Two-Week Courses

The Duke D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy curriculum will focus on topics important to current and aspiring practitioners in fields that require mastery of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law and policymaking.  Courses will meet in the evenings, at the close of the workday, in Washington, DC.

Classes will be limited in size in order to facilitate interaction between faculty members and students. Registration and tuition will include weekly special events for program participants and written and other course materials.  Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a certificate endorsed by the Dean of Duke Law School, David Levi, and Faculty Director of the Institute, Neil Siegel.

The 2015 program will take place over the weeknights of two, two-week sessions: July 6-16, 2015, and July 20-July 30, 2015; classes will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, with Wednesday evenings reserved for special programs. Courses will introduce participants to legal reasoning, US constitutional law, with a focus on timely subjects such as the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage, current topics in national security law, and law and economics.

Tuition for a single course is $600; for each additional course, tuition is $400.

Summer 2015 Courses will be announced by Monday, February 2, 2015


Daniel Strunk "I couldn't recommend the program more to anyone considering law school in the future."

Daniel Strunk, Duke University