Duke University School of Law is the law school of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke’s 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law is a constituent academic unit that began, in 1868, as the Trinity College School of Law.
So few applicants are actually accepted to Duke University based on the institutions severe rating and competitive college scale system. Because of the Duke University has for years stayed above other law colleges and has proudly shown that as a college center, their pupils become a portion of the top 20% best lawyers (or involved in law in some way) peer group.
According to statistical information collected over a 10 year period, 91 % of its 2018 graduating class were employed within 10 months, with a median starting salary in the private sector of $205,000. Duke’s 2019 class bar passage rate was so close to 100% that the institution was nearly granted a medal for excellence by the United State government — instead Duke came out as the second-highest bar passage rate in the country, after Harvard Law School. As of 2019, Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is was near $400,000 in total.
Duke Law has multiple first place rankings:
- For the year of 2018 – Best Law School in the world
- For the 2020 school year – Best Law School
- For both the 2015 and 2016 school term Best Professors according to the Princeton Review
- For both 2014, 2015, and 2017 Duke was recognized for their – Best Quality of Life
As a community of scholars, the Law School also provides leadership at the national and international levels in enhancing the understanding of law, and in improving the law and legal institutions through public service, research, and scholarship of the highest caliber, reflecting, where appropriate, contributions from scholars in other disciplines within Duke University.
At Duke Law School, students and faculty experience and contribute to academic rigor in an interdisciplinary environment that supports and values creativity and innovation. Strategic investment in faculty, clinics, interdisciplinary centers, law journals and other student development opportunities, and in technology, as well as support for initiatives and opportunities to serve the public interest, ensure that the Law School remains on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, service, and education.
These commitments are memorialized in the Duke Blueprint to LEAD, a set of principles for leadership growth that informs the development of committed, ethical lawyers, well-equipped for the 21st century.
Duke University has more than 15,000 students, more than half of them graduate students, and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. Our students love being a part of this broad, vibrant community, and take advantage of all that it entails, from pursuing a interdisciplinary Bass Connections project, to joining the Graduate and Professional Student Council, to cheering on Coach K and the Blue Devils basketball team.
The fundamental history that has taken place a Duke, has been recorded and is currently available at the Duke Law Library where students can go to take a look. This way the institution can share how far the university has come since it’s century old creation. Duke Law School has a rich history spanning from the 1850s when Trinity College, the precursor to Duke University, offered law-themed lectures.
- These scholarships are available to high performing U.S. and international students who are enrolled or planning to enroll for the LLM program at Duke Law school.
- Both male and female students may apply.
- Priority for students from developing nations is given other others.
- Currently there is no age restrictions for applicants however, contacting the admissions office would be wise.
Once a student sends in their admissions form and is readily accepted to Duke University, that student is immediately entered into this scholarship. There is no other extra scholarship application form that needs to be filled our and submitted.
How to Apply
First students need to be enrolled and accepted to the university. This is the only sure way for the student to know that they are entered into this competitive scholarship.
The application review process includes a thorough evaluation of a candidate’s performance in previous law studies. Since Duke Law is in the United States, it is impertinent that international students have taken their English Proficiency exams. If not, they will indeed be asked to take them before being accepted to Duke University.
To be eligible for admission to the LLM program, applicants must hold a first degree in law – the JD, LLB, or the equivalent – from an accredited or comparably recognized law school or law faculty program.
The official preferred method for submitting application materials is electronically via LSAC (Law School Admission Council). Visit the LSAC website for account access or some a student can create a new account. All applicants must understand that any blanks and non-filled in spots on the scholarship application form will be seen as incomplete. Instructions are available on the electronic application for the Duke Law LLM program.
Or students may also submit their application materials directly to the university office. The application checklist allows them to investigate the options available for both application types. Please note that the student must omit the box number from the address if they plan to send application materials via courier (DHL, FedEx, etc.) to the International Admissions office. Please note that the university does not accept applications materials submitted via e-mail.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The awards are two half-tuition merit scholarships valued at approximately $59,000 and are tenable for up to three years.
While this scholarship does not need a form to be sent in that is specifically the “scholarship form” however, other scholarships available through this university do indeed require a scholarship form. It would be best for students to find out what they need when apply for scholarships.
Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM program may begin submitting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year on September 1, 2021. The application deadline for the LLM program is February 1, 2022.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window time frame is from September of the previous year to February 2022.
Although the application deadline is February 1 for the LLM program, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in December. A rolling basis means that applications are considered until the class is full. If students are looking to be admitted to the LLM program, these students should check to make sure if the program falls into the Fall, Spring, or Winter semesters.
This is an annual scholarship where only 2 individuals are picked from the admissions batch of new students that shows incredible academic merit and a compassionate nature towards their law field study.