Wake Forest Law welcomes the North Carolina Business Court in January 2017. With the installation of the state’s fourth business court, Wake Forest Law joins only a select number of law schools in the nation that are also home to a working court. The court provides an excellent forum for students to see an actual working court in action as the majority of the hearings are open to the public.
The court hears cases, which are assigned by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.
The Honorable Michael Robinson, Chief Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases, presides over cases heard in Winston-Salem. The court also has judges and holds hearings in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh. Currently Wake Forest Law alumni are serving as clerks for all four courts.
Published decisions in recent cases and more detailed information about the court can be found on the Business Court website.
The courtroom at Wake Forest Law employs the latest technology including flat screen monitors to display motions, briefs and other documents and videoconferencing capabilities.
Have a question regarding the Business Court? Visit the court’s FAQ.