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Public service is a core value of the legal profession and central to the Duke Law experience.
Summer studies in Geneva and Durham prepare students for careers in international law.
Duke Law faculty, staff, and alumni help students land prestigious positions with judges
Duke Law School sponsors a one-month residential summer law institute in Europe. The institute is designed for students and young professionals interested in studying international and comparative law. It also provides an excellent foundation for studying law in the United States. Courses are taught in English, by faculty from the United States and from other countries. Courses tend to change from year to year and focus on subjects such as emerging markets, international trade, intellectual property, international dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, human rights, banking, international criminal law, and comparative constitutional law. The institute enrolls 50 to 70 students from Duke and other American law schools, as well as from countries around the world.
The Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law is co-sponsored by Duke Law School and the University of Geneva Law Faculty in Switzerland. It coordinates courses on public international law with visits to the international organizations in Geneva, as well as offers courses in private law areas with special emphasis on European and comparative law.
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Summer Institute on Law, Language, & Culture
Duke Law School is also proud to offer the Summer Institute on Law, Language, & Culture. This four-week intensive program takes place at Duke Law School and is designed to introduce international students and visitors coming to Duke to the American law school experience.