Requirements for the LLM Degree
A student must successfully complete two semesters of study in residence and earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in 24 semester hours of coursework to earn an LLM degree from Wake Forest.
At least one of an LLM student’s courses must be part of the Law school’s first-year curriculum and include the required Legal Writing for International Lawyers course which incorporates an introduction to the law library and to computer assisted legal research. All LLM students must enroll in the two-hour Introduction to American Law course that begins in the fall semester and continues through the spring semester. This required two-hour course is taught by members of the law faculty and provides an overview of the American legal system and basic legal methodology. During the academic year, all LLM students must elect to pursue either a thesis option or a seminar paper writing option. LLM students attend classes with American JD students.
Elective courses may include any other JD Course. With permission, courses may be taken from an approved list of graduate courses elsewhere in the University, including the Babcock Graduate School of Management.