International Graduate Programs

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Student Profile: Abdulla ‘Abe’ Husain (LL.M. ’17)

After hearing about Wake Forest Law’s strong ranking and reputation from a professor at University of Bahrain, Abdulla Husain (LL.M. ’17) knew it was the ideal place for him to pursue an LL.M.

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Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program featured in International Jurist

Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. degree program was featured in the summer issue of the International Jurist as one of the best LL.M. programs in the U.S. in terms of law school experience.

The International Jurist named Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, which is one of the longest running in the U.S., as one of the top 14 LL.M. programs in the category.  The programs were selected based on the ability to help students receive hands-on training, collaborate with U.S. students, participate in extracurricular activities and more.

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Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzelli (SJD ’16) presents dissertation on sustainability and indigenous populations

Dr. Aaron Oyarce Yuzzelli (SJD ’16) of Peru recently presented his Scientiae Juridicae Doctor (SJD) dissertation to faculty, staff and classmates, entitled, “Sustainability and Indigenous Populations: Yaneshos Amueshos Ashaninkas of Peru and Sioux of the United States.”

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Danya Bin Mahaysin, SJD, Presents Dissertation on Saudi Arabian Adoption of CEDAW

In a very short time, Danya Bin Mahaysin will hold the distinction of being the first woman to graduate from the relatively young SJD program at Wake Forest Law. Recently, Bin Mahaysin successfully defended her dissertation to her faculty advising committee, which included Professor Barbara Lentz and Professor Rebecca Morrow, and then presented her research and findings to faculty, staff, and fellow classmates.

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From Wake Forest Law to New York City: Sarah Turner (LLM ’15)

Sarah Turner (LLM ’15) of Norwich, United Kingdom, knew when deciding on an LL.M. program that she wanted a unique experience in a supportive environment. Her adviser at the University of East Anglia encouraged her to consider Wake Forest Law because of its small class sizes and its reputation for rigorous academics. Turner is happy she took that advice. “After spending a year at Wake Forest, I consider my initial application to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.

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Ryo Kawamura (‘99) Recounts His Positive Experiences as an LL.M. at Wake Forest Law School

 Ryo Kawamura (LL.M. ’99), first Japanese graduate of Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, is now senior legal adviser for Ube Industries, Ltd., an international manufacturing and technology corporation. Most recently, Kawamura facilitated negotiations for the acquisition of subsidiary Advanced Electrolyte Technologies LLC, a joint venture company of UBE and Dow Chemical.

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Student Profile: Samya Abou Sharif (LLM ’16)

Samya Abou Sharif (LLM ’16) has known adversity from an early age. She was only 5 years old when her father died, which lead to difficult times for the family. At that young age, though she was a far from deciding what she would do in life, she observed the lawyers who worked with her family to settle her father’s business and personal affairs.

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New Two-Year JD for International Lawyers degree featured in LLM Guide

Wake Forest Law’s new Two-Year JD for International Lawyers is featured in the international LLM Guide here. An excerpt from the original story follows.

Julia de la Parra, a lawyer from Argentina, received her J.D. in Buenos Aires in 2008, spent four and a half years working there, then completed an LL.M. at Northwestern University and assumed an associated professional job at a North Carolina law firm. Continue reading »

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Alumni Profile: Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15)

When Nidia Mercedes (LLM ‘15) talks about her career path beginning in the Dominican Republic, her passion for law and Wake Forest University shines. Continue reading »

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Student Profile: Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16)

As a girl growing up in Kosovo, Arijana Shajkovci (LLM ’16) often found herself in front of a television set watching the American series, “L.A. Law.” Continue reading »