Overview

Experience will shape your education from the very beginning. Our experiential learning opportunities provide a number of options to put legal theory and doctrine into action through simulation courses, legal clinics, and field placements.

From simulation courses that teach the lawyering skills you'll use as a practicing attorney and put them into practice using hypothetical cases in the classroom and our mock courtrooms. To immersion programs where you can spend a semester working in real-world live-client jobs to hone your skills. You will have opportunities to get practical experience before you graduate.

Legal Services

Wake Forest University School of Law provides free legal services to eligible clients seeking assistance in a variety of practice areas.

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Legal Clinics

Legal clinics provide an opportunity to hone your craft, working directly to advise or represent real clients under the supervision of a faculty member. Participation in a clinic takes place in conjunction with other traditional academic courses.

Field Placements

Field placements allow you to work directly with real clients in a real-world setting. You can sharpen your skills working under the supervision of licensed attorney. Participation in a field placement takes place in conjunction with other traditional academic courses.

Geneva Externship

You will be working in governmental or non-profit organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is the location of a large number of international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, and of many civil society organizations that focus on international issues.

Judicial Externship

You will work with judges in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. You will spend time in court with your mentoring judge as well as researching and writing.