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Duke Law

Rank 11 (USNWR 2022)
170
Median LSAT
3.82
Median GPA
14.4%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Duke Law
  • Duke University
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY
  • Duke

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

Can I get into Duke Law with aGPA andLSAT?

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 1,830 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

How much does Duke Law cost per year?

$69,870.00
Tuition
96th percentile
$93,366.00
CoA
93rd percentile
63.40%
Grads with debt
16th percentile
$138,376.00
Average debt
75th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary, 25th %
100th percentile
$190,000.00
Salary
100th percentile
$65,000.00
PI Salary
81st percentile
87.40%
Employment rate
93rd percentile
97.50%
Bar pass rate
96th percentile

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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