Duke Law School's DC Summer Institute
Course offerings in the 2019 Duke Law D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy focus on topics important to future law students and lawyers in fields that require mastery of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law and policymaking. The two sessions this summer are July 8-18, 2019, and July 22-August 1, 2019. Each course is designed to provide an accessible introduction to the pertinent legal and policy subject matter. Those who are potentially interested in attending law school, or who otherwise seek greater familiarity with the legal framework in a particular field, are especially encouraged to enroll.
In each two-week session, classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from either 5:45-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-9:00 p.m.*, at Duke in DC, located at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, close to several Metro stations. Wednesday evenings are reserved for special programs, including a public conversation between U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Professor Neil Siegel. Participants in either or both sessions are invited to attend all of the special events.
- How to "Think Like a Lawyer": Introduction to Legal Reasoning (5:45-7:15 p.m.) – Professor Neil Siegel
- From Gun Rights to Gay Rights: Introduction to Constitutional Law (7:30-9:00 p.m.) – Professor Neil Siegel
- Lawyers Branching Out: The Courthouse, the Capitol, and the White House (5:45-7:15 p.m.) *This class will meet on July 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, and August 1. – David F. Levi, Professor of Law and Judicial Studies, Director, Bolch Judicial Institute, and former Dean of Duke Law School and U.S. District Judge; U.S. Senator Mike Lee; and Dana Remus, Former Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama
- Arguing to Win: Legal Persuasion and Analysis (7:30-9:00 p.m.) – Professor Rebecca Rich
Scholarship Opportunities for Duke Undergraduates
The Provost has generously made available $20,000 in scholarship funding for current Duke undergraduates to enroll this summer in one-to-three classes in the DC Summer Institute on Law & Policy. Funding will be available on a first-enrolled, first-served basis.