Student life at Duke Law is centered on the shared enterprise of becoming lawyers and professionals. Through a variety of programs, the Law School provides support to students as they select courses, seek work and externship opportunities, serve the community, and affiliate with student organizations that will advance their personal and professional goals and create a network of colleagues and friends that will sustain them throughout their careers.
“If you’re considering Duke, it means you’re considering several amazing schools. It often comes down to lifestyle, student culture, cost, and other intangibles. When you consider Duke’s beautiful weather, thoughtful and considerate students, engaged faculty, affordable cost-of-living, small class size, and breadth of activities both at school and in the community, why would you go anywhere else?”
– Megan Treseder ’13
The clubs and organizations at Duke Law run the gamut, from the Innocence Project to the Off the Record A Capella Group to the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society. If your particular interests aren’t represented by the many groups, you are welcome and encouraged to start your own.
Whether you aspire to become a public interest lawyer, incorporate pro bono work into your practice, or serve your community in other ways, you will find the resources at Duke to reach your goals. The value of service is core to the profession and central to the Duke Law experience.