Tuition for a single course is $600; for each additional course, tuition is $400.

Please follow the instructions at the link to enroll online in Duke Law’s DC Summer Institute on Law & Policy, including payment of a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. We will notify you via e-mail when your materials have been received. If you need to submit any materials, such as a resume, outside of the online system, please e-mail them to dcinstitute@law.duke.edu, or address mail to:
DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362
Please note that this initial registration does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course. Though we expect nearly all participants to have the opportunity to enroll in their top choice(s), we will notify you once course placements have been finalized, based on space and availability. Upon that notification, you will be asked to return to the online system to confirm enrollment in a specific course and to provide payment information for the tuition. Your space in a course is guaranteed after we have received your tuition payment.

Enrollment will be accepted on a continuing basis until the program is fully subscribed.

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing (e-mail is preferred, to dcinstitute@law.duke.edu).  Fees will be incurred based on the following timeframes:

  • For a full tuition refund, notice of cancellation must be received by Monday, June 11, 2018, for those enrolled in classes offered in Session One (July 9-19); or by Monday, June 25, 2018, for those enrolled in classes offered in Session Two (July 23-August 2).
  • A 50% tuition refund will be offered for cancellations received by Monday, June 25, 2018, for Session One classes; or by Monday, July 9, 2018, for Session Two classes.
  • After those dates, no refunds can be made due to significant advance program preparation and enrollment demand.


Daniel Strunk "I couldn't recommend the program more to anyone considering law school in the future."

Daniel Strunk,
Duke University