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An education focused on the future

New technologies and artificial intelligence will challenge what it means to be a lawyer and change the workplace. Graduates from Wake Forest Law are prepared to leverage those innovations and also have skills and qualities that can't simply be automated.

Inspiring change through collaboration

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.

An education that creates leaders with character

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.

An education focused on the future

New technologies and artificial intelligence will challenge what it means to be a lawyer and change the workplace. Graduates from Wake Forest Law are prepared to leverage those innovations and also have skills and qualities that can't simply be automated.

Inspiring change through collaboration

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.

An education that creates leaders with character

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.



Find your program


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.


Juris Doctor (JD)

Learn more about our Juris Doctor degree including dual degree and concurrent programs.

Juris Doctor (JD) »

International Programs

Learn more about our LLM, SJD, and Two-year JD program for international attorneys.

International Programs »

Professional Programs

Learn more about our programs for professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it.

Professional Programs »


Events

In response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Wake Forest University has suspended all in-person classes and events. All campus tours, visits, and information sessions have been discontinued until further notice. The campus is closed to visitors.

Additional information about the University's response to COVID-19 is available on the coronavirus.wfu.edu website.

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Center for Law Leadership & Character

Character and leadership skills like integrity, empathy, and judgment should not be mass-produced. Wake Forest Law nurtures these skills in an intimate setting where legal scholars and classmates challenge, collaborate, and grow.

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Worrell Professional Center courtyard.

Center for Law Leadership & Character

Character and leadership skills like integrity, empathy, and judgment should not be mass-produced. Wake Forest Law nurtures these skills in an intimate setting where legal scholars and classmates challenge, collaborate, and grow.

Learn More »
Professor Simone Rose teaching a class.

Celebrating 125 Years

A passion for a value- and experience-driven legal education is an idea that has prospered over the past 125 years.

Our Story »
Professor Simone Rose teaching a class.

Summer Programs

Advance your legal education through our Summer Programs. Find the program that fits your goals.

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A view of Wait Chapel in the Spring.

Apply Now

Our degree programs allow you to achieve your career goals by studying the areas of law that matter to you.

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Worrell Professional Center library rotunda.

Give Now

Your gift as part of the Wake Will Lead campaign helps us invest in students, faculty, and facilities.

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Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest as one of the top 30 National Universities for 24 consecutive years.
Wake Forest’s hometown, Winston-Salem, N.C., is a culturally vibrant city with a population of 246,000. The thriving downtown area has restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums, a minor-league baseball stadium, and greenways. It is also home to both county and federal courthouses.
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