Duke Law’s LLM program provides the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and choose from a wide range of courses that fit your career goals and meet your specific interests.
Duke places special emphasis on building writing skills in English. In addition to a fall semester writing course, an un-graded elective course, the Legal Writing Workshop, is available to LLM students during the spring semester. The workshop is designed to provide additional instruction in U.S. legal correspondence and drafting, and to assist students in writing research papers and preparing for seminar presentations.
Although the Duke Law LLM is not a research degree, students can produce a substantial research paper under faculty supervision either by conducting an independent research project or by enrolling in a seminar.
Among the factors that influenced me in favor of a Duke decision, the perfect size and diversity of the LLM Class allowed us to create deep and meaningful relations with people from many different places and cultures. Without any doubt, Professor de Fontenay is one of the best professors that I have ever had, with an enviable skill of explaining any matter, regardless of the complexity, with an outstanding didactic.