Prospective students apply to each school independently. In addition to Fuqua's online application, applicants for Duke University's joint JD/MBA degree program complete an application form through the Law School Admissions Council's (LSAC) e-app service. Applicants with disabilities who are unable to fully access the LSAC electronic application service may submit their application form, personal statement and resume directly to the Law School. The application becomes available in September each year.
Most students who attend the joint degree program apply to both schools at the same time. Each school reviews the application independently, and then the schools come together for a joint admission committee to discuss each applicant. Those who were not admitted to both schools may reapply to the non-matriculating school later in their academic career. Admission to the other program is not guaranteed at any time.
Duke Law students have, on average, less work experience than Daytime MBA students. Most JD/MBA students have some postgraduate work experience, and when combined with their legal knowledge and internships from the first one to two years in Law School, they bring unique and valued perspectives into the MBA classroom.