Taking Courses at Other Duke Schools

With the permission of the Dean, a student other than a joint degree candidate may normally apply toward the requirements for the JD degree [see Rule 2-1] courses of suitable academic rigor totaling not more than three credits offered in other divisions of the University. [See Rule 3-13 with respect to grading of such a course.]

For purposes of interpretation of the phrase "suitable academic rigor," courses at the 100 level and above shall presumptively be deemed to be suitably rigorous. In addition, courses in foreign languages shall presumptively be deemed sufficiently rigorous regardless of their level.

Students may petition the Administrative Committee for permission to apply not more than an additional three credits toward the JD requirements under this rule. Such application must be accompanied by supporting documentation demonstrating that the entire group of courses taken in other divisions contributes substantially to the student's legal education.