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Duke Law Pre-Law Fellowship

The Duke Law Pre-Law Fellowship Program (DLLP) is a four-week (June 2, 2024 – June 28, 2024) residential program that aims to introduce talented rising college sophomores and juniors to the study of law and to the legal profession. 

Twenty-four students are selected to be that summer’s cohort of Fellows, with the ideal candidate being a student with demonstrated interest in pursuing law school who is ready to work hard, engage in coursework, and is interested in the access this program provides towards preparing for a legal education.

DLLP is open to students who have completed their freshman or sophomore years at four-year colleges and universities, technical colleges and community colleges. Eligible students will have completed between 24 and 60 credits. The program focuses on attracting promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, first generation college students and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession.


Applications are reviewed holistically by evaluating each student’s academic promise, volunteer and/or work experience, and commitment to the Duke Prelaw Fellowship Program. Finalists may be contacted for an interview via Zoom. Interviews are conducted by invitation only.


All programming, room and board, books, and course packets are provided free of charge. Attendees also receive a stipend of $1,000 for participating in the program.