Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Duke is quite generous with grants to help off-set the cost of a legal education
  • Despite class sizes, professors are accessible to students
  • Duke has an impressive employment rate
  • The cost of living in the Durham community is extremely low and affordable


  • First-year classes are too large
  • Teaching is generally theory and policy heavy

The Bottom Line

  • Duke University School of Law offers a quality academic legal education at an affordable rate, made possible through generous financial aid incentives and affordable housing in the Durham community. Strong analytical, research and writing skills prepare students for the numerous job opportunities a Duke legal degree provides.


Duke University School of Law offers a plethora of legal degree programs to apply for. In addition to the three-year J.D. program, students can expand their knowledge of other industries and their legal tie-ins through four academic dual degree programs; four professional dual degree...  

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