Law School Spotlight: Wake Forest University School of Law

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    Wake Forest University School of Law (commonly known as WFU Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Wake Forest University School of Law, established in 1894, is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is a member of the AALS and is ABA-approved. In 1998, the law school was awarded a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national honorary society.

    Wake Forest offers students a solid and personalized legal education. Class sizes are smaller than in virtually any other law school in the nation, with approximately 40 students in each first-year section and about 20 students in first-year legal writing sections.

    Faculty members are nationally renowned teachers and scholars. The director of trial advocacy was awarded the Roscoe Pound Foundation's Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy, and Wake Forest has also received the prestigious Emil Gumpert Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers for its outstanding trial advocacy program. Faculty chairs are held by six of the nation's most respected authorities in the areas of administrative law, commercial law, sports and entertainment law, constitutional law, torts and product liability, and health care law and policy.

    Wake Forest law school embraces seven principal commitments: (1) to maintain a school of the right size that begins with a first-year class of approximately 160 students composed of four sections of about 40 students each; (2) to develop and retain a faculty strong in teaching, experience, and current scholarly writing; (3) to assure that students are taught substantive law, legal research, and writing through the maximum use of leading-edge technology; (4) to continue the school's emphasis on dispute resolution and litigation skills through instruction, competition, and clinical practice; (5) to build a bridge between law and management communities through an enhanced curriculum, the sharing of resources, and collaborative instruction; (6) to seek to provide career opportunities for our students and graduates that match their potential; and (7) to teach the transcendence of ethics and to inculcate in graduates the importance of doing good while doing well throughout their professional lives.

    Wake Forest University School of Law

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Suburban, small city

    Size: 487 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 165 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 9.5 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 33.6% (1,002 of 2,984 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $37,230 (full-time)

    Cost of living (single student): $19,100

    Address: Box 7206, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
    Phone: 336.758.5437
    Twitter accounts: @WFULawSchool
    Facebook: Wake Forest Law University School of Law
    Blog: None

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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