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Law school to host first International Graduate Programs Reunion Nov. 9-10

Forrest Fu ('10)

Forrest Fu ('10), one of the first to ever receive LLM and JD degrees from Wake Forest law school, puts knowledge of his native China to work for Kilpatrick Townsend.

The Wake Forest School of Law will host its first International Graduate Programs Reunion on Nov. 9 – 11 in Winston-Salem.  WFU LL.M. alumni, current students and S.J.D. candidates along with former Visiting International Researchers will be in attendance with their families.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in American Law is a one-year program of study for international students and practicing lawyers who have law degrees from their home countries and who wish to enhance their legal careers by studying the laws of the United States.

Since the program’s inception in 1996, WFU Law has enrolled 210 international students and lawyers from 39 countries.

Nineteen alumni from Bolivia, China, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Switzerland will be returning to Winston-Salem.  The program’s alumni include prominent private attorneys, judges, government officials, in-house attorneys, general counsels and SJD candidates.

One of the notable attendees is LL.M. alumna Wiebke Holzapfel (’03).  She is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Frankfurt, Germany.  Chen Fan Fu, a 2008 LL.M. and 2010 J.D. alumnus from China, is Corporate Counsel in the Shanghai office of Lowe’s Home Improvement.  LL.M. alumnus Manuel Moctezuma (’04 ) is a partner at Chalela, Enriquez, y Moctezuma S.C. in Mexico City, Mexico.  As an active alumnus, Moctezuma will be speaking about how his LL.M. degree from WFU has impacted his life professionally during the reunion symposium.

More information about the upcoming reunion can be found here.