JD Program

We graduate broadly educated lawyers, well qualified to join a range of legal practices. Our graduates have an unusual breadth and depth of legal knowledge, plus exceptional skills that make increased specialization possible as their careers develop.

First-Year Requirements

Second- & Third-Year Requirements

Graduation requirements include a minimumĀ 90 semester hours of study, with a cumulative weighted grade-point average of at least 73 on a 100-point scale. Beginning with the Class of 2019, the minimum GPA will be 2.33 to be considered in good standing.

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with ABA Standards, Wake Forest Law has established that graduates of the Wake Forest Law JD program will:

a) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core areas of substantive and procedural law;

b) demonstrate competence in legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, and problem-solving;

c) demonstrate competence in written and oral communication in the legal context;

d) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system;

e) demonstrate professional skills needed for effective participation in the legal profession; and

f) demonstrate an understanding of the value of civic engagement in their professional life,

consistent with the Wake Forest University motto, Pro Humanitate.