How to “Think Like a Lawyer”: Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Siegel)
    • Hot Topics in National and International Security Law (Dunlap)
  • Session Two: July 20-30, 2015
    • Introduction to Law & Economics (Richman)
    • Sex, Drugs, and Money: Law, Life, and the Emergence of Biotechnology (Cook-Deegan)
    • From Obamacare to Gay Rights: Introduction to Constitutional Law (Siegel)

Registration for Summer 2015 Now Open! Click here to register for this great opportunity! 

More information can be found here: http://law.duke.edu/dcinstitute/

Important News for Juniors

For those of you who plan to apply to law school this fall and take the LSAT this summer or fall, there are two events that you should plan to attend next month.
Wednesday, April 8 @ 4pm-6pm in UPH 339
In this session, you will receive an overview of the law school application process and learn about the various components you will need to begin thinking about over the summer.
Saturday, April 11 @ 8 am in FSB 1006
VERY LIMITED SPACE.  Juniors and seniors will receive priority registration. In this session, you will take a timed, practice LSAT, receive your score, and participate in a short teach-back session with Miami’s LSAT instructor.
Note: If you are registered for Miami’s LSAT Prep course, you are pre-registered for this event through the course.  Please DO NOT re-register here.