Can I get into Duke Law School with my LSAT Score?

Duke Law School was founded in 1930, and it is currently sitting at number 11 on the US News law school rankings. A very competitive school, Duke had 4,819 applicants and 227 newly enrolled students.

The school is located in Durham, North Carolina, and has notable alumni like Tucker Max and Richard Nixon.

Duke Law School LSAT Ranges

171 and higher: If you score a 171 or higher, you are definitely in the safe zone. Make sure your GPA is good. If it is, your chances of getting into the law school are really good. Make sure your application is free of typos, and that you at gave it some thought. But, you shouldn’t have to sweat it too much with scores like this.

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169-170: 169 is the median score for Duke Law school. With that score, you have a solid chance of getting in. You can call this range the “in-the-running” zone. Your grade will need to be top notch. However, low grades won’t kill your application if they are still good. You’ll want to have overcome something really difficult, like a death in your family, or drug addiction. If you can legitimately show that you had lower grades, but that you learned from them, and were able to move on and make things better, you’ll stand a better chance.

166-168: Getting an LSAT score in this range won’t put you out of the running entirely. However, you’ll definitely want to apply to some other schools as well, since Duke will probably pass you up, short of perfect grades, combined with a diverse background.

165 and below: If Duke is your “dream school,” then go ahead and apply. However, know going into that you have a slim chance of getting in.

Check out LSAT score ranges for other schools too.

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    Randall earned his JD from the University of Denver in 2013. He received his BA in Communications and Social Science from the University of Washington in 2010. Randall took the LSAT twice, and managed to improve his score by 14 points the second time around. He paid the price of learning to score high on the LSAT and hopes to help other potential law students avoid similar pain.

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