For more than 20 years, Wake Forest School of Law has offered degree programs to students and researchers from all over the world. Our academic and degree programs allow international students to cultivate their knowledge and expertise in a community rich with opportunities for connecting with peers and world-renowned faculty.
The LLM degree program is designed for foreign-trained attorneys who want to advance their career through intensive legal study in the U.S. Students can pursue a general course of study or craft their own by selecting courses that align with a preferred specialty.
The SJD degree program is a highly selective, non-course directed program designed for LLM-degree holders who want to conduct scholarly research for the purpose of producing a publishable dissertation that uniquely contributes to a specific area of law.
The Two-Year JD is offered to international lawyers who received their legal education outside the U.S. Students are integrated into Wake Forest’s standard JD curriculum and can transfer up to 30 hours of credit from previous legal studies toward their JD degree.
Wake Forest School of Law also offers the following academic, non-degree programs for international lawyers:
The Visiting International Student program provides students currently enrolled in a degree program in law at an international partner university the opportunity to pursue for-credit coursework at Wake Forest School of Law for up to two semesters.
The VIR program provides international lawyers and legal scholars the opportunity to pursue legal studies and research at Wake Forest School of Law for up to one year.
If you have any questions about our academic or degree programs, our Admissions Office staff would love to talk to you. Whether you prefer a telephone call or a video conference, we want to answer your questions so you can pursue the ideal program for you and your career.
Wake Forest School of Law offers for-credit study abroad opportunities in London, Venice, and Vienna. Each program provides a comparative view of U.S. law with that of the host country.