Plan your Law School visit
Meet With an Admissions Officer
We are happy to meet with visitors and answer questions about Duke Law School and the admissions process. These are informational meetings; they are not part of the admissions process and are not evaluative interviews. If you would like to meet with an admissions representative, please contact the Office of Admissions in advance of your visit. Time slots for appointments fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate same-day appointments or drop-ins. You may reach us by phone (919-613-7020) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will check the availability of our staff and respond accordingly.
Law School Guided Tours
For the Fall 2016 semester, student-led tours of the law school are given weekdays at 11:00 a.m. when classes are in session. Tours depart from the Duke Law Admissions Office, Suite 2023, (919) 613-7020, email@example.com. No appointment is necessary. Please note that there are no guided tours during student holidays, exams, or during the summer. At these times, visitors are always welcome to take a self-guided tour.
For Fall 2016, tours will begin on August 29 and conclude on December 5, the last day of upper-level classes. Tours will not be offered on Labor Day (September 5), during Fall Break (October 10-14), or during the Thanksgiving break (November 23-25)..
Law School Self-guided Tours
You may pick up directions for self-guided tour in the Admissions Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding major holidays. If the Office of Admissions is closed, a copy of the brochure is also available at the third-floor information desk.
Observing a Class
Many visitors want to get a feel for the classroom atmosphere at Duke Law. For the Fall 2016 semester, we suggest visiting the following classes. No prior appointment is necessary. These professors have agreed in advance to welcome visitors to their classes, and ask that you introduce yourself before class and save any questions you may have until after the class has concluded.
Class Visit Options Fall 2016
Although this information is complete to the best of our knowledge, please be aware that classes may be cancelled without notice due to faculty illness, etc.
In the Fall semester, First-year classes begin on August 22; upper-level classes begin on August 24 . Classes do not meet on Labor Day (September 5), during Fall Break (October 10-14), or during the Thanksgiving break (November 23-25). The last day of first-year classes is December 1; the last day of upper-level classes is December 5. (See the academic calendar.)
It is possible to visit other classes with the consent of the instructor. For faculty contact information, see the faculty directory.
Law School Events
When classes are in session, interesting speakers, panels, and discussions abound at Duke Law. Review the Law School Event Calendar to see what's happening while you'll be here. Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public -- and they may feed you lunch, too.
While we hope that you will be able to visit the Law School, you may also wish to meet with our admissions staff at a law school fair near you. Visit the recruitment calendar