D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy

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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 careers in the public sector 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.

Session One: Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Session Two: Monday, July 22 - Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Provost has generously made available scholarship funding for current Duke undergraduates to enroll this summer in one-to-three classes in the DC Summer Institute on Law & Policy. You must enroll prior to requesting funding. Please contact Jean Jentilet directly at to make your request. Funding will be available on a first-enrolled, first-served basis.

Please consult with your employer or undergraduate institution for all other funding requests.

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Heather Seeley

This program exceeded my expectations in terms of learning about substantive legal material, as well as giving me an idea of what law school is all about, the many paths I could take with a law degree, and truly what it means to 'think like a lawyer.'

Heather Seeley, Duke University Class of 2016
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Neil Siegel

Director of the D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy

Duke University School of Law
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362
Telephone:  919.613.7157
Fax: 919.613.7158