Course Information

Course Number

600

Duke Law in DC: Federal Policy Making, Externship

This 9-credit integrated externship complements course LAW 601, Duke Law in DC Federal Policymaking. The semester-long Duke Law in DC externship provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, with an emphasis on public policy creation and legislative advocacy. Students secure full-time externship positions with policymaking entities and offices, including: Congressional members’ offices, House or Senate Committees, legislative affairs offices within government agencies, and DC-area not-for-profit organizations, among many other opportunities. This 9-credit externship is one of three components of the Duke Law in DC experience, which also includes a weekly seminar course and a substantial research paper.

The program is open to second- and third-year students, by permission only.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.