Duke Law

Rank 5 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Duke Law
  • Duke University
  • Duke

Duke Law is a law school located in Durham, North Carolina. The school was ranked 5 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Duke Law is approximately 227.

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

Admissions email: admissions@law.duke.edu

Admissions phone: 919.613.7020

Can I get into Duke Law with aGPA andLSAT?

Duke Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 168 170 171
GPA 3.73 3.85 3.94
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 6250 94
# Admissions offers 671 -
Class size 227 76
% Accepted 10.7% 98
% Yield 30.4% 53

During the 2023 application cycle, 6,250 people applied and 671 were offered admission.

Duke University has a 1L class size of 227, and yield of 30.40%. 204 out of 671 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 30.40% 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 168 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 171.

The median GPA is 3.85. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.73 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.94.

Duke Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 1,808 applicants for the 2022-2023 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

How much does Duke Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Duke Law

In 2023, tuition was $72,632 and the annual cost of attending was $98,151 (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

97.2% 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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I’ve been hearing people getting called for As
So we might not be expecting much…
I am a feb applicant so fully expecting absolutely nothing
Shit I applied feb too
Duke emails for As, but an A wave is highly unlikely
Duke openly states that they don't really take many late applicants
If at all
Also reddit reflects mixed results following "decision made"
Usually it seems decision made watch for email results in WL or A. Decision made with no sub status typically indicates R
Given where we are in the cycle, it’s likely a WL
makes sense - I'm surprised they would say that though
What could be the logic behind rejecting people since they applied in Jan/Feb? Higher likelihood to rush deadlines?
If so they got me haha
I think they just tend to proceed in order of receipt when reviewing apps instead of the more dynamic process some schools have
And just naturally have fewer spots available when you reach the end of cycle
anyone know how long it usually takes to get the email after "decision made- watch for email within 24 hours"
i know my chances are slim to none but like please put me out of my misery duke
lol waitlisted the second i sent that
WL. Anybody know how many are on the waitlist / how likely it is to get off?
lol i withdrew from the WL as soon as I got that email
Ditto what Uttermost said - Is it possible?
odds are certainly not in our favor. lowest WL -> A odds in t14 (where odds are already extremely low) if I'm not mistaken
Seems like nobody gets off the duke WL yeah
like in past years no one on here has gotten off. They have the lowest WL a rate in the t14. Whoever said that is correct.
Someone on reddit just posted that the assistant dean said they got enough deposits to not have to use the WL in the short term
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is it better to submit apps as early as possible (assuming they're fully complete) or is there any advantage to being strategic (e.g. more acceptances seem to come for those who submit in november/december rather than october) and sending them a little later?
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