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. Launched in 2013, the Institute is designed for individuals considering law school or careers in the public sector and others interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States. It's a wonderful complement to Capitol Hill and other D.C.-based positions and summer internships.
“After taking this course, I think I have a much better understanding of what law school would be like, whether I’d enjoy it, and whether I have the necessary skills to succeed in the profession. Having the opportunity to interact with law faculty and speak to them on a one-on-one basis about law school was incredibly and invaluably helpful. And clearly, I learned a lot (in a very short amount of time!) about constitutional law, something that I’m sure will help me even if I decide not to pursue law.”
— 2013 student