Wake Forest University School of Law

Wake Forest University School of Law

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Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, takes a student-centered approach to legal education, according to Dean Blake Morant.

“Students have the opportunity to interact with faculty outside of class,” he said. “We look at ourselves as a community which distinguishes us from many schools around the country.”

Classes are small and the ratio of students to faculty is very low — 9.5-to-1 — the lowest among Carolina law schools. The school rates highly in national rankings. But as a private school, it has higher tuition costs than most Carolina schools. For 2013-14, tuition will rise to $44,000.

The school recruits nationwide and traditionally has had many applicants from the East Coast. But recently, Wake Forest University has begun drawing more students from other parts of the nation, especially from Texas, California and the Northwest.

The school prides itself on teaching the rules of law, but also on emphasizing ethics and ethical behavior. Wake Forest University has several school-run clinics as well as three student-run law journals.

The job market remains competitive, Morant said, but the school is trying to help students by encouraging them to be entrepreneurial.

Published Spring 2013

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75th Percentile1623.7
25th Percentile1563.35
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$25000
Percent receiving grants88.30%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 92.70%
NJ Employment86.9
Bar Passage83.20%
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