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Prof. Sam Buell teachingDuke Law's curriculum provides a solid foundation in the basics of a legal education as well as the opportunity to explore the broadest possible range of theories and perspectives in order to prepare for leadership and success in the law.

While the core curriculum is strong across the board, Duke Law School has given special attention to areas in which there is likely to be a growing demand for lawyers over the coming decades: business and finance law, international and comparative law, constitutional and public law, environmental law, and the law relating to innovations in communication, information, culture, science, and medicine. Significant faculty and curricular expansion in these areas, as well as many active student organizations, interdisciplinary centers and programs, and special lecture series, provide a host of opportunities for students to obtain expertise in these and other fields.