Class of 2020 Profile

Duke Law welcomes the JD Class of 2020

Molly BruceThe class is comprised of 214 students representing 104 undergraduate institutions.

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The students making up the class of 2020 come from 37 different U.S. states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and from nine other countries. They represent 104 different undergraduate institutions, and a number have graduate degrees including MBA, MDiv, MPP, MA, and MS. Their backgrounds include science, teaching, education, entertainment, the arts, politics, public policy, government, business, technology, sports, and non-profit sector work.

  • Median GPA: 3.75
  • GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.57/3.84
  • Median LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 166/170
  • 214 students enrolled from 4,772 applicants
  • Average age: 24 (ages range from 21 to 32)
  • Women: 41%, Men: 59%
  • Total Students of Color: 33%

Geographic Distribution

  • Northeast: 26%
  • West: 18%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 17%
  • South: 16%
  • Midwest:13%
  • Foreign: 10%

Class profile as of August 15, 2017. Final data will be submitted to the ABA in October.

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Duke Law graduates are in high demand because they are known as leaders, clear thinkers, and excellent writers who are ready to serve as effective advocates from day one. Several hundred employers from around the country come to Duke each year to recruit our students, and our Career and Professional Development Center provides a vast array of resources and programs designed to help you find the best job for you, no matter what location or field you choose.

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