American law students who achieve appropriate final examination results normally will be able to receive academic credit from their home institutions. Students are responsible for obtaining approval to transfer credit and information about the possibility of accelerated graduation from their own law schools. All students can request official transcripts from Duke University at no extra charge. The grading system will be the same as that regularly used at Duke Law School. Information on grades is on the Law School website. (Although no grade and no academic credit will be awarded for any course in which the participant has not taken the written examination, the notation "Audit" will be recorded for any course regularly attended by the participant.) Students who do not wish to receive academic credit for their courses are not required to take final examinations, but all students are strongly advised to consider sitting for a minimum of two examinations.

"The Hong Kong summer institute was a great start for my LL.M. study at Duke. I experienced American-style study before my semester at Duke began. I had fun with students from all over the world through great extracurricular activities. The Hong Kong summer institute was one of my most valuable experiences and I can guarantee it will be the same for you."

—Myungjin Koo, participant from Ewha Womans University, South Korea