International Students Class Profile

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The International LLM Class of 2020 includes 96 students from 39 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 22 visiting scholars from 18 countries in fall 2019; among them are professors, judges, prosecutors, and PhD students. While 12 Duke Law JD students study abroad during the fall 2019 semester, seven international students will study at Duke for the semester through international exchange programs. Twenty-two members of the entering JD Class of 2022 came from countries around the world, including Canada, China, France, Iran, Mexico, South Korea, and the UK. Altogether, Duke Law welcomed 147 international law students and scholars in Fall 2019!

Home Countries: LLM Class of 2020

Afghanistan Angola
Argentina Bangladesh
Brazil Cameroon
Chile China
Colombia Czech Republic
Denmark Ecuador
France Georgia
Germany Iceland
India Israel
Japan Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya
Mexico New Zealand
Nigeria Palestine
Panama Peru
Qatar Singapore
South Korea Switzerland
Taiwan Thailand
Turkey UAE

Home Countries: SJD Program

Brazil Canada
Chile China
India Ireland

Overseas Exchange Countries 2019-20

Belgium China
Denmark Germany
Israel Singapore
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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