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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.

Location

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.

Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina, a city with a population of around 290,000 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. When you come to visit Duke's campus, we hope you'll explore this exciting city as well!

See below for information on directions and accommodations. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.duke.edu.

Plan Your Law School Visit

Law School Student-Guided Tours

During the spring semester, student-guided building tours will be offered most Mondays at 10:00 a.m. (January 23 & 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17) and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. (January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3 & 24; April 7 & 14). Arrive at the Office of Admissions (suite 2023) a few minutes early to check in. Tours last 45-60 minutes. No registration or advance notice is required. No student-guided tour will be offered on March 10, 13, 17, or 31.

Law School Self-Guided Tours

You may take a self-guided building tour on weekdays during normal business hours. Stop by the Office of Admissions (suite 2023) to pick up the tour brochure (we would also like to record your visit!). 

Observing a Class

The schedule for the spring semester is still subject to change. No classes will be held during spring break (March 13-17).

Please email professors (linked below) prior to your visit, and arrive 5-10 minutes early to introduce yourself to the professor as a visitor (especially if you can't email them prior to your visit). In some cases, particularly for the classes in Room 4000 and 4055, seating is limited.

Spring 2023 Class Visits
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

8:55 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

 

  Civil Rights Litigation
Room 4042
Prof. Darrell A. H. Miller
  Civil Rights Litigation
Room 4042
Prof. Darrell A. H. Miller
9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Criminal Law
Room 4000
Prof. Sara Sun Beale
(does not meet March 2, April 6, 10, and 20)

  Criminal Law
Room 4000
Prof. Sara Sun Beale
(does not meet March 2, April 6, 10, and 20)
Criminal Law
Room 4000
Prof. Sara Sun Beale
(does not meet March 2, April 6, 10, and 20)
10:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  

Employment Discrimination 
Room 4042
Prof. Trina Jones

  Employment Discrimination 
Room 4042
Prof. Trina Jones
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Property
Room 3041
Prof. Jedediah Purdy

Property
Room 3037
Prof. Mara Revkin

 

Property
Room 3041
Prof. Jedediah Purdy

Property
Room 3037
Prof. Mara Revkin

Property
Room 3041
Prof. Jedediah Purdy

Property
Room 3037
Prof. Mara Revkin

2:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Contracts
Room 4055
Prof. Jonathan Seymour

Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Room 4047
Prof. Lisa Kern Griffin
(does not meet March 27)

State & Local Government Law
Room 4047
Prof. Darrell A. H. Miller

Contracts
Room 4055
Prof. Jonathan Seymour

Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Room 4047
Prof. Lisa Kern Griffin

 

 

Contracts
Room 4055
Prof. Jonathan Seymour

State & Local Government Law
Room 4047
Prof. Darrell A. H. Miller

 

 

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.  

 

Business Associations
Room 3041
Prof. Elisabeth D. de Fontenay

 

  Business Associations
Room 3041
Prof. Elisabeth D. de Fontenay
3:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Constitutional Law
Room 4055
Prof. Matthew Adler

Criminal Law
Room 4042
Prof. Ben K. Grunwald

 

Constitutional Law
Room 4055
Prof. Matthew Adler

Criminal Law
Room 4042
Prof. Ben K. Grunwald

 

Constitutional Law
Room 4055
Prof. Matthew Adler

Criminal Law
Room 4042
Prof. Ben K. Grunwald

 

Meet with a JD Admissions Representative

We are happy to meet with you on weekdays during normal business hours. We encourage you to attend one of our online information sessions beforehand to learn general information about Duke Law and the application process so that you can ask more specific questions during your meeting. These are informational meetings for your benefit, and not an evaluative part of the admission process. Submit your request by email (admissions@law.duke.edu) to meet in-person or virtually with a staff member and include your LSAC account number (if known/applicable). For an in-person appointment, indicate the date of your visit and any time constraints. For a Zoom appointment, indicate several weekdays and times that you are available between 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. EASTERN time. Time slots fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate same-day or walk-in appointments.

During the peak of the admissions season (January through April), our staff is overwhelmed with reading applications and making decisions and we are forced to reserve the limited appointment slots for admitted applicants only. Feel free to submit questions by email to admissions@law.duke.edu.

Law School Events

Intellectual and social life at Duke Law is enriched by a robust series of speakers, panels and presentations, often during the lunch hour. Feel free to review the Law School Event Calendar to see if there are activities of interest scheduled during your visit. Most events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Connecting With Duke Law Elsewhere

Before or after your campus visit, you may wish to connect with Duke Law representatives at in-person and virtual events throughout the fall. We also offer weekly online programming alternating between general information sessions, student panels, and faculty spotlights. You can find the details on our recruitment calendar.