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Duke University School of Law

Duke University School of Law is one of the nation's leading law schools, known for its outstanding faculty and scholarship, a curriculum that integrates professional skills development, and a cross-disciplinary approach to learning and teaching. Students come to Duke Law from every state in the US and from all over the world; alumni work in top law firms and companies across the globe. One of the reasons students choose Duke Law is its collaborative environment, where growth is encouraged not only through rigorous scholarship but also through cooperation and support. Because the school is small, students enjoy uniquely close interactions with faculty and peers. Duke Law's faculty members are among the nation's most respected experts in fields such as environmental law, international law, intellectual property law, constitutional and public law, and international business and corporate law. In addition, professors are deeply dedicated to teaching and are accessible and responsive to students. Their open-door policy encourages students to ask questions, continue discussions, and seek advice on specialized interests. Faculty-student interaction extends beyond the classroom to committee work, research, pro bono opportunities, career counseling, and mentoring. At Duke Law, students experience a supportive environment where the focus is on training and developing the whole person in an atmosphere that values different perspectives, backgrounds, and orientations.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.duke.edu/
Address: 210 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
Admission Phone: (919) 613-7020
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students686
Student-faculty ratio9:1
Tuition $59,912 per year (full-time, in-state)
$59,912 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,393
Founded In1930
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/15/18
Full-time program application fee$ 70
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/18
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Duke University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Duke University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
screamingeagle14 172 A 4.00

Accepted

09/17/16 09/19/16 09/28/16 one year ago
matthewrein 165 P 3.66

Interested In Applying

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legallllybrunette 165 A 3.89

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azachrich 170 A 3.90

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ericaashton 167 A 3.83

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Combstyler79 170 P 3.76

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alanronaldo10 167 P 3.85

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posttm14 165 P 4.00

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Tjb3fc 173 A 3.58

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krisbrad57 170 P 3.95

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lm6424 165 A 3.67

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tsoemily 158 A 3.60

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Ajone145 165 P 3.49

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nonaaxo 165 P 3.75

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Amandabello 165 P 3.60

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No - - - 7 months ago
jaaboone 173 P 3.80

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Chris 158 P 3.77

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AFVD2017 160 P 3.94

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jekraus 162 A 3.91

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mdonnelly 170 P 3.90

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gthoma37 164 A 3.50

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katrins1 172 P 3.20

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smb7be 165 P 3.70

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Paigehammond13 172 P 3.95

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mquinonez21 172 P 3.10

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sophiarossell 160 P 3.30

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Dana.biechele-speziale079 170 P 3.97

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sonnyp215 160 A 3.86

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mariacarrato 165 P 3.80

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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Rollin 155 P 3.90

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jflanagan 146 P 3.40

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Johnny55588 151 A 3.51

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rdellis95 120 A 3.44

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Cwvanal 180 P 4.00

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wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

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Jana 157 A 3.80

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Tzivyabeck 171 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

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jrdav0927 159 A 3.34

Interested In Applying

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thebeautifufool 165 A 3.78

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andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

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andrewblatham 164 P 3.40

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

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gomeabi0009 148 P 3.57

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lucasjsanchez14 153 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

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alexnoll 168 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

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rcarter94 150 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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katyshin 168 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

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cnani 160 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

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ecs4jc 170 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

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Michaelisa 163 P 3.93

Pending

11/11/17 11/13/17 - 4 days ago
hunterbezner 165 A 3.90

Pending

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BerezintsevJ 163 A 4.00

Pending

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cfendian 161 A 3.86

Pending

12/16/16 01/04/17 - 10 months ago
abcdannyy 169 A 3.63

Pending

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Kaitlinamorgan 150 P 3.68

Pending

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salisblu 168 A 3.77

Pending

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mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

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11/17/15 - - 2 years ago
krheaume 164 A 3.88

Waitlisted

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants509548190
Number of Offers102710270
Number of Matriculants2212210
75% GPA3.843.840
Median GPA3.763.760
25% GPA3.593.590
75% LSAT1671670
Median LSAT1691690
25% LSAT1701700
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students686
Total Students Receiving Grants579
% of Students Receiving Grants84.4
75% Grant Amount$27,000
Median Grant Amount$22,500
25% Grants Amount$16,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (65.6)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (16.6)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (2.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (451)
  • Hispanics (39)
  • Black or African American (46)
  • Asian (69)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (69)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (3)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (44)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (21)


  • Total Women% (41.6)
  • Total Men% (57.8)
Duke University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 215 87.76% 74.34% 13.42%
2014 221 94.08% 75.99% 18.09%
2013 243 95.44% 80.91% 14.53%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (113)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (35)
  • Employed Other (22)
  • Unemployed (26)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association