About Duke Law School

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The mission of Duke Law School is to advance knowledge and the rule of law through open, rigorous, and collaborative education and scholarly inquiry, and to help build and sustain a dynamic legal profession that embodies commitment to equal justice, ethical leadership, diversity of perspective and experience, public service, and the highest standards of client representation.

At Duke Law School, students and faculty experience and contribute to academic rigor in an interdisciplinary environment that supports and values creativity and innovation. Strategic investment in faculty, clinics, interdisciplinary centers, law journals and other student development opportunities, and in technology, as well as support for initiatives and opportunities to serve the public interest, ensure that the Law School remains on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, service, and education. These commitments are memorialized in the Duke Blueprint to LEAD, a set of principles for leadership growth that informs the development of committed, ethical lawyers, well-equipped for the 21st century.