Our Master of Laws (LLM) degree program is a one-year program of study primarily designed for international lawyers and students who hold a degree in law from their home countries and wish to enhance their study of law in the U.S.
LLM admission decisions are based on several factors, including academic credentials and professional experience, letters of recommendation, applicants’ English proficiency, and a candidate’s ability to enhance the academic and geographic diversity of the class.
Wake Forest School of Law employs a "rolling admissions" process, meaning applications are reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the admissions season. Candidates should submit their application and supporting materials as soon as possible.
Completed applications are reviewed between September 1 and June 1. We do our very best to provide you with a decision in a reasonable amount of time; however, while some applicants will receive an immediate decision, other applications may be held for further review.
You can apply through with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) (if registered) or directly to Wake Forest Law using the online application portal. Your application should include:
All deposits are non-refundable.
Please make checks payable to Wake Forest University and mail them to:
Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 890701
Charlotte, NC 28289-0701
*Please include your WFU Student ID number on the check.
Under U.S. immigration regulations, Wake Forest University can only issue a I-20 or a DS-2019 "Certificate of Eligibility" for students who have:
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