Posted: November 16th, 2017 | By: Lisa Snedeker
preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, has named Wake Forest School of Law among top law schools for business and corporate law for the second year in a row. The National Jurist and preLaw magazines also recently named Wake Forest School of Law among the Best Value law schools in their Fall 2017 issues.
Wake Forest School of Law received a grade of A- along with Stanford, Emory, Fordham and Boston 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 78 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 School of 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 School of Law became home to the newest North Carolina Business Court in January 2017, making it the only ranked law school to house such a working court. “With a Business Court at Wake Forest, our students will watch great legal minds tackle sophisticated business issues,” according to Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77).