Professor of Legal Writing
Winner of the first Graham Award for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Laura Graham has been teaching Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research and Appellate Advocacy at Wake Forest since 1999. Her research and speaking interests center on how to maximize beginning law students' early success in legal writing. She is a regular contributor to various state and national bar journals, where she provides writing refreshers for practicing attorneys. Prior to joining the faculty, Laura served as judicial clerk for Judge Ralph Walker of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and was in private practice in Jacksonville, North Carolina, specializing in domestic law and appellate practice. She is a graduate of the Wake Forest Law School, where she received the 1994 Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award. She and her husband, Joseph, a retired Naval officer, are the parents of Ellen. Laura is active in her church ministries, especially the children's music program, and enjoys singing, reading, and spending time with her family.