Judicial Observation Program
Wake Forest School of Law is one of only a few law schools in the nation to participate in the Judicial Observation Program for International Law Students, Lawyers, and Judges. This is a project sanctioned by the Federal U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations. Participating students will be matched with a U.S. federal judge for 4 to 6 weeks during the summer or fall after graduating from the LLM program.
Students will have an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of both the civil and criminal litigation process in the United States. This experience allows students to observe and analyze actions of practitioners and judges, apply practical lawyering skills and legal principles, and develop advanced legal research and writing skills.
The Wake Forest LLM Program has also matched students in a judicial observation program with the Presiding Judge on the North Carolina Business Court for a similar judicial observation experience of varying periods of time.