The mission of Wake Forest Law is to advance the cause of justice by creating knowledge and educating students to meet the legal needs of the world with confidence, character, and creativity. We instill in students a respect for the law, a devotion to the ideal of service, and a commitment to professional values. We educate students from around the world in a richly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
For more than 125 years, we’ve been developing advocates who lead by pairing compassion and perseverance with creativity and character — a combination that ensures problems are assessed with integrity and professionalism.
Knowing how to collaborate through difference is essential to building partnerships and coalitions that foster change at a state and local level, where change is happening. Shaped by a small and deeply personal education, we develop agents of progress and innovation.
Our degree and certificate programs offer a curriculum that allows each student to design their education in a way that intentionally connects legal theory to professional practice.
Learn more about our Juris Doctor degree including dual degree and concurrent programs.Juris Doctor (JD) »
Learn more about our LLM, SJD, and Two-year JD program for international attorneys.International Programs »
Learn more about our programs for professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it.Professional Programs »
U.S. News once again ranks Wake Forest Law among the top law schools in the country.
Our graduates are ready to work. They are fully prepared to enter and succeed in today’s legal market.Learn More »
With nearly $1 million from the Kern Family Foundation, Wake Forest Law is expanding courses and programming focused on leadership and character.Learn More »
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