Visit Duke Law

Choosing a law school is a significant decision and visiting is one of the best ways to see if a school is right for you. We encourage you to come and see for yourself what Duke Law School is all about. The Law School is situated on Duke University's picturesque West Campus, on the southwest corner of Science Drive and Towerview Road. For more information on how to navigate around the University, please see the campus map.

See below for information on things to do during your visit, as well as directions and accommodations. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.duke.edu or (919) 613-7020.

Location

Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina, a city with a population of around 260,000 and part of the Research Triangle metropolitan area, which includes the University of North Carolina's main campus in Chapel Hill and the state capital in Raleigh. In the center of the region is the Research Triangle Park, an internationally renowned business and research center that is home to many of the world's high-technology industries. The area provides a dynamic, rich community with one of the highest per capita populations of Ph.D. graduates in the world.
 

Directions and Accommodations  Durham and the Research Triangle

Plan your Law School visit

Meet With an Admissions Officer

We are happy to meet with visitors on weekdays during normal business hours to 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 several business days in advance of your visit.  Time slots fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate same-day or drop-in appointments.  You may reach us by email (admissions@law.duke.edu) or phone (919-613-7020).  

Law School Student-Guided Tours

For the Spring 2019 semester, student-led tours of the law school are given weekdays at 10:00 a.m. when classes are in session. They last 30-45 minutes, so visitors who wish to attend a class beginning at 10:55 should be able to do so. Tours depart from the Duke Law Admissions Office, Suite 2023, (919) 613-7020, admissions@law.duke.edu. No appointment is necessary. Student-led tours are not available during student holidays, the reading and exam periods, or during the summer.

For Spring 2019, tours will begin on January 14 and conclude on April 18, the last day of classes. Tours will not be offered on on the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday (January 21), during Spring Break (March 11-15), or on March 29.

Law School Self-Guided Tours

If you are unable to plan your visit around the student-guided tour, we also offer self-guided tours year round.  Please stop by the Office of Admissions weekdays during normal business hours to check-in and pick up the self-guided tour brochure.

Observing a Class

Many visitors want to get a feel for the classroom atmosphere at Duke Law. For the Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:08 a.m. -
9:10 a.m.
Criminal Law
Prof. Jim Coleman
Room 3043
First-year course
Criminal Law
Prof. Jim Coleman
Room 3043
First-year course
Criminal Law
Prof. Jim Coleman
Room 3043
First-year course
Criminal Law
Prof. Jim Coleman
Room 3043
First-year course
 

10:55 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.

Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3037
First-year course
  Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3037
First-year course
Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3037
First-year course
 
10:55 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.
International Law
Prof Laurence Helfer
Room 4000
  International Law
Prof Laurence Helfer
Room 4000
   
10:55 am -
12:20 pm
Law & Policy of Innovation
Prof Arti Rai
Room 4055
  Law & Policy of Innovation
Prof Arti Rai
Room 4055
   
10:55 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.
  Employment Discrimination
Prof Trina Jones
Room 4000
  Employment Discrimination
Prof Trina Jones
Room 4000
 
10:55 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.
  Judicial Decsionmaking
Prof. Margaret Lemos
Room 3041
  Judicial Decsionmaking
Prof. Margaret Lemos
Room 3041
 
10:55 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.
  Corporate Taxation
Prof. Lawrence Zelenak
Room 4045
  Corporate Taxation
Prof. Lawrence Zelenak
Room 4045
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.
Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3037
First-year course
  Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3037
First-year course
Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3037
First-year course
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.
Property
Prof Barak Richman
Room 3043
First-year course
  Property
Prof Barak Richman
Room 3043
First-year course
Property
Prof Barak Richman
Room 3043
First-year course
1/17, 2/.21, 3/21: meets 3:35-5:00
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.
Sports & the Law
Prof Paul Haagen
Room 4042
  Sports & the Law
Prof Paul Haagen
Room 4042
   
2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.
  Gender & the Law
Prof Katharine Bartlett
Room 4045
  Gender & the Law
Prof Katharine Bartlett
Room 4045
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.
  State & Local Goverment Law
Prof Darrell Miller
Room 4000
  State & Local Goverment Law
Prof Darrell Miller
Room 4000
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:50 p.m.
    International Human Rights
Prof Laurence Helfer
Room 3000
   
3:35 p.m. -
4:40 p.m.
Criminal Law
Prof Sara Sun Beale
Room 3043
First-year course
Criminal Law
Prof Sara Sun Beale
Room 3043
First-year course
Criminal Law
Prof Sara Sun Beale
Room 3043
First-year course

Criminal Law
Prof Sara Sun Beale
Room 3043
First-year course
not 4/11, 4/18
1/17, 2/21, 3/21: meets 2:00-3;25

 
3:35 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Contracts
Prof Paul Haagen
Room 3037
First-year course
  Contracts
Prof Paul Haagen
Room 3037
First-year course
Contracts
Prof Paul Haagen
Room 3037
First-year course
 

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 Spring semester, classes begin on January 10. Classes do not meet on the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday (January 21) or during Spring Break (March 11-15).. The last day of classes is April 18, when Monday classes will meet. (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.

Recruitment Calendar

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