Making An Impact

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Serving our local and state communities is a big part of who we are — it is integral to our vision and mission.

A deep and intentional focus on collaborative teaching and doing allow our students and faculty to inspire change in a way that swiftly and positively impacts our neighborhoods in Winston-Salem and throughout the state of North Carolina.

The Wake Forest Pro Bono Project reflects this value as it responds to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s newest project allows North Carolinians to ask questions and get researched answers about unemployment insurance and federal supplements.

“The COVID-19 economic fallout has led to a tsunami of unemployment filings and the system is overwhelmed,” said Wake Forest Law Dean Jane Aiken. “We are so pleased our school’s Pro Bono Program can help provide free legal guidance to North Carolinians affected by the pandemic.”

Students and faculty are already working together to make an immediate impact in the community. As North Carolinians get the information they need to navigate unemployment, this project allows our students to learn the skills they’ll need to become effective and compassionate lawyers.

Details for Our Neighbors

  • This is a short-term limited legal services project
  • This project is offered free of charge to assist individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Volunteer law students work under the supervision of faculty members
  • Services are limited in scope to basic consultation

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