Japanese LL.M. alumni meet with WFU professors, students, and alumni in Tokyo

In the two decades that the LL.M. Program at Wake Forest University School of Law has existed, we have graduated a substantial number of Japanese students. Although the majority of our Japanese alumni live and work in or near Tokyo, it is difficult for them to find time to reunite and reminisce due to their busy legal and corporate careers. Continue reading »

LL.M. students visit Williams Mullen Law Firm in Raleigh to observe a U.S. law firm and to hear a discussion on international law

In March of 2008, the Wake Forest University School of Law LL.M. students visited Williams Mullen law firm andResearch Triangle Park (RTP) near Raleigh, NC. Invited by Mr. Mark Thomas, a Partner in the firm and a WFU J.D. alumnus, the LL.M. students met attorneys in the RTP office and other offices around the country. Williams Mullen is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast, with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and London. Continue reading »

Business Law Today

Business courts are not only found in the United States. They can be found around the globe, and not just in the predictable places. The legal heritage doesn’t seem to matter. Courts devoted to matters of business law have appeared–and are appearing–in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, in countries with common law systems and in those with civil law systems. The World Bank, in its 2007 Doing Business report, cited the creation of specialized courts as one of the most common reforms undertaken worldwide from 2005 to 2006. Business courts have been proposed and are under serious study in, among other places, the British Virgin Islands (as the commercial division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court), Peru, Pakistan, and India. Continue reading…

Global trends shape law schools’ approaches

As law firms become more global, so must law schools.

Officials with both the Wake Forest University School of Law and the Elon University School of Law say they know it’s crucial for their students to have a background in international law and are taking steps to expose them to different cultures and customs through classroom experiences, interactions with international students and study-abroad programs.Continue reading…