Duke University School of Law

law school and constituent academic unit of Duke University

Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law is a constituent academic unit that began, in 1868, as the Trinity College School of Law. In 1924, following the renaming of Trinity College to Duke University, the school was renamed Duke University School of Law. Duke Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the United States, and admits about 20 percent of applicants. The law school is one of the "T14" law schools, that is, schools that have consistently ranked within the top 14 law schools since U.S. News & World Report began publishing rankings.According to Law.com, 91.36 percent of its 2018 graduating class were employed within 10 months, with a median starting salary in the private sector of $190,000. Duke's 2019 class bar passage rate was "almost 98 percent" — the second-highest bar passage rate in the country, after Harvard Law School. As of 2019, Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $329,609.
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