Duke University School of Law

Admissions: Duke University

Fall 2009 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 2009 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 2008 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 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 207
Graduates employed at graduation 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2008 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 2008)
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%
2008 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%