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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 building will be locked to visitors from December 19 through January 2. You are welcome to drive or walk around to explore Duke’s stunning campus during this time. The spring semester schedules for student-guided tours and class visits will be updated in mid-late January.

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

For the Fall Semester 2022, student-led tours are offered Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Tours begin on September 9 and end November 28. No tours are available on November 25.

Please arrive at the Admissions Office (Suite 2023) a few minutes early to check in - no registration or advance notice required. The tours last 45 minutes to an hour; if you are interested in visiting a class, you should be able to make it to the ones that start at 10:55.

Law School Self-Guided Tours

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

Observing a Class

For the Fall Semester 2022, the following classes are open to visitors. Classes end December 1. No classes are held during Fall Break (October 10-14) and Thanksgiving Break (November 23-25).

Please arrive early and introduce yourself to the professor as a visitor before the class starts. In some cases, particularly for the classes in Room 4045, seating may be limited.

Fall 2022 Class Visits
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:55-10:20 a.m. Contracts
Room 3043
Prof. Emilie Aguirre
  Contracts
Room 3043
Prof. Emilie Aguirre
Contracts
Room 3043
Prof. Emilie Aguirre
10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Business Associations
Room 3043
Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher
  Business Associations
Room 3043
Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher
 
10:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Torts
Room 3037
Prof. Doriane Coleman
(does not meet Oct 17)

Civil Procedure
Room 3041
Prof. Maggie Lemos

Patent Law & Policy
Room 4045
Prof. Arti Rai

Torts
Room 3037
Prof. Doriane Coleman
(does not meet Oct 5)

Civil Procedure
Room 3041
Prof. Maggie Lemos

Torts
Room 3037
Prof. Doriane Coleman
(does not meet Oct 6)

Civil Procedure
Room 3041
Prof. Maggie Lemos
(does not meet Oct 6)

Patent Law & Policy
Room 4045
Prof. Arti Rai

2:00-3:25 p.m. Civil Procedure
Room 3037
Prof. Tom Metzloff
International Business Law
Room 4045
Prof. Rachel Brewster
Civil Procedure
Room 3037
Prof. Tom Metzloff

Civil Procedure
Room 3037
Prof. Tom Metzloff

International Business Law
Room 4045
Prof. Rachel Brewster

Meet with a JD Admissions Representative

We are happy to meet virtually or in-person 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. To schedule a meeting, email the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.duke.edu several business days in advance. For a virtual appointment, include several days and EASTERN time frames that you will be available. For an in-person appointment, include the date of your visit and any time constraints. Time slots fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate same-day or walk-in appointments. 

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.