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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.

Please check back for updates about our Summer 2019 program.

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Neil Siegel"Neil Siegel is one of the most celebrated and enlightening teachers of constitutional law.  Judges, lawyers, and students eagerly attend his classes and talks.  This is such an extraordinary opportunity, one I wish I had when I was in college."

-Dean David F. Levi
(Neil Siegel will be teaching "How to Think Like a Laywer" and "From Gun Rights to Gay Rights" in Session One of this summer's DC Institiute.) 


Mason Reynolds"Our goal is to provide the students with a window into how lawyers use their training, and what it is like, to ‘practice’ at the highest levels of the federal government— in the legislature, the executive branch, and the judiciary."

Dean David F. Levi, who is teaching a D.C. Institute course with Sen. Mike Lee and Danielle C. Gray, former sr. advisor to President Obama

Contact us

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