preLaw magazine names Wake Forest Law among top for business, corporate law

Graphic image of Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel in gold, white, gray, and black with the text, 'A preLaw Top Law School for Business & Corporate Law'

preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest Law among top law schools for business and corporate law.

The magazine writes, “More schools offer concentrations in business and corporate law than any other specialty. Students interested in specializing in business, corporate and banking law have over 150 choices. We give you the four with perfect scores and rankings of the top 67.”

Wake Forest Law received a grade of A- along with Duke, Emory, George Washington and Stanford universities, among others.

preLaw magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The score was weighted as follows:  30 percent for concentration, 24 percent for a clinic, 12 percent for a center, 12 percent for an externships, 9 percent for a journal, 8 percent for a student group and 5 percent for a certificate.

An “A” represents a score of 90 percent or higher, and “A-” represents a score of 89 to 75 percent.

Professor Omari Simmons founded the law school’s Business Law Program in 2015 and the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) publishes one of the top legal blogs,  according to The Expert Institute.

The Business Law Program at Wake Forest Law is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice. The program targets four core areas: academic enrichment, professional development and ethics, experiential learning and dual degrees. The program engages students, faculty, alumni, practitioners and the broader community in an important dialogue on emerging business law issues.

Wake Forest Law will become home to the newest North Carolina Business Court in January 2017, according to Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77). “With a Business Court at Wake Forest, our students will watch great legal minds tackle sophisticated business issues,” she said.