The Wake Forest Law LL.M. degree program is designed primarily for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home countries and desire to enhance their legal careers by studying the laws of the United States.
Program features include:
- A one year, full time course of study starting in the fall semester. Students may elect to extend their course of study for longer than a year with approval.
- A course of study that encourages students to pursue their individual interests through research and coursework.
- A supportive mentoring program that includes both J.D.’s and the talents of Wake’s dedicated faculty. Wake Forest Law has offered strong international programs for over a decade and many faculty members are experts in international legal issues.
The LL.M. program at Wake Forest University School of Law has a long-standing tradition for preparing its graduates for significant leadership roles. Its alumni include prominent private attorneys, judges, government officials, in-house attorneys, general counsels, and S.J.D. candidates. Graduates typically return to their home countries to resume or advance their legal careers in corporate law, public policy, litigation, public service, investment banking, and a wide range of other specialties related to international law.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Wake Forest Law offers a limited number of merit based scholarships for international applicants. All applicants are considered for these awards on the basis of their academic credentials, professional experience and English abilities and no additional application form is required. Typically, these awards only cover a portion of the tuition costs so an additional source of funding is required.
An applicant in need of additional financial assistance should begin exploring possible scholarships, grants, and educational loans well in advance of his/her planned entrance into the LL.M. program. For a list of organizations that offer scholarships and grants to international students in the U.S., please see our list of external International Scholarships.
For more information, please contact us.