Curricular Practical Training
Generally, the F-1 student visa regulations forbid you from accepting employment during the academic year of residence. Since the graduate law program requires intensive study and the daily class preparation is quite demanding, LL.M. candidates are expected to be full time students during their year of study.
In a limited number of situations LL.M. candidates have been permitted to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) related to their study for a few hours per week as authorized under applicable VISA regulations. CPT allows an F-1 student to pursue off-campus employment for a designated period of time with a specific employer. This employment must be deemed to be an integral part of your LL.M. studies. Wake Forest University also requires that you receive academic credit for participating in a period of training associated with the CPT program. For more information, go to the CPT page on the WFU Center for International Studies website.