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.  

Summer Paid Internship Abroad

White & Case LLP/ DSM Manila

Pre-Law Program Internship Abroad

Summer 2015

Miami’s Pre-Law Program and White & Case LLP have partnered to provide Miami’s pre-law students with a unique legal internship opportunity!

WHO: Two Miami Pre-Law Students. Must be juniors registered to take the June 2015 LSAT. AND

White & Case and DSM Manila, a subsidiary of White & Case, an international law firm based in New York City with offices worldwide.

WHAT: A 7-week internship (6 weeks paid). Two Miami pre-law students will spend a few days in White & Case’s NYC office for an orientation, then travel to DSM Manila where they will learn what happens behind the scenes of a large, global law firm by rotating through the firm’s following business support departments:

  • Conflicts and New Business Department
  • Finance Department
  • Marketing Department or Knowledge Department (student selects one)

WHERE: NYC and Manila, Philippines

WHEN: June 21, 2015-August 9, 2015 (tentative)

COSTS: Student will receive a stipend in the amount of $235 per week while in Manila, which will generally cover living expenses.

White & Case will cover the cost of lodging during orientation in NYC.

Students are generally expected to cover the cost of airfare, lodging and food in Manila, and VISA fees.

(More details will be provided at the interview stage).

CONTACT: Maria P. Vitullo, Esq.
Director, Miami University Pre-Law Program