International Students Class Profile

The International LLM Class of 2016 includes 97 students from 41 countries and territories, including, for the first time, students from Cuba and Mongolia. The majority of the students have professional experiences in legal settings; many have worked as in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, government ministers, academics, or public servants. Two new international SJD students from China and Ireland joined the entering class in fall 2015; they will focus their advanced studies on international and human rights law, respectively. Duke Law also welcomed 18 visiting scholars from 10 countries in fall 2015; among them are professors, judges, prosecutors, and PhD students. While 15 Duke Law JD students study abroad during the fall 2015 semester, 12 international students will study at Duke for the semester through international exchange programs. Fifteen members of the entering JD Class of 2018 came from countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, South Korea and the UK. Altogether, Duke Law welcomed 142 international law students and scholars in Fall 2015!

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Home Countries: LLM Class of 2016

Afghanistan Argentina
Australia Azerbaijan
Brazil Canada
Chile China
Colombia Cuba
Denmark Dominican Republic
France Germany
Guatemala Iceland
India Israel
Italy Japan
Kazakhstan Lebanon
Mexico Mongolia
Netherlands Nigeria
Palestine Panama
Peru Qatar
Romania South Africa
South Korea Switzerland
Thailand Tunisia


United Arab Emirates United States

Home Countries: SJD Program

Australia Brazil
Canada China
Ireland Israel
Portugal Saudi Arabia
South Africa Taiwan

Overseas Exchange Countries 2015-16

Belgium China
Denmark France
Germany Singapore


Careers for LLMs

Duke Law welcomes the LLM class of 2016

Maria Fernanda Diago

The class is comprised of 97 LLM students from 41 countries, including the law school’s first students from Mongolia and Cuba.

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Contact a student or alumnus

Duke Law School's LLM, SJD, and Overseas Exchange programs attract top lawyers and students from around the world. Representing 41 countries, including Cuba and Mongolia, the diversity of the class of 2016 reflects the respect the International Studies Program and Duke Law School enjoy internationally. If you are interested in contacting a current student or an alumnus from your home country, please send an email to


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