Where are they now?
Many of our graduates have gone on to have very successful careers after completing their Wake Forest LL.M. degree. To view career updates, see the class pages on left. Are you an LL.M. alumnus with a career or family update? Please let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
For more on what some of our alumni have to say about Wake Forest Law, see below:
Martin Rinscheid, Germany, LL.M.
Attorney, Frankfurt office of Taylor Wessing
I chose Wake because I did not want to be one anonymous LL.M. student among many. The smallness of the program and the fact of me being the only German lay the grounds for a complete integration into the law school community and interaction with American J.D. students. I roomed with two of the latter, studied and went to class with them, we played intramurals together and went out at night. Paired with the rigorous academics, I got the most out of it. The acceptance of Wake’s program in the professional world was demonstrated to me at the annual NYU job fair where employers were very much impressed by the concept of not hauling in tons of international students but instead making sure they integrate into the J.D. community.
Martin wrote an article for The Hearsay,Wake Forest University School of Law’s newspaper, about his experiences learning the U.S. common law system and studying in a different environment.
Victor Manzano: Mexico City, Mexico, LL.M.
Regional Counsel for Marketing, Nokia Mexico, and Labor Affairs (Latin America)
Being part of the LL.M. program at WFU School of Law has been one of the best academic and personal experiences in my life. Besides helping me to enhance my skills and aptitudes as an attorney, it gave me the opportunity to be taught by some of the finest law professors I have ever met. In addition, I shared this wonderful time with talented students from all around the world that turned the program into a challenging though formative experience.
It is almost unnecessary to say that all the Nokia officers that interviewed me were pleased not only because I am an LL.M., but particularly because I am a WFU School of Law graduate (lots of football enthusiasts here).
Shuya Wang, China, LL.M.
Junior Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Everything in Wake Forest is clean and clear, the air, the crystal sky and the beautiful sunshine. Whenever you meet people who have been to Wake Forest before, they will tell you that the Wake Forest campus is very beautiful. You can see it is true when you stroll on the campus, Wake Forest does stand up to its beautiful name. All of my experience in Wake Forest become good memories, and the friendliness of Wake Forest does make it less difficult for an international student like me to get through the cultural shock and the homesickness. They make Wake Forest a home for us, a new place where we are going to grow and succeed.
Judith S. Haensel, Germany, LL.M.
Associate, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
“Wake is great!” After having been at Wake for 1 ½ years now, I find this a great statement to describe Wake Law in a nutshell. Starting off as an LL.M. at Wake, the small, family-like atmosphere in and outside of the classroom enabled me to gain a broad overview of American law and the legal system. The hardworking academic community, coupled with the vibrant campus life, has given me the opportunity to study hard, but also become part of the law school community. Extracurricular activities such as being the LL.M. representative to the Student Bar Association, and an active volunteer for Women in Law have been rewarding experiences for me. If you are looking for an excellent education in a supportive and diverse environment as well as faculty and focus in many different areas of law, Wake Law is the right place for you!
Bader AlGhanem : Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, LL.M.
Counselor, Bureau of Experts, Council of Ministers
My LL.M. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law gave me an opportunity to learn about the American legal system. I was fascinated by the differences between the legal analysis in Saudi Arabia and the legal analysis in the United States. I am already using what I have learned at Wake Forest in my job. It’s made me more knowledgeable on important subjects. As a result, I progressed in my work and now hold the title of Counselor at the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers.
Severine Loew, Germany, LL.M.
Transaction Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions Team at Linklaters, Frankfurt Office
I am now working as transaction lawyer in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at the Frankfurt office of Linklaters, which is one of the largest British law firms with offices around the world. I am sure my LL.M. degree from Wake Forest help me secure that job.