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Neil Siegel

Neil S. Siegel, Institute Director

David W. Ichel Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life

Neil Siegel is a renowned scholar of U.S. constitutional law who has directed and taught in the Summer Institute on Law & Policy since it began eight years ago. He also routinely teaches the first-year (“1L”) course on Constitutional Law at Duke Law School and two undergraduate courses on American Constitutional Development and Interpretation in Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. For many years, he has advised students on whether law school or graduate school would be a sound choice for them. He also has extensive experience helping students obtain judicial clerkships and serving on faculty hiring committees. His full bio is available here.

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Rebecca Rich

Clinical Professor of Law Assistant
Director of Legal Writing

Rebecca Rich is the assistant director of Duke’s legal writing program. She teaches Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, as well as the Scholarly Writing Workshop and Writing for E-Discovery for upper-level students. Rich has also taught in Duke Law’s D.C. Summer Institute on Law & Policy and Duke Law’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program. She was a co-chair of Duke Law’s Teaching Initiative from 2014–2017 and received the law school’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020. Prior to teaching, Rich practiced civil litigation with the Raleigh law firm Ellis & Winters LLP. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Rich received her J.D. with honors from Duke University School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Duke Law Journal. She received her B.A. from Goshen College.

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