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Duke University LAW EXC
Durham NC, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney Law School
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


Duke University

: Durham NC
Year Established: 1838
Student population: 14,900
A relatively young research university, Duke University consistently ranks among the best in the US. It’s famous for its professional schools in business, divinity, engineering, the environ­ment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy. It’s located in Durham, a city of about 200,000 people, and many students are closely engaged with the local community.

The main campus is located on nearly 9,000 acres. It features a historic chapel, a number of competitive sports teams, beautiful gardens, an art museum, marine laboratory, forest and the Duke Lemur Center which houses the world’s largest colony of endangered primates including more than 200 lemurs, bush babies and lorises. International students are housed on campus, sharing with US roommates.
Unique characteristics
Duke Law School is an innovative, ambitious faculty that has seen recent expansions in its academics, clinics, interdisciplinary centres, law journals, public interest opportunities, and high-tech facilities. According to the American Bar Association, it has the strongest student culture of any university in the US.

Durham, known as the “Bull City” after a famous 1850s tobacco brand, offers natural beauty, a relatively low cost of living, great weather and easy access to the mountains and coast. It’s been branded variously as America’s most tolerant city, foodiest and brainiest town and the greatest basketball city to visit – it’s the home of the Durham Bulls, immortalised in the Kevin Costner film Bull Durham.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Law

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Term: August - December
Spring Term: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15-16 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Grades at the host university as calculated based on the 4-point scale. More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.

Language Requirement
See language requirement for non-native speakers of English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options recommended by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university. Contact the Faculty of Law for further information.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar

Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
Student Affairs provide services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia


Student Experiences

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