Wake Forest University Pre-Law

lawschoolThis Pre-Law program at Wake Forest is designed to assist WFU students and alumni in understanding:

• the pros and cons of attending law school and of embarking on a legal career;
• the mechanics of applying to law school;

• the best ways for Wake undergrads to prepare for law school; and
• how to get the information and advice you will need along the way.

You will have lots of homework to do as you consider a journey into the law. We hope you will visit this website and its links and set up appointments with the Pre-Law Adviser to stay as informed as you can be!

Pre-Law Adviser:

Patricia Fitzgerald Poole (Patty) is the Pre-Law Adviser for Wake Forest University. Patty graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law and has a Master’s degree in Education.  She has over 22 years of experience practicing law in the mass torts area and she served as outside counsel liaison to a Fortune 500 client.  Patty is also a North Carolina Superior Court Certified Mediator and completed a Federal Clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  She also has teaching and advising experience and has facilitated many staff and attorney training sessions at large law firms throughout the country.  Patty is married to a local attorney and has two adult daughters.   She has a passion for working with students and would love to meet you and help you explore your interests.

If you’re considering a career in law, we encourage you to meet with Patty so that you can develop a strategy that will maximize your chances of getting into the law school of your choice and that will give you a good understanding of what a legal education entails. Patty is generally available for personal meetings on Wednesdays in the OPCD by appointment. You can sign up for an appointment through the OPCD Handshake system or you may contact Patty at poolepf@wfu.edu.

We hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities available to pre-law students here at Wake, including the Pre-Law Society, the Mock Trial Team, the informal Law Student Mentoring Program, and many others. Upcoming pre-law events are listed in the calendar on this site.

Office of Academic Advising // Office of Personal and Career Development // Wake Forest University School of Law

Behind the Scenes Admissions Panel – Tuesday, February 12

by February 4, 2019
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Planning on going to law school? Want to score high on the LSAT?

by January 28, 2019

Wake Forest Pre-Law Advising and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT workshop on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Greene Hall, Room 233. All Wake Forest students are welcome to attend! The event will be conducted by Palmer Heenan, a veteran TestMasters instructor with an Read more »

US Attorneys Office 3/11/19

by November 16, 2018

Our October date was cancelled due to weather. If interested in participating this semester, it will take place on Monday, the first day of Spring break. Email Patty Poole for more information and attach your resume to pass along to the Assistant US Attorney.  

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