Wake Forest Law School

Founded in 1894, Wake Forest School of Law is a nationally recognized academic community of 470 students and 40 teacher-scholars. Small by design, its programs produce astute and confident lawyers broadly educated in the skills, traditions, and ethics of practice. It offer three degree programs: the JD, the JD/MBA, and the LLM in American Law.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.wfu.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@wfu.edu
Location (Location) Winston-Salem, NC
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1894
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 40
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 161
Median GPA : 3.60
Acceptance Rate : 56%


Wake Forest Law School Admissions

Wake Forest Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 56% of its applicants. Comparatively, Wake is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 1989 1106 (55.61%) 140 (7.0%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.35 3.60 3.72
LSAT 157 161 162

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $42,738 N/A
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $20,772
Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $75

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Wake Forest Law School Community

Wake Forest Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Wake is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 41
  • Part Time : 21

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 33
  • # Minority Faculty : 7

RATIO

12.3 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Wake Forest Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Wake Forest University 1L section size is 7% larger than law schools in North Carolina and 1% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Wake Forest Law School: 147
North Carolina Average: 136
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 473
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 205
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 107
  • Law Journals : 172
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 3.4%
  • Second Year : 0.5%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Wake Forest Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Wake Forest University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 91% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 78.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 47.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 4.0%
  • North Carolina: 48%
  • District of Columbia: 6%
  • Maryland: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 78.7%
  • First Time Takers: 197
  • Average School: 82.0%
  • Average State: 71.8%
  • Pass Difference: 10.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • North Carolina : 69.1%
  • Passed : 78 of 100 (78.0%)
  • State Average : 71.8%
  • Difference : 8.9%