Extended LLM

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The Duke Law LLM program offers the option of extending the period of study for one or two additional semesters.

Students may extend the Duke Law LLM program for one or even two additional semesters. This “extended LLM” option allows students to take maximum advantage of Duke Law’s extensive curriculum, complete both basic and skills courses required by the NY State bar, and enroll in more courses in Duke’s other graduate and professional schools. And having a summer between academic years offers exciting student employment and internship opportunities in the U.S.

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Luis Lopez Naranjo testimonial-- The LLM program flexibility is one of the best advantages of choosing Duke. Designing your curriculum with the courses you want or need offers the perfect degree for international students with previous experience in a particular field. But with so many great courses and professors, sometimes two semesters are not enough. I was fortunate to participate in the extended LLM program, one of the best experiences of my life.
Apart from expanding your resume, being a returning student creates a unique experience in the second year. You are already friends with the faculty, staff, and fellow JD students. Clinics, research positions, and journals are all on the table to enhance your degree, and you get to meet a second LLM class.

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Extended LLM Alshaynaa Alharbi


Students may enroll in the extended LLM during the initial application process, or inform the International Studies Office that they wish to extend their program during their academic year. The latest that the request to extend the LLM can be submitted is 30 days prior to graduation.