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Location

210 Science Dr
Durham, NC 27708
United States of America

Contacts

Website: http://www.law.duke.edu/
Phone: 919-613-7020
Admissions e-mail: admissions@law.duke.edu

Program Information

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
    • 3 years in length
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  • Joint programs are available:
    • JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law: For more information, click here
    • JD/LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship: For more information, click here
    • JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy: For more information, click here
    • JD/Master of Environmental Management: For more information, click here
    • JD/Master of Public Policy: For more information, click here
    • JD/Master in Global Business Law: For more information, click here
    • JD/Master of Theological Studies: For more information, click here
    • JD/MD: For more information, click here
    • LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship: For more information, click here
    • LLM for International Law Graduates: For more information, click here
    • SJD doctorate program: For more information, click here

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Admission statistics Class of 2020

  • Total number of applicants: 4772
  • Class size: 214
  • Median GPA: 3.75 (4.0-point scale)
  • GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.57/3.84
  • Median LSAT: 169
  • Average age: 24
    • Range: 21-32
  • Gender
    • Female: 41%
    • Male: 59%
  • Students of Color: 33%

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in any field in a regionally accredited university.

GPA

  • Minimum grade/GPA: no cut off
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2016: 3.75

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Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

  • All applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • All applicants must take the LSAT no later than December 2017
  • LSAT score must have be taken within the past five years
  • Submit all LSAT scores, and will tend to look at the average score unless you can provide a reason why your more recent score is higher, only then will greater weight be put on higher scores.
  • If a score does not reflect your true ability, you may provide in an explanation in a separate attachment.
  • Class of 2020 median LSAT score: 169

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Supporting Documents

  • Application Form completed and signed electronically through LSAC
  • $70 non-refundable application fee
  • Resume (Electronic attachment)
  • Personal statement and optional essay
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two academic recommendation letters submitted through LSAC
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work submitted to CAS
  • TOEFL (For International Students)

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • September 1 2017: Applications for next year's entering class can be submitted through LSAC
  • Early Decision Applicants:
    • Round 1:
      • November 10, 2017: Application completion deadline
      • December 31, 2017: Notification Date
    • Round 2:
      • January 8, 2018: Application completion deadline
      • January 31, 2018: Notification Date
  • Regular Applicants:
    • February 15, 2018: Regular Decision application deadline
    • March 15, 2018: All required items should be submitted
    • April 2018: All decisions made by the end of April, although most decisions made before March 1
    • August 2018: Orientation and Classes begin

Note: Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Tuition 2017-2018

    • Academic Year Tuition: USD$ 61,000
    • Total fees (including incidental fees, books/supplies, rent, food, etc): USD$ 86,600

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