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. 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

LSAT Workshop 1-21-20 6:00-7:30pm CARS 101

by January 17, 2020

Have questions about the LSAT?  Hear from LSAT tutor and Wake Alumni, Anna Stubblefield. This talk is designed to help students gain insight into the test itself, the admissions process, and to better understand how the LSAT relates to law, business, healthcare, financial planning, and the arts. This talk is Read more »

Navigating the Law School Admissions Process

by September 9, 2019

Navigating the Law School Admissions ProcessTuesday, September 24, 2019 6:30 pm Wake Forest School of Law Winston-Salem, NCPresented by: Jay Shively, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid   RSVP

AccessLex – Law School Financial Planning Workshop

by September 6, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019- 4:00 Greene 308 How much my law degree will cost How much of that I should borrow How I will pay it back What free Pre-Law Products and Services Are Available