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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.

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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 »


The Jurist Magazine

In the 2020 edition of The Jurist, we tell the story of Dean Jane Aiken and her dedication to scholarship, advocacy, and the expansion of justice. We also reflect on the ways Wake Forest Law has adapted and risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A photo of Jane Aiken, Dean of  Wake Forest Law, that appears on the cover of the 2020 Jurist Magazine.

The Jurist Magazine

We tell the story of Dean Jane Aiken and reflect on the ways Wake Forest Law has adapted and risen to the challenges of COVID-19.

Read The Jurist »
Faculty processional during commencement.

Commencement

Watch the Commencement ceremony and remarks from the faculty and student speakers.

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Graduation Exercises at Wake Forest University.

Hire from Wake Forest

Our graduates are ready to work. They are fully prepared to enter and succeed in today’s legal market.

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United States Bankruptcy Courthouse

Supporting Small

Wake Forest Law and Thomson Reuters are helping small business owners facing bankruptcy and the people who advise them.

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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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