Duke University

Durham, NC

Law School

A private institution founded in 1838, Duke University resides on 8,709 suburban acres in Durham, North Carolina.  In addition to the traditional J.D. program, Duke Law School students can earn dual degrees in conjunction with other Duke graduate schools.  Notable alumni include former President Richard Nixon and Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.

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Quick Facts

210 Science Drive Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362
Year founded: 1930
Public/private:  Private
Law school designation:  National
Tier of law school: 1


Application deadline: February 15
Full-time program application fee: $75

Tuition & Fees

full-time: $55,588 per year
Room and board: $12,324

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School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  79
Student-faculty ratio:  9.2:1
Total faculty:  120
Enrollment (full-time):  643
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-time):   20
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 215
Employed at graduation: 81.8%
Median private sector starting salary:  $160,000
Median public service starting salary:  $53,000
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