Judicial Studies LLM

Tuition and Scholarship

The Master of Judicial Studies program is supported by an endowment established with a generous $5 million gift from The Duke Endowment, which helps to defray the cost of full tuition scholarships for all students. Duke Law provides a full tuition scholarship to all admitted judges, which covers nearly all costs associated with tuition and fees, books and materials, and housing.

Full Scholarship Covers:
Tuition (per year) $25,000 (approx.)
Transcript Fee (mandatory, one time only) $120 (approx.)
Housing $4,000 (approx.)
Books and Materials $500 (approx.)
TOTAL $29,620 per year (approx.)

Duke Law requests that admitted judges pursue all available funding resources from their court, associated agencies, or other funds that may appropriately be used for educational purposes. We also request judges to defray, if possible, any of the expense to the extent they can do so financially. We are seeking support from outside organizations and alumni to assist in reducing the cost of the program for judges.