Admissions Deposit

A $500 non-refundable admissions deposit is required to hold your place in the class.  Your deposit must be received in the International Programs Office by the commitment date specified on your acceptance letter.

Course Registration

You can find instructions on how to register for your courses by following this link: http://registrar.law.wfu.edu/registration/

Please read all instructions thoroughly and be sure to register for any courses required for your chosen track. We encourage students to begin registering for classes before they arrive. Registration can be changed and many students alter their course selections during orientation. Choosing courses before arrival helps to begin the process of building your schedule.

Courses Offered and Fall/Spring Schedules:

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Jenny Hutcherson, Coordinator of International Programs & Enrollment at hutcheja@wfu.edu.

     *If you are interested in taking Contracts, please read: We are directing all LL.M. students towards the course titled 102-5 Contracts- LL.Ms with Professor Foy. This course is only offered during the spring semester and will be most beneficial to LL.M. students. Professor Foy is designing this course to emphasize the parts of contract law that will be unfamiliar to LL.Ms trained in the civil law. He is incorporating all of the important issues from Contracts I and II. Contracts for LL.Ms is a course designed for and taken by LL.Ms. You may take additional courses that deal with the subject of Contracts, such as Business Drafting and International Business Transactions.  Please use the links above to view course descriptions and schedules.

Faculty Advisors

Each incoming LL.M. student will receive an individual faculty advisor.  In our effort to select the professor who is the best match for your interests, there is some information we need from you. Your answers to these questions will assist us in finding the faculty member who will be most useful to you as an advisor.  If you have a preference of whom you would like to serve as your faculty advisor,  please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request. You may view our faculty profiles.

The answers that you provide are not binding and your election to take the thesis or the seminar paper track at this time can be changed.


Legal English Summer Program

The Legal English Summer Program is an intensive three-to-four week academic legal English program designed for incoming LL.M. students. This program is required for some students and optional for others. It is highly recommended to participate in this program if you wish to gain an in-depth preparation for your legal studies.

Visit these links below for more information:

WFU Identification Card

Wake Forest requires all students to have a student ID card, called the Deacon One Card. Once you have your WFU username and password, please upload a photograph of yourself for the Deacon OneCard Office at http://go.wfu.edu/submitphoto.  The photograph will be used for your student ID card (Deacon OneCard).  Please use a color photo with a clear shot of your face. Be sure that you are the only person in the photo and that you are not wearing a hat or sunglasses.  You will receive your Deacon OneCard at orientation.


You should have received an email from university IT to set up your Wake Forest University username and email address. This will allow you to set up your university accounts such as your email and your student Deacon Electronic Account Center (DEAC) where you will pay your tuition and fees.  If you failed to complete this set-up, please email help@wfu.edu to have your information resent. We will begin using your wfu.edu email account exclusively for important information starting July 15, so it is important that you are using that address by then.

Computing Requirements

All students enrolled in the LL.M. program must have a laptop computer that meets the requirements described on this web page.