Student Life

Life as a Demon Deacon

The law school experience is a big part of developing successful citizen lawyers. Wake Forest University School of Law boasts a collegial, tight-knit, and positive law school experience.

Community will be at the heart of your development, too. You’ll create strong professional relationships with peers, alumni, and our faculty, who will be intimately involved in your development regardless of where the learning takes place.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Our student organizations, journals, moot court, trial teams, and pro bono opportunities will complement your coursework and career goals. You’ll find yourself surrounded by opportunities to advance your legal knowledge through practical experience.

Student Organizations

With more than 30 student organizations, you will easily find a student organization where you fit in. Our organizations connect you to students with a common affinity or a shared legal interest. They are great ways to work with your fellow classmates while expanding your mind and resume.

Some examples include:

View the complete list of organizations to learn about these and other organizations.

Complete List of Student Organizations »


Law Journals

Write like a scholar. Stand out to employers. At Wake Forest School of Law, you’ll have the opportunity to complement complex legal study with our law journals. You’ll be able to contribute to legal scholarship while accelerating your professional development through legal research and writing, publishing, and organizing symposia.

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Events and Happenings

We’ve got a lot. Wake Forest School of Law hosts many events throughout the year to connect you with leading ideas and distinguished experts in the legal profession. Our numerous speaker series, fundraisers, and student-focused events will help you develop personal and professional relationships.

Beyond the Law School

Wake Forest School of Law is located on Wake Forest University’s beautiful Reynolda campus, which includes various student services, dining options, outdoor spaces, recreation opportunities, and special events for our law students to enjoy. Further, Winston-Salem is a growing city of opportunity where you’ll be able to unwind through a multitude of activities and entertainment happening only minutes away from campus.

Students bouldering on a rock climbing wall.
Student moving through lunch buffet line.

Student Dining

Wake Forest School of Law’s Legal Grounds Cafe is just one of many dining options on Wake Forest University’s campus. With local as well as more recognizable eateries, such as Chick-fil-A and Moe’s Southwest Grill, you’ll find that you’re never far away from convenient or healthy eating options.

Inside Wake Forest basketball arena.
Wait Chapel on Wake Forest University campus.
Winston-Salem skyline as dusk.