For more than 125 years, Wake Forest School of Law has cultivated a rich and distinctive identity in legal education, one that is rooted in community and service and the belief that these combined values are the foundation for developing future advocates of the rule of law.

Our long-held devotion to educating the whole person is embodied by classes that are small by design and a curriculum that empowers students to explore their passions and curiosities with the support of faculty and peers. A Wake Forest education is remarkably unrivaled in its dedication to teaching and to the understanding that learning flourishes when experts and scholars of the law can teach in a way that is deeply personal, approachable, and applicable to the professional experiences that happen outside the classroom.

All of these traditions inspire the uniquely warm and supportive character of the Wake Forest community. Though the academic rigor is challenging, a collegially competitive spirit thrives among Wake Forest Law students. As a relationship-driven community, there continues to be a strong recognition that a diversity of experiences and perspectives make us a better, stronger law school.

At the very heart of our mission is the profound purpose of developing successful citizen lawyers. Our graduates bring integrity, professionalism, intellect, and service to the legal profession, striving to leave the world better than they found it.


The faculty procession during Commencement
Carswell Hall under construction
The North Carolina Business Court at Wake Forest Law