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Duke University School of Law

Duke University School of LawDuke University School of Law is located in the state of North Carolina. As one of the leading law programs, Duke University School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 167-171 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $160,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of Duke University School of Law.

Duke University is abbreviated for DU: https://www.abbreviationfinder.org/acronyms/du_duke-university.html

Admissions: Duke University

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 6,334
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,161
Overall acceptance rate 18.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 228
Number of full-time program applicants 6,334
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,161
Full-time acceptance rate 18.3%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 228
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.6-3.84
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 167-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.6-3.84
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 167-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: Duke University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 96.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 207
Graduates employed at graduation 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 96%
Median public service starting salary $53,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.0%
Percent employed in government 2.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 16.0%
Percent employed in law firms 75.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 13.0%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 9%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 24.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 42.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 7.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 14.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Duke students develop life-long skills to pursue fulfilling careers and adapt to a changing world. Graduates work in large and small cities around the country and hundreds of employers interview at Duke. Unlimited counseling and a three-year career development plan help students align personal values and professional aspirations.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 97.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 2.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

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