International Students Class Profile

The International LLM Class of 2019 includes 90 students from 34 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 25 visiting scholars from 14 countries in fall 2018; among them are professors, judges, prosecutors, and PhD students. While 17 Duke Law JD students study abroad during the fall 2018 semester, six international students will study at Duke for the semester through international exchange programs. Fifteen members of the entering JD Class of 2021 came from countries around the world, including Canada, China, France, Israel, and South Korea. Altogether, Duke Law welcomed 136 international law students and scholars in Fall 2018!

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Home Countries: LLM Class of 2019

Afghanistan Australia
Bahamas Brazil
Chile China
Colombia Costa Rica
Cuba Egypt
France Germany
Guatemala Hungary
Iceland India
Japan Kazakhstan
Lebanon Mexico
Nigeria Palestine
Peru Philippines
Saudi Arabia South Africa
South Korea Switzerland
Taiwan Thailand
Turkey UK
USA Venezuela

Home Countries: SJD Program

Brazil Canada
Chile China
Ireland Israel

Overseas Exchange Countries 2018-19

Belgium China
Denmark Hong Kong
Israel Singapore


Lin Chua ’00

Lin Chua '00
Lin Chua ’00 speaks to students on a return visit to Duke Law.

Chua, a 2000 LLM graduate, 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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