Duke University School of Law
Duke University School of Law Rankings
#11 – Overall Rank by LawSchoolReview.com, Duke University School of Law is the 11th best Law School
#194 – Tuition Rank: Only 8 Law Schools are more expensive in the top 200 Law Schools on our list
#196 – Acceptance Rank: Only 5 Law Schools are more difficult to be accepted at than Duke University Law School
Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and
a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Duke’s 10 schools and
colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868. In 1924 the school
was renamed the Duke University School of Law.
Duke Law has the highest New York Bar Exam pass rate of all US law schools. A reported 97% of
students that take the exam pass at first sitting.
Duke University School of Law is a member of the “T-14″ law schools. This prestigious group
consists of 14 schools that have national recognition.
Presidents Graduating from Duke University School of Law
- Richard Nixon, ’37 – 37th President of the United States
Other Noteworthy Graduates of Duke University School of Law
- Deanna T. Okun, ’90 – Chair, U.S. International Trade Commission
- David Addington, ’81 – Chief of Staff and former legal counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney
- Brig. General Calvin L. Scovell III, ’77 – Inspector General, Department of Transportation
- Kenneth Starr, ’73 – Solicitor General, Independent Counsel during the Clinton Administration
- Michael Elston, ’94 – former Chief of Staff & Counselor, Office of the Deputy Attorney General
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