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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:

Student Governance

  • Student Bar Association
  • Honor Council

Competition Teams

  • Moot Court
  • National Trial Team

Legal Interest Groups

  • Business Law Society
  • Environmental Law
    Society
  • Immigration Law
    Society
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Social Interest Groups

  • Black Law Student Association
  • Latinx Law Students Association
  • Public Interest Law Organization
  • Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization
  • OUTLaw

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

Complete List of Student Organizations »

Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono Project will help you connect to the community through service. The Pro Bono Project allows students to assist organizations that provide legal information to underserved members of our community. Through the Pro Bono Project, you'll learn through acts of service from day one.

Our Projects:

  • Expungements
  • Healthcare Advocacy
  • Immigration
  • Know Your Rights
  • Lawyer On The Line
  • Prison Letters
  • Teen Court
  • Income Tax Assistance
  • Wills

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.

Learn More »


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.

Student attending an event at the law school.
Professor Virgil as auctioneer during PILO auction.
Guest speaker during commencement exercises.

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.

Health and Wellness

Wake Forest University offers newly renovated campus recreation facilities and programs. Whether you’re interested in rock climbing in our state-of-the-art fitness facility, getting away from your books on our jogging trails, or competing with friends in a match of sand volleyball, you’ll find there are plenty of campus resources to help you balance your work with recreation.

Below is a list of some other university resources available to all law students.

  • University Counseling Center
  • University Student Health Services
  • University Learning Assistance Center
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Office of Wellbeing
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.

Athletics

Cheer on the Demon Deacons! As a law student, you can attend Division I athletics, featuring teams in the competitive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Wait Chapel on Wake Forest University campus.

Wake Forest University

Who we are. Discover the Wake Forest University community and its traditions.

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Winston-Salem skyline as dusk.

Winston-Salem

Where art and innovation meet. Learn more about life in North Carolina’s Piedmont.

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