Summer Institutes

Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law

The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law is a one-month residential program in Leiden and The Hague, the Netherlands, designed for students and young professionals interested in studying international and comparative law. The Institute, which takes place over four weeks in June and July, 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. In previous years, courses have focused on subjects such as international trade, international dispute resolution, human rights, international criminal law, and comparative constitutional law. The Institute enrolls approximately 50 students from Duke and other American law schools, as well as from countries around the world.


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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.


D.C. Summer Institute
on Law and Policy

Duke Law sticker in front of Washington MonumentDuke Law’s new D.C. Summer Institute offers short courses taught by Duke Law faculty on topics such as constitutional and regulatory law and the legislative process. The Institute is designed for those considering law school or careers in the public sector, professionals working in public policy, and others who are interested in how the law shapes policy and regulation in the United States.

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Three years, two degrees,
one world

Duke Law JD/LLMA unique dual degree option offered by Duke for nearly 30 years, the JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law is an integrated program that combines rigorous legal training with in-depth study of global issues, opportunities to work and study abroad, and focused mentoring, networking, and career development.

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