LEAD week welcomes new law students

August 9, 2010Duke Law News

International LLM students begin orientation activities on Aug. 16; orientations for JD and Law and Entrepreneurship LLM students begin Aug. 17. Click below to see the full schedules.

JD Class of 2013
International LLM Class of 2011 (pdf)
Law and Entrepreneurship LLM Class of 2011 (pdf)

Classes for all students begin on Monday, Aug. 23. See the academic calendar for more information.
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