D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy
The Duke D.C. Summer Institute offers short courses taught by Duke Law faculty on topics of broad interest to college and graduate students, as well as professionals working in Washington, D.C.
Launched in 2013, the Institute is designed for individuals considering law school or about to begin law school, and others interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States. It's a wonderful complement to Capitol Hill and other D.C.-based positions and summer internships.
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Even though I have always wanted to study the law for the purpose of working in criminal justice reform, I was unfamiliar with the formal process. This program has without a doubt made me feel both prepared and confident when I walk into law school on the first day. Further, the professors were beyond helpful and eager to assist with any and all questions.