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Courses in Other Divisions of the University; Dual Degrees

With the permission of the Dean, a student other than a dual-degree candidate may normally apply toward the requirements for the JD degree [see Rule 2-1] courses of suitable academic rigor totaling not more than three credits offered in other divisions of the University. [See Rule 3-1(3) with respect to grading of such a course.] For purposes of interpretation of the phrase "suitable academic rigor," courses at the 100 level and above shall presumptively be deemed to be suitably rigorous. In addition, courses in foreign languages shall presumptively be deemed sufficiently rigorous regardless of their level. Students may petition the Administrative Committee for permission to apply not more than an additional three credits toward the JD requirements under this rule. Such application must be accompanied by supporting documentation demonstrating that the entire group of courses taken in other divisions contributes substantially to the student's legal education.

Courses in Other Law Schools

Courses in Other Law Schools: With the permission of the Dean and subject to Rule 2-1, a student may take for credit regular and summer school courses offered by any other law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. For courses taken at schools other than the University of North Carolina School of Law (UNC) or the North Carolina Central University Law School (NCCU), a student may apply no more than six credit hours earned under this Rule toward the JD For courses taken at UNC or NCCU, the total credits applicable to the JD are not limited, but a student may take and apply to the JD no more than two courses at either institution per semester. This Rule does not limit the number of credit hours a student may take and apply to a JD degree for courses taken pursuant to a Duke-approved semester abroad (see Rule 3-26) or visits at other law schools (see Rule 3-23.1). [See Rule 3-1(3) for grading of non-Duke courses.]

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Other Duke Schools

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  • To registrar for courses in the greater Duke University (except Fuqua) submit this form, to Room 2027, Law School Registrar.