Director of the Community Law and Business Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Steve Virgil has served as founding Director of the Law School’s Community Law Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor since 2008. He has practiced law for nearly 20 years with an emphasis on community economic development and the nonprofit sector. He clients include nonprofit organizations of all sizes and scope, from neighborhood associations to major private foundations and he maintains an active pro bono public interest litigation practice. He teaches courses on community economic development, poverty and the nonprofit sector. Virgil also serves as the founding Director of the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University; a university wide institute that promotes community based participatory research and engaged teaching across Wake Forest University. Prior to joining Wake Forest, Virgil taught at another law school for several years and practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio and Omaha, NE. He clerked for the Honorable George W. White, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, is a former legal aid lawyer, an Equal Justice Fellow and a recipient of the Branch award.