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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 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 Two: July 20 - 30

Space is still available. Register by July 17.

From Rabbis to Running Backs: Introduction to Law & Economics

This course introduces students to the field of "law and economics," including a basic overview of the microeconomic principles at play and how they are applied to the analysis of law during the first year of law school and beyond.

Sex, Drugs, and Money: Law, Life, and the Emergence of Biotechnology

Explore the role of law in the emergence of biotechnology, focusing on important case and statutory law, and discuss cutting-edge issues such as whether a living organism and human genes can be patented.


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Tatum Lindsay
"It was the perfect introduction to a law
school classroom

Tatum Lindsay, Mount Holyoke Class of 2014


Contact us

Amanda Lacoff

Duke University School of Law
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362
Telephone:  919.613.8527
Fax: 919.613.7158

Neil Siegel

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

Duke in Washington

1201 New York Ave., NW
Suite 1110
Washington, D.C.
(office located near Metro Center)