Whether you’re looking to advance your career in your home country or beyond, you’ll be able to connect with the prestigious Wake Forest alumni network. As one of the oldest Master of Laws (LLM) programs for international attorneys in the country, our mission is to help foreign-trained lawyers and law graduates become experts in their area of practice. You’ll find our alumni are successful legal professionals and scholars specializing in various areas of law all over the world.
Our LLM program is founded on community, one where faculty and peers know who you are and call you by name. You’ll develop meaningful relationships during your course of study and graduate from Wake Forest University with global connections that last a lifetime.
Among the handbags and luggage, the sunglasses and luxury fashion-wear, there stands alone a brand-Louis Vuitton-that Shuya Wang (LLM ’08) is tasked to defend. As the in-house intellectual property legal counsel for Louis Vuitton Company Limited, Wang is responsible for protecting the integrity of the brand throughout all of China. Her path to this role began with a series of connections, connections that were sewn and stitched together by the very fabric of the Wake Forest community.
Frédéric Joly’s (LLM ’00) journey to senior legal counsel for Saint-Gobain Group in Paris, France started as a passion for other legal cultures and transformed into a year-long journey. For Joly, pairing culture with academic rigor led him to Wake Forest, and this path allowed him to make strong connections with professors while taking classes with JD students. Joly credits his Wake Forest diploma, American experience, and legal English skills for his strong career profile.
The dream to take his legal studies beyond the borders of Colombia had been something Mauricio Zuluaga (LLM ’13) had carried with him since graduating from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 2002. This dream, which would be realized 10 years later with his wife, Catalina Garzon (LLM ’13), by his side, would take both of them to the American South to a metropolitan city tucked in the outskirts of southern Appalachia.
Our program offers more than just the classroom experience. You’ll have easy access to several resources that will help you navigate the professional aspects of your education, some of which include: