International Studies

Duke Law's LLM, SJD, and Overseas Exchange programs attract top lawyers and students from around the world. In August, 99 international lawyers representing 37 countries began Duke Law's LLM program.

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Applicants to Duke Law's LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year on September 1, 2019. The application deadline for the LLM program is January 20, 2020. The application deadline for the SJD program is February 20, 2020.

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