NOTE: Transmission of electronic applications to this law school will begin on 9/15/2011. Please return to this page at that time to transmit your application.
Application Timeline: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd
Application material is revised annually in early August, and may be submitted through LSAC in early September. The application deadline for Regular Decision candidates is February 15. Applications for the binding Early Decision option must be submitted by November 4 (Round I) or January 7 (Round II)
Application Checklist: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd/procedure
- JD Application for Admission, submitted electronically through LSAC. The application must be signed electronically.
- $70 non-refundable application processing fee. The fee must be submitted electronically through LSAC.
- Resume (use the electronic attachment)
- Personal statement and optional essays (use the electronic attachment)
- Statement of purpose for master's degree (JD/MA and JD/MS dual-degree applicants only)
- Two letters of recommendation submitted electronically through LSAC
- LSAC CAS Report
Optional Essays: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd/procedure#resume
Optional Essays: You are welcome to supplement your personal statement with either or both of the following optional essays. (If your personal statement addresses either of these subjects, it is not necessary to provide a separate additional essay.) Optional Essay I: You may submit an essay providing additional information about why you have chosen to apply to law school in general and Duke in particular. We are interested in the factors that have prompted your interest in a legal career and the ways in which you think Duke can further that interest. Optional Essay II: You may submit an essay that describes how you will enhance the educational environment of the Law School and contribute to the diversity of the student body. Because we believe that diversity enriches the educational experience of all our students, Duke Law School seeks to admit students from a variety of academic, cultural, social, ethnic, economic, and other backgrounds. In this essay, you may tell us more about your particular life experiences with an emphasis on how the perspectives that you have acquired would contribute to the intellectual community of the Law School.
Duke Law FAQ: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/faq
c/o 2014 Reference Threads:
Applicants (priority track): viewtopic.php?f=7&t=129295
Decision Date Graph, 2009-2010: http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... 0/Duke.jpg
LSN 2011-2012 Applicants: http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants
LSN 2010-2011 Applicants: http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/