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In response to the spread of COVID-19, access to the Law School building is currently restricted to faculty and staff only. Class visits, tours, and meetings with admissions staff are unavailable until further notice, and events scheduled before May 7 are being postponed, canceled, or virtualized. For more information on the Law School and University's steps to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe and healthy, visit law.duke.edu/about/coronavirus-response.

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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.

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.

Plan Your Law School Visit

Meet with a JD Admissions Officer

As of March 13, 2020, meetings with admissions officers are suspended until further notice due to Duke University policies in response to the spread of COVID-19.

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

As of March 13, 2020, student-led tours are suspended until further notice due to Duke University policies in response to the spread of COVID-19.

For the Spring 2020 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 2020, tours will begin on January 13 and conclude on April 16, the last day of classes. Tours will not be offered on the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (January 20), during Spring Break (March 9-13), or on March 27.

Law School Self-Guided Tours

As of March 13, 2020, access to the Law School building is restricted to faculty and staff only until further notice due to Duke University policies in response to the spread of COVID-19.

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

As of March 13, 2020, Law School classes are being taught online for the remainder of the spring semester due to Duke University policies in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Many visitors want to get a feel for the classroom atmosphere at Duke Law. For the Spring 2020 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.

Law School Events

As of March 13, 2020, Law School events scheduled before May 7 are being postponed, canceled, or virtualized due to Duke University policies in response to the spread of COVID-19.

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.