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Wake Forest University School of Law

Wake Forest University School of Law

+1 336-758-5430

1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Wake Forest University School of Law was founded in 1894 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This private university has an acceptance rate of 31.27%. Students in the program have a median GRE score of 317, a median LSAT score of 163 and a median GPA of 3.68. 28% of the student body are minorities and 54% are women. Prospective students may submit LSAT or GRE scores as a part of their application.

To enter the program in fall of 2021 there were 1,925 applicants, 597 prospective students were accepted, and 167 new students enrolled. Students represent 94 undergraduate institutions and 31 states.

Tuition is $51,000 at Wake Forest University School of Law and all students are automatically considered for scholarships. Over half of all students receive some form of scholarship. Wake Forest also offers the Yellow Ribbon Program and accepts the GI Bill for veteran students.

Wake Forest University School of Law offers four certificates students can earn while completing their JD. These are a Workplace Legal Fundamentals Certificate, a Business Law & Compliance Certificate, a Health Law & Policy Certificate, and a Human Resources Certificate. Additionally, joint degrees are offered in divinity, sustainability, bioethics and religious studies. Students may also pursue a concurrent MBA.

Simulation courses, field placements, and legal clinics allow students to get real-world experiences while working on their JD. Classes on campus have a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio. This small class size is intentional and allows for a special collegial learning environment at the school.

There are more than 30 student organizations on campus including student competitions like National Trial Team and moot court as well as social interest groups, legal interest groups, and student government.

The city of Winston-Salem offers many restaurants, museums, sports events, greenways, shops, and art galleries to explore. There are also many legal offices students can work with while in school.

Many students engage in pro bono work at Wake Forest University School of Law. During 2020-2021, 9,193 hours of pro bono work were completed by students, aiding those in the community. Students have worked for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations, and private practices.

An impressive 99.42% of graduates are employed within ten months of earning their JD. Most graduates work in North Carolina, Washington DC, or Florida. 6 students from the class of 2021 work in a federal clerkship and 6 work in a state, local, or territorial level. 21 work in business or industry, 16 work in government, and 5 work in public interest. Students earn a median salary of .

95.36% of those who sat for the bar exam, pass the test withing two years of graduation. From the class of 2021, 150 are employed in a position where bar passage is required and 17 are employed in a position where a JD is an advantage. 75 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 40 are employed in large law firms (251 or more).

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3 Years

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    • Minority students: 28%
    • Women: 54%
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    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 95.36%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 75
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 40
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