Posted: February 6th, 2015 | By: Rachel Wallen
The National Jurist magazine has listed Wake Forest Law among 86 law schools considered the best for practical training in its March 2015 issue. The highest weight, 30 percent, was placed on the number of students participating in clinics. Wake Forest Law offers a seven clinics for students, including clinics in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, child advocacy and elder law. Externships, which Wake Forest Law offers throughout the Carolinas and Washington, D.C., among others, were weighted at 25 percent.
“As practical training moves from a buzzword into actual practice, more law schools are delivering on their promise to prepare graduates to hit the ground running,” The National Jurist writes.
Schools are ranked based on the number of full-time students who participate in simulation courses, externships and clinics. This year, the study also examined student participation in interscholastic skills competitions, such as moot court tournaments. Schools were also awarded extra points for pro bono work. Wake Forest Law has an active Pro Bono Project, with students completing projects ranging from advance directives to criminal law to writing wills.