Wake Forest Law School has recently received an "A" rating for "Best Value" and "Best Law School Experience" for the 2017 Spring issue of the International Jurist, a magazine read by lawyers across the globe. Such recognition is no longer new to this premier university, which celebrates the 20th year of its LLM program this year. At 20, Wake Forest Law's Master of Laws program is one of America's longest running.
The LLM degree at Wake Forest Law is open to international students and lawyers who graduated from law in other countries and who want to elevate their knowledge about American law and its legal systems. The duration of the Master of Laws degree is one year if taken full-time. The time taken to complete the degree may be extended upon the approval of the school administration. Classes start every August for the fall semester. The main areas of focus are Business Law, Criminal Justice, and Health Law and Policy.
Wake Forest University was founded in 1834 and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Its law school is considered one of the top in the U.S. One of the reasons for the accolade it received is its dedicated academic staff and supportive mentoring program. The LLM program is quite selective with its applicants. The average class size is about 30 students with a ratio of 10 students to 1 lecturer. This ensures students' individualized learning experiences.
In line with its high admission standards, part of its requirement is an English proficiency of 100 for TOEFL or 7.0 for IELTS. Also considered is the applicant's professional and academic experience, his/her capacity to enhance the program's geographic and academic diversity and any letters of recommendation. Given that classes for 2017-2018 has started, current applicants will be considered for the LLM classes starting in 2018. Applications will be accepted starting 1 September 2017 through LSAC.