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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

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 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

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 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.

Class Visit Options Spring 2020

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:05 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 Ernest Young
Room 3037
First-year course

 

Constitutional Law
Prof Ernest Young
Room 3037
First-year course

Constitutional Law
Prof Ernest Young
Room 3037
First-year course

 

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

Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3043
First-year course

 

Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3043
First-year course

Constitutional Law
Prof Neil Siegel
Room 3043
First-year course

 

10:55 am -
12:20 pm

International Law
Prof Lawrence Helfer
Room 4000

 

International Law
Prof Lawrence Helfer
Room 4000

International Law
Prof Lawrence Helfer
Room 4000

 

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

Civil Rights Litigation
Prof Darrell Miller
Room 4055

 

Civil Rights Litigation
Prof Darrell Miller
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.

 

Corporate Taxation
Prof. Lawrence Zelenak
Room 4047

 

Corporate Taxation
Prof. Lawrence Zelenak
Room 4047

 

11:00 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.

Business Associations
Prof Jim Cox
Room 3041

 

Business Associations
Prof Jim Cox
Room 3041

Business Associations
Prof Jim Cox
Room 3041

 

2:00 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.

Corporate Crime
Prof Sam Buell
Room 4045

 

Corporate Crime
Prof Sam Buell
Room 4045
Does not meet Jan 15

Corporate Crime
Prof Sam Buell
Room 4045
Does not meet Jan 16

 

2:00 p.m. -
3:25 p.m.

 

Election Law
Prof Guy Charles
Room 4047

 

Election Law
Prof Guy Charles
Room 4047

 

3:35 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

 Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3043
First-year course

 

 Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3043
First-year course

 Property
Prof Christopher Schroeder
Room 3043
First-year course

 

3:35 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Property
Prof Katherine Bradley
Room 3037
First-year course
Does not meet March 2

 

Property
Prof Katherine Bradley
Room 3037
First-year course

Property
Prof Katherine Bradley
Room 3037
First-year course

 

4:00 p.m. -
5:25 p.m.

Intellectual Property
Prof Jamie Boyle
Room 4045

 

Intellectual Property
Prof Jamie Boyle
Room 4045

Intellectual Property
Prof Jamie Boyle
Room 4045

 

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 fall semester, classes begin on January . Classes do not meet on the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday (January 20) or during Spring Break (March 9-13). The last day of classes is December 16 (which follows the schedule for Monday classes). (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.