LSAT score to get into Duke Law School

The class of 2023 at Duke Law School was comprised of law school students with the following LSAT scores:

  • The 25th %ile LSAT Score at Duke is 167
  • The Median LSAT Score at Duke Law School is 169
  • The 75th %ile LSAT Score at Duke is 169

And, as far as GPA goes:

  • The 25th %ile Undergrad GPA at Duke is 3.71Duke Law School
  • The Median Undergrad GPA at Duke Law School is 3.80
  • The 75th %ile Undergrad GPA at Duke is 3.89

In 2021, Duke was ranked the 12th Best Law School in the country by US News.

Anecdotal evidence from LSN indicates that in order to feel pretty good about your chances of admission at Duke Law:

  • If your GPA is 4.0+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 167+
  • If your GPA is 3.9+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 168+
  • If your GPA is 3.7+, you’ll want to have an LSAT Score of 169+
  • Your chances look pretty good with a 174+ LSAT Score as long as your GPA is in the 3.4+ range.

Of course, LSN numbers are self-reported and not verified, so you may want to take those estimates with a grain of salt… but they appear to be relatively consistent with the class profile numbers reported by duke.

And remember, a relatively low LSAT score doesn’t necessarily preclude you from being admitted at Duke… It doesn’t hurt to apply to Duke as a “reach” school. From the Duke Law School website:

Duke considers all test scores that are submitted in the context of the entire application (transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, evidence of leadership and engagement, and other information).  If you feel that one or more of your test scores does not accurately reflect your ability or potential, please use the Miscellaneous Addendum attachment to explain this disparity. 

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If your chances aren’t great at Duke, just make sure you also submit applications at target schools (where your LSAT score and GPA numbers at or above the school’s median) and safety schools (where your LSAT score and GPA numbers are at or above the school’s 75th%ile).

If you want to get into Duke Law School, boost your LSAT score by studying effectively and using the best LSAT prep books: How I got a 177 on the LSAT


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