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.
"It was the perfect introduction to a law
— Tatum Lindsay, Mount Holyoke Class of 2014
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!
Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC 27708-0362
Director of the D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy