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Ibonne Moscoso (LL.M. ’17) profiled in National Jurist’s LL.M. program guide

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Ibonne Moscoso (LLM ’17) was featured in the fall 2016 issue of the National Jurist.  Moscoso is one of several international students profiled in the article, “Guide to LL.M. Programs for Foreign Attorneys,” by Katie Thisdell.  The article begins on page 28 and features Moscoso on page 36.

Prior to attending Wake Forest Law, Moscoso, a Peru-native, earned her LL.B. and professional degree in law from the University of Applied Sciences of Peru, during which she was an assistant teacher and published several legal articles.

After graduation, she worked for three years as a Court of Consumer Protection lawyer in the National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property, a specialized public agency that promotes a culture of fair and honest competition in the Peruvian economy, according to its website.

Looking to study in the U.S. and improve her English, Moscoso applied to Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program.  She credits small, diverse classes; access to professors and JD students; opportunity to take extra classes, as well as quality service during the application process, in determining her choice.

“The LL.M. program at WFU has surpassed my expectations,” said Moscoso, who will graduate in May 2017.  ”I am lucky to be part of such a diverse class.”

Students from Moscoso’s LL.M. class hail from Brazil, China, Japan, Kosovo, Poland, Saudi Arabia, India and other countries.

“They are all great people and open to sharing their own past experiences,” she said.

Moscoso has also studied alongside and interacted with JD students, including various student organizations.

“I have enrolled in organizations for volunteering, discussion sessions, pro bono projects and sport and dance clubs,” Moscoso told the National Jurist.  ”This has made me feel more comfortable with this new environment, since I am always making new friends and constantly improving my English.”

According to Moscoso, it would be difficult to gain the same experience she did at Wake Forest Law had she continued her studies in Peru.  Now, she plans to return to Peru in the field of consumer protection and public policy.  Having learned a new legal system and practice of law, she believes she has increased her employability and professional value.

“I want to exhibit my full potential and capacity as lawyer and bring back home all my expertise and inspire others to follow their dreams. “