Wake Forest Law is not defined by the courses offered, degrees conferred, or events sponsored, but, rather, by the people who grace the halls. The people here are what make this place special. Faculty, administrators, and most importantly, students share a passion for knowledge, a desire for excellence and a heart for community.
Maybe you wonder if you’ll fit in – if you are the Wake Forest Law type. Our current first-year students come from 28 states, four foreign countries and 86 different undergraduate institutions. They represent myriad ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. But, what makes our students unique is not just where they come from, or what they look like; it’s how they think, what they believe and who they want to become. If you embrace the idea of a rigorous legal education in a collegial environment and you want to become an excellent lawyer who leads an extraordinary life, then you are the Wake Forest type.
Our faculty are committed to helping you achieve your goals. And it’s not just about teaching you the law. You can learn the law anywhere, but our faculty are dedicated to helping you become an excellent lawyer. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, you get more than just an “open door” policy. Our faculty will call you by name; invite you to their homes, join you for lunch; and encourage your involvement in research—both theirs and yours—and community service. Because giving back to the community is paramount to your growth as a person and a lawyer, the heart of our approach is to help you become fine citizen lawyers.