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About Wake Forest Law

Welcome to Wake Forest Law, where for more than a century we have been committed to ensuring that our students practice what they learn. By infusing our traditional courses with practical experiences and expanding our legal clinic offerings, externships, international and study abroad programs and pro bono work, our students put legal theory into action from day one and develop skills that respond to an ever-changing legal market.

At Wake Forest Law, you’ll find excellence everywhere you look. In our size, we strive to enroll a first-year class of no more than 160 students, which keeps our student/faculty ratio at less than 10 to 1. In our first-rate faculty, who are respected legal scholars and unusually accessible teachers. And in our philosophy, including an emphasis on professionalism, ethics and practical applications of the law.

We also boast an impressive array of hands-on learning and practicing opportunities, including clinics, externships, practical skills courses, law journals, moot court, trial teams and more. And our Pro Bono Project allows you to enhance your legal education through pre-clinical opportunities that develop practical skills as early as your first semester.

Wake Forest law school has been named one of the nation’s best values in private law schools by the National Jurist. Wake Forest University ranks among the top 30 national universities and the law school ranks among the nation’s top 50 law schools.

Excellence is by nature personal, and learning to be an excellent lawyer involves the shared efforts of a community of colleagues and experts. You will find that joining our community is a welcome challenge and a rare opportunity. Contact us, then visit us. You’ll like what you see.

In the meantime, let us show you more about Wake Forest Law. Here is a quick overview of some basic facts.