Posted: March 18th, 2015
Beginning in August 2015, the Wake Forest University School of Law will offer an American Bar Association-approved Two-Year Juris Doctor (J.D.) for International Lawyers degree. Wake Forest is the first law school in the state of North Carolina to offer this degree, which is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside of the United States who are interested in gaining expertise in American law.
Graduates are eligible to take any state bar exam along with all other J.D. graduates. Admitted foreign law graduates receive one year of law school credit based on their legal education in their home countries.
Associate Dean of International Affairs Richard Schneider says, “Wake Forest Law recognizes that while many foreign law graduates come to the U.S. to earn an LL.M. degree, some foreign law graduates, however, want to come to the U.S. to earn a J.D. degree. They might consider a J.D. degree to be essential for their home law job market, or they may have ideas of staying in the United States to practice law.”
Interim Dean of Wake Forest Law Suzanne Reynolds praises the new degree opportunity. “Since every lawyer’s experience is increasingly global, the presence of more international J.D. students at Wake Forest enhances the study of law for everyone at our school.”
Wake Forest University School of Law is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in southeastern United States.
Visit the website for admissions requirements and details at http://twoyearjd.law.wfu.edu/. Wake Forest Law’s International Programs include the Two-Year J.D. for International Lawyers, LL.M., S.J.D., Visiting International Researcher, and Study Abroad programs in London, Venice, Vienna, and Nicaragua.
The Wake Forest University School of Law offers the following degrees: the JD, the Two-Year JD for International Lawyers, the JD/MDiv, the JD/MA in Religion, the JD/MA in Bioethics, the Master of Studies in Law, the Master of Laws in American Law, the SJD and the JD/MBA in conjunction with the university’s School of Business.