Duke Law

Rank 11 (USNWR 2022)
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  • Duke University
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Duke Law is a law school located in Durham, North Carolina. The school was ranked 11 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Duke Law is approximately 282.

Admissions website: https://law.duke.edu/apply/

Admissions email: admissions@law.duke.edu

Admissions phone: 919.613.7020

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Duke Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 167 170 172
GPA 3.7 3.82 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 7255 94
# Admissions offers 1048 -
Class size 282 81
% Accepted 14.4% 93
% Yield 26.9% 30

During the 2022 application cycle, 7,255 people applied and 1,048 were offered admission.

Duke University has a 1L class size of 282, and yield of 26.91%. 282 out of 1,048 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 26.91% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Duke University has a median LSAT of 170. The 25th percentile LSAT is 167 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 172.

The median GPA is 3.82. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.7 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

Duke Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,801 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Duke Law

In 2022, tuition was $69,870 and the annual cost of attending was $93,366 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Duke Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Duke University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $65,000.

74.6% of law graduates from Duke University go directly to work for law firms, while 13.4% clerk for a judge. 5.7% of graduates go into public interest.

97.5% of Duke University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Duke Law

Duke Law School is one of the nation’s leading law schools, known for its emphasis on leadership, ethics, scholarly research, and professional development. Every year, Duke Law admits students with diverse backgrounds who share a record of academic excellence and outstanding achievements in professional endeavors and public service. Students come to Duke Law from around the world, and, once they graduate, engage in all manner of private and corporate practice and government and public service, both domestically and internationally.

One of the reasons students choose Duke Law is its collaborative environment, where growth is encouraged through rigorous scholarship, cooperation, and support. Since the law school is small, students enjoy uniquely close interactions with faculty and fellow students. They are welcomed into a community where the focus is on training and developing the whole person in an atmosphere that values different perspectives, backgrounds, and orientations.

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Any other ED applicants not hear back today and starting to get nervous
if i revamped my diversity stateemnt and like my new version better, does it look bad to update it to schools that I've already sent an application to?
duke RD wave expected this week?
what day does duke normally send out As
Rest of ED decisions probably on today and Friday (if we assumed they follow last year’s schedule)
Hoping for RD As to start appearing on friday as well
does Duke have 2 URs?
Anyone else here still waiting on ED decisions and want to talk lol
I really thought we would get them today
I thought we’d get them too
Not really sure what to think to be honest.
but the Friday last cycle(2021/12/10) was a WL/R wave...
do they send As on Fridays before?
they sent 1 A on Tuesday and Friday last year
I think I got a UR2 from Duke today? Anyone else and do you think that means decision dropping soon?
mine just keep showing"file under review"
how do you know it's a ur2?
Mine just says file under review as well.
when do fordham waves hit? just got my second date change
oops wrong chat
@EscapeKing5: this is what I'm nervous about
Like, I'm wondering if they let in all their ED admits on Friday, and now they're about to WL/R the rest of us on Friday
there's no way only 4 people got in ED though right
@SagaofSeven: I sure hope not.
another day of silence?
@SagaofSeven: unlikely this few
this is torture...