A program that’s small by design

Find yourself where professors know who you are and will call you by name. As one of the oldest Master of Laws (LLM) programs for international attorneys in the country, you’ll find yourself immersed in a rigorous curriculum that has advanced the careers of many foreign-trained lawyers all over the world.

Whether you want to continue developing your general legal knowledge or specialize in an area of law, our LLM classroom incorporates JD students so that you can develop relationships and legal English proficiency as you study advanced legal theory. With comfortably sized classes, you’ll find yourself developing meaningful connections with peers, faculty, and alumni that last a lifetime.

Meet Our LLM Alumni

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  • 4+ specializations

    Obtain a certificate of specialization in an area of law that matters to you.

  • Small by design

    Experience highly individualized classes that allow you to closely collaborate with JD students.

  • Top 25 law school

    Attend a law school consistently ranked among the top law schools in the U.S.

  • 20+ years of LLM program

    Become a member of one of the longest-running LLM programs for international attorneys in the U.S.

  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio

    Benefit from an experience where professors know who you are and call you by name.

  • Alumni from 50 countries

    Join a truly global network of alumni practicing all over the world.

  • Nationally recognized

    Study at a University that is recognized for its excellence in academics and teaching.

  • Pro bono

    Get hands-on experience by contributing to pro bono initiatives.

  • State business court

    Witness the law at work by attending business court proceedings only steps away from the classroom.

For over 25 years, Wake Forest Law has welcomed international attorneys from around the world for a deeply personalized legal education, and we remain committed to continually expanding our diverse alumni network.

Our LLM Program

Take steps towards becoming an expert in your field. Our LLM program will help you advance your career whether you pursue our general curriculum or decide to specialize in an area of law that matters to you.


You’ll benefit from a rigorous curriculum that is taught by world-renowned faculty who will invest in you and your professional goals.

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Student Life

In the classroom, you and your classmates will work together in a collegial environment. But life outside of the classroom will be engaging as well.

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Career Outcomes

You’ll join an established alumni network that is comprised of successful legal professionals and scholars specializing in various areas of law.

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Meet us on the road or connect with us digitally. Whether you want to see us in person or take a virtual tour, learn more about your future at Wake Forest School of Law.

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Think Wake Forest School of Law is right for you and your future? Find yourself here by applying today.

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