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Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The School of Law at Wake Forest University has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Wake Forest University is $65. Its tuition is full-time: $39,920 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 10.6:1. The School of Law at Wake Forest University has 62 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
First year law students at the Wake Forest University School of Law learn in sections with 40 other peers and have access to the Academic Success Program, which helps new students study more effectively. The second and third year of courses are mostly electives. Wake Forest University law students have several options to complete dual degrees, including a J.D./M.A. in Bioethics through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a J.D./M.B.A. via the Babcock Graduate School of Business, and a J.D./M.Div. (master of divinity) through the School of Divinity.
The school runs more than five clinics that expose students to law practices including elder law, child advocacy, and litigation of civil and criminal law. Students can also get involved in more than 30 student organizations, as well as three legal journals: the Wake Forest Law Review, the Intellectual Property Law Journal, and the Journal of Law and Policy. For an experience outside of Winston Salem, N.C., Wake Forest School of Law also offers a Metropolitan Externship semester in Washington, D.C., as well as resident study abroad programs in London, Venice, and Vienna.
Notable alumni of the Wake Forest University School of Law include Christopher Barron, cofounder of GOProud, an organization that represents gay conservatives, and Reid Hunter, a music lawyer who has represented artists such as John Mayer and The Fray.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$65|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(336) 758-5437|
|Full- and part-time faculty||62|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||157|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $39,920 per year
|Room and board||$9,450|
|Employed at graduation 2||39.9%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$85,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,450|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||422,359|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data