Your law practice
Duke Law offers a variety of clinical programs that allow students to build an experiential bridge between law school and practice. Housed in its own wing of the Law School, Duke Law's Clinical Program is organized and operates as a public interest law firm, providing students challenging opportunities to deepen their substantive legal knowledge, strengthen their lawyering skills, and build their professional identities.
As they represent clients from the Durham community and beyond, clinical students benefit from close guidance from clinical faculty and supervising lawyers. Building on traditions established in the 1930s, when Dean Justin Miller established Duke's first legal clinic (one of the first in the country), Duke Law's Clinical Program combines the development of skills and knowledge with service to the community in ways that strengthen a students' legal education and prepare them for leadership in the law and beyond.