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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.


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

Plan Your JD Law School Visit

The Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, the Law School building will remain locked during the summer. If you are planning an in-person visit, call our office at 919-613-7020 for access. Our office will be closed July 4-5.

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. Review the Law School Event Calendar during the academic year to see if there are activities of interest scheduled during your visit. All events are not open to visitors, so feel free to check with the Office of Admissions ( if the description is not clear.

Meet with an Admissions Representative

May - December

Please attend an information session prior to requesting a virtual meeting. We offer information sessions via Zoom every other Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and monthly evening sessions at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Visit to register. If you are unable to attend an information session (or still have questions afterwards), you may request to meet with an admissions representative via Zoom. Provide several weekdays and times that you will be available between 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

We offer 15-20 minute non-evaluative informational meetings on workdays during normal business hours (depending on staff availability). Submit your request several business days in advance to the Office of Admissions ( and indicate whether you would like to meet in-person or virtually. Appointment slots fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate walk-in or same-day requests. For an in-person meeting, include the date of your visit and any time constraints.

January - April

During the peak of the admissions season, our staff is occupied with reviewing applications and making decisions. The limited appointment slots are reserved for admitted applicants only. Feel free to submit questions by email (

Law School Student-Guided Tours

Student guided tours are not offered during the summer. The schedule for the 2024 fall semester will be available in late August.

During the academic year, we typically offer student-guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 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. Student-guided tours will not be offered September 2 (Labor Day holiday), October 11-18 (student fall break), or November 25-29 (Thanksgiving week).

Law School Self-Guided Tours

We offer self-guided building tours year-round on workdays during normal business hours. Stop by the Office of Admissions (suite 2023) to check-in and pick up the tour brochure (we would also like to record your visit!). 

Observing a Class

The class visit schedule for the 2024 fall semester will be available in early September.

During the academic year, we typically allow class visits Monday through Thursday. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early for the class and introduce yourself to the professor. Please stop by the Office of Admissions (suite 2023) for directions to the classroom.

In some cases, seating may be limited, and classes may be canceled or rescheduled without notice. Although December 5 is the last day of classes, many professors use the final week for review and do not allow visitors. No class visits will be offered September 2 (Labor Day holiday), October 14-18 (student fall break), or November 27-29 (Thanksgiving holiday).