International Students Class Profile

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The International LLM Class of 2021 is comprised of two groups.

The first group, which began their studies in August of 2020, includes 23 students from 13 countries and territories. The second, larger group of students began their studies in January of 2021. We welcomed a group of 51 students from 31 countries and territories. The majority of students have professional experience in legal settings; many have worked as associates at large law firms, in-house counsel at companies, judges, prosecutors, government officials, and academics. Duke Law also welcomed four visiting scholars from two countries in fall 2020; a general counsel from Singapore and three PhD candidates from Taiwan.

Home Countries: LLM Class of 2021

Afghanistan Australia
Brazil  Bulgaria 
Canada China
Colombia Costa Rica
Ecuador France
Germany Honduras
Hong Kong  Iceland 
India  Indonesia
Ireland Japan
Indonesia Ireland
Kazakhstan Kenya
Kosovo Mexico
Nigeria Pakistan
Panama Peru
Poland Saudi Arabia
South Korea Spain
Switzerland Taiwan
Thailand Turkey
Thailand Turkey
Uzbekistan Vietnam

Home Countries: SJD Program

Canada Chile
China India
Ireland Israel

Overseas Exchange Countries 2020-21

In light of widespread travel restrictions and exchange program cancellations by our partner schools, Duke Law School made a difficult decision to suspect its exchange program for the 2020-21 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic".

Lin Chua ’00
Lin Chua

Lin Chua LLM '00 is co-founder, COO, and Head of Capital Markets at InterNex Capital, a digital lender providing innovative, efficient, and flexible working capital financing to small and medium sized businesses. She speaks five languages and has lived in all corners of the globe. Born in Singapore, Chua moved to Sydney, Australia, for her double degree in commerce and law at the University of Sydney. She practiced as a tax attorney before relocating to Duke for her LLM and later joined Simpson Thacher in New York as a corporate attorney in leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions. She also lived in the Netherlands for several years, specializing in pan-European and cross-border finance transactions before moving back to New York as managing director with GE Capital. There she managed a global team of lawyers covering GE Capital’s Working Capital Solutions business in the Americas and Asia and helped to lead GE Capital’s Asian Women Initiative. Chua also serves on Duke Law School’s Law Alumni Association and International Advisory Board.




Networking Opportunities

Duke Law School's LLM, SJD, and Overseas Exchange programs attract top lawyers and students from around the world. Representing 34 countries, the diversity of the class of 2019 reflects the respect the International Studies Program and Duke Law School enjoy internationally. We strive to connect every admitted student with current students and alumni. 

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