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Politics, Law, and Advocacy

What does the day-to-day life of a lawyer look like? How does a trial actually work? What’s the difference between criminal and civil cases? Investigate these questions and more as you discover what it’s like to be a lawyer, judge, paralegal, or law clerk.

Practice making fact-based arguments. Review evidence to compare and contrast fact versus opinion. Gain the skills to make informed decisions as you analyze the factors that lead to criminal incidents. Learn about criminal law, constitutional law, what makes something evidence, and how to define terms like “crime.”  

Discover topics that provide a foundation for you to consider potential college majors and career paths related to law. Join like-minded peers and step into the legal profession!


How to Apply

Duke Pre-College uses a 2-step enrollment process: 

  1. First, students apply to the Pre-College program, indicating their course(s) of interest. Apply now.
  2. After they receive notification of their acceptance into Duke Pre-College, they enroll in the course(s) indicated in their Pre-College Application. 

Learn more on our How to Apply page.