Wake Forest University School of Law

1834 Wake Forest Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 | Google Map

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Founded 1894 | ABA Accredited 1936

Established in 1894, Wake Forest University School of Law provides a solid legal education in a small, personal atmosphere. Indeed, with a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 10 to 1 and around 500 students in total, classes are amongst the smallest in the nation. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, the school recently ranked among the top 40 law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

The curriculum at Wake Forest is designed to ensure that students learn how to think and act like a lawyer. First-year students engage in the traditional courses taught at most law schools throughout the nation. At Wake Forest, first-year students take most of their courses in small sections of approximately 40 students. Their legal writing classes are smaller, with only about 20 students in each section. In the second and third years, there are a few remaining requirements. Other than that, students are free to choose from a wide variety of courses, seminars, clinical experiences, moot court competitions and other academic opportunities. For those who wish to travel, Wake Forest’s three study abroad programs in London, England; Venice, Italy; and Vienna, Austria allow students to engage in the study of comparative and international law.

Wake Forest is also interested in preparing its students for the use of technology in the legal profession. For this reason, each student is required to have a laptop. Classrooms are technologically equipped and many professors routinely rely on the internet to facilitate learning outside of the classroom.


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