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Duke University School of Law

Overview

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
21%
Number students applying:
5,358
Number students accepted:
1,122
First-year attrition rate:
1%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
170
Median:
169
25th percentile:
166

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.85
Median:
3.77
25th percentile:
3.66

Financial Profile

$204,000,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $55,588 0
Non-resident $55,588 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $20,805
Off Campus $20,805                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
666
Number students enrolled full-time:
643
Number students enrolled part-time:
20
Number of first-year students:
221

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
41%
% Women students:
43%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
10%
% Minority students:
26%
% International students:
7%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
9
Names of law journals:
Alaska Law Review, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Duke Law & Technology Review, Duke Law Journal, Law & Contemporary Problems
% of students involved in law journals:
86%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
17
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
AIDS Legal Assistance Project, Advanced AIDS Legal Assistance Project, AIDS Policy Clinic, Appellate Litigation Clinic, Children's Law Clinic, Advanced Children's Law Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic, Advanced Community Enterprise Clinic, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Advanced Law & Policy Clinic, Guantanamo Defense Clinic, Advanced Guantanamo Defense Clinic, Poverty Law, Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Wrongful Convictions Clinic, Advanced Wrongful Convictions Clinic, International Human Rights Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
43%
% of students in field placements:
18%
% of students in simulation courses:
131%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Public Interest,
Environmental Law,
International Law,
Criminal Justice,
Entrepreneurial Law,
Finance,
Constitutional Law,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Tax Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 90% 194
National Employment Rate 2013 86% 207
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 27% 56
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 12% 25
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 11% 23
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NY 22% 50
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 15.1% 34
State 3rd Largest Employer NC 12% 27

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
3.6%
Law Firm 11-25
1.8%
Law Firm 26-50
0.9%
Law Firm 51-100
3.6%
Law Firm 101-250
4.4%
Law Firm 251-500
8%
Law Firm 501+
42.7%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
4%
Government
6.2%
Public Interest / Service
1.3%
Clerkships Federal
9.3%
Clerkships State / Local
6.7%
Education / Academia
0.9%
Other
0.4%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 100% 85%
State 2 NC 92% 69%
State 3 TX 100% 85%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 96% 82%
State 2 CA 76% 71%
State 3 NC 81% 79%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NY 96% 85%
State 2 CA 85% 72%
State 3 NC 100% 80%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Duke University
Feeder School 2:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Feeder School 3:
Columbia University/Dartmouth College (tie)

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
919-613-7006
Admissions Phone:
919-613-7020
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
David
F
Levi
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Harvard University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Stanford University
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
Harvard University
Director of Admissions:
William
Hoye
Undergraduate:
School:
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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