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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 directions and accommodations. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at

The Law School building will be closed to visitors December 20 - January 3.


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

Online Information Session

We offer regular online information sessions during which you will hear a presentation about opportunities at Duke Law School and the application process. The sessions last about an hour and you will also have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
>>Register for information session

Meet with a JD Admissions Officer

If you are unable to attend an information session (or have additional questions after the session), contact our office by email to meet with an admissions representative. Include several weekdays and Eastern timeframes that you will be available during normal business hours. Depending on staff availability, we will schedule an individual 15-20 minute non-evaluative appointment via Zoom. Appointment slots fill up quickly and we are unable to accommodate same-day or in-person requests. You may reach us by email at

Law School Student-Guided Tours

Fall 2021: Student-led tours of the law school are offered on Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Tours depart from the Office of Admissions, Suite 2023, and last 45 minutes to an hour. Tour size is limited, so please register in advance. To allow for tour guide planning, we ask that you register no later than the day before the tour.
>>Register for a tour

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 in suite 2023 to pick up the tour brochure (we would also like to record your visit!).

Observing a Class

We are unable to offer class visits during the fall semester (check later for spring semester updates). 

Law School Events

For information on virtual events (interesting speakers, panels, and discussions), review the  Law School Event Calendar.  Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public. 

Recruitment Calendar

You may wish to speak with an admissions representative at a recruiting event. View the recruitment calendar.


Information for Applicants to the International LLM program

Applicants to the International LLM program who wish to visit Duke Law School may contact the Office of International Studies for more information.

Video Tour

Duke Law Video Tour

Take a tour through some of the Law School's places to study, learn, and relax. Student guides share advice as they highlight important Law School areas such as the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the James M. Poyner Moot Courtroom.