Hi Legal Eagle,

I went to Duke and I know very little about UVA. However, I assure you that Duke's campus is great and the law school does definitely not look like a cheap high school (trust me, I went to high school in the US, not just law school). Besides, if you are interested in IP, you should choose Duke. IP lectures by Professors Boyle and Reichman are outstanding. Everybody is friendly, and only 60-70 LL.M.s are admitted per year. Classes are for both J.D.s and LL.M.s. You get extra time on all exams if you're an LL.M., even if your English is excellent. Duke alummi associations are very active. Durham is small, but the surrounding area is beautiful.
Good luck with your choice!