Admissions

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Prospective law students receive insight into application process

Prospective law school students were given a glimpse into the admissions process at an “After You Submit” panel discussion on Feb. 7, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center.

Attendees in all stages of the application process received behind-the-scenes look from law admissions representatives from Wake Forest University, University of Tennessee, University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University.

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Assistant Dean of Admissions Jay Shively quoted in New York Times regarding law school admission process

Assistant Dean of Admissions Jay Shively is quoted in the following New York Times story, “More Law Degrees for Women, but Fewer Good Jobs,” by Elizabeth Olson and published on Nov. 30, 2016. This story also ran in ACQ Magazine and The Seattle Times.

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Sarah Oline joins Wake Forest Law as Assistant Director for Law Admissions

Sarah Oline joined Wake Forest Law Admissions and Financial Aid on Aug. 23, 2016, as Assistant Director for Law Admissions. In her new role, she will focus on recruiting prospective students.

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David Swenton (JD ’17) blogs about his positive start at Wake Forest Law

David Swenton (JD ’17) is a rising second-year student at the Wake Forest University School of Law. Swenton authors his own blog, Orange Perspectives, and gave the law school permission to re-publish this blog post titled, “It’s Been 1L of a Year,” about the positive experience, from a first-year law student point of view, he had at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

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Admissions Assistant Dean Jay Shively quoted in U.S. News and World Report about smart ways prospective law students should spend ‘gap year’

When college is in the rearview mirror and law school lies ahead, J.D. hopefuls can use the time in between to do a variety of things or nothing at all. Continue reading »

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Amber Featherstone joins Wake Forest Law as new director of International Programs

Amber Featherstone is no stranger to finding herself in a strange land. She spent two years living in Costa Rica recruiting teachers and traveling throughout South America, Europe and Asia. “Everything is so different, even things that we consider to be simple, everyday tasks can be done in completely unfamiliar ways,” she explains, adding that’s just one reason she can relate to the international students attending Wake Forest Law. “We don’t always think about how things that are common to us can seem so different to an international student or visitor.”

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Jay Shively, assistant dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, gives tips to prospective law students in U.S. News and World Report

Jay Shively, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at Wake Forest University School of Law, says he tells applicants in the story, “5 Tips for Current or Prospective Law School Students in a Difficult Economy,” to ignore law schools’ self-declared specializations, because many students change their minds about what kind of law they want to practice after graduation.

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Law school hosts Discover Law Day 2011 on Feb. 25

The Wake Forest University School of Law Admissions Office will host Discover Law Day 2011 beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

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Applications to WFU Law up 19 percent

Wake Forest University School of Law is reporting a significant increase in its number of applications for admissions to begin law school in the fall of 2009.

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WFU Law School to sponsor Discover Law Day on March 16

The Wake Forest Law School Admissions Office will host Discover Law Day on Monday, March 16, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Anyone with an interest in law school, including high school students, is encouraged to attend. Speakers will include law students, faculty and alumni.

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