Required Steps for Graduation

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Complete the following steps to be eligible for graduation.

Submit Graduation Application

Please confirm your intention to graduate this May by completing the Graduation Application in DukeHub no later than Friday, March 29, 2024. In order to be certified for graduation, you must complete this application. You will be asked to indicate how you would like your name to appear on your diploma, a phonetic spelling of your name to allow accurate pronunciation during the Law School Convocation, and the address where your diploma(s) should be mailed if you are unable to pick it up at Commencement.

Order regalia

If you plan to attend the Law School Convocation and/or University Commencement, you must order regalia. You may order rental regalia here. The deadline to order rental regalia is Friday, March 1, 2024.

If you would like to purchase all or part of your regalia, such as a hood, you will need to submit a purchase order form no later than Friday, February 16, 2024. If purchasing part of your regalia, make sure to complete the rental regalia form as well for any regalia you would like to rent.

You may not purchase any of the rental regalia you ordered. For example, you may not purchase the rental hood if you are hooded with a rental hood. 

Register for events

Duke Law School offers an array of Graduation-related events and opportunities to celebrate your achievement. In particular, we need to know if you plan to attend the Law School Convocation. Registration and payment (where applicable) for all Law School events (including the Family BBQ, Candlelight Dinner, and Law School Convocation) must be completed online. If you plan to attend any or all of these events, you must complete this registration form no later than Friday, April 12, 2024. 

Bar and employment information (JD candidates only)

The ABA requires that we collect bar and employment information from graduates. In order to facilitate the Law School’s compliance with ABA accreditation standards, please respond as directed by the Career & Professional Development Center in the coming weeks to complete the Graduate Employment Survey. Students who have settled employment plans for after graduation must complete all questions on the survey; students continuing to pursue opportunities need only provide basic contact information. 

Complete spring coursework 

Complete all Spring 2024 semester work and resolve any incomplete grades by Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at noon.