Today’s featured law school is Wake Forest University School of Law. During the program you will hear from the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Suzanne Reynolds, and 2011 WFU Law graduate Allison Smith.
The U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest Law 39th in its most recent law school rankings. The school currently has a full-time enrollment of 480 students. Tuition for 2010-2011 is around $37,000 for both in and out-of-state students. In 2010, Wake Forest Law had a 33% acceptance rate. For the incoming class of 2013, the median LSAT score was 162 and the median GPA was 3.4.
Dean Reynolds explains that it is the school’s allegiance to the student experience that sets WFU Law apart. This commitment, she says, is enhanced by the small section sizes—in fact, first-year sections are no bigger than 40 students. She also speaks about the importance of having helpful and involved mentors during a student’s law school years, and says that this is something that Wake Forest does very well. Dean Reynolds recommends that students interested in applying to Wake Forest Law consider not only visiting the school, but also make sure to ask questions of any student they see during their visit.
Our WFU Law student perspective comes from 2011 graduate and past Student Bar Association president Allison Smith. Smith talks about the small size of the student body and how it is students all know and look out for each other because of it. She also compliments the school’s student life program and talks about how it allows students to interact with everyone from their law school friends to other students on the WFU campus. Smith’s concludes by stating that the level of caring exhibited by WFU Law’s faculty and administration is extremely beneficial to students, and says the supportive environment at the law school can, and does, extends a welcoming hand to all potential students.