International Students Class Profile

Duke Law welcomes the LLM Class of 2018

Sheila KorirThe class is comprised of 99 LLM students from 37 countries.

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The International LLM Class of 2018 includes 99 students from 37 countries and territories. The majority of students have professional experiences in legal settings; many have worked as in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, government ministers, academics, or public servants.  Duke Law also welcomed 18 visiting scholars from 10 countries in fall 2017; among them are professors, judges, prosecutors, and PhD students. While 15 Duke Law JD students study abroad during the fall 2017 semester, eight international students will study at Duke for the semester through international exchange programs. Twenty-one members of the entering JD Class of 2020 came from countries around the world, including Canada, China, Greece, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the UK. Altogether, Duke Law welcomed 147 international law students and scholars in Fall 2017!

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Home Countries: LLM Class of 2018

Brazil Bulgaria
Canada Chile
China Colombia
Ecuador Egypt
France Germany
Iceland India
Indonesia Israel
Italy Japan
Kazakhstan Kenya
Lebanon Madagascar
Mexico Netherlands
Nigeria Pakistan
Palestine Panama
Poland Russian Federation
Slovenia South Korea
Switzerland Taiwan
Thailand Tunisia
Turkey United Kingdom

Home Countries: SJD Program

Brazil China
Ireland Israel

Overseas Exchange Countries 2017-18

Belgium China
Denmark France
Israel Portugal


Lin Chua ’00

Lin Chua '00
Lin Chua ’00 speaks to students on a return visit to Duke Law.

Chua, a 2000 LLM graduate, 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.


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Duke Law School's LLM, SJD, and Overseas Exchange programs attract top lawyers and students from around the world. Representing 41 countries, the diversity of the class of 2017 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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