A complete application to the Two-Year J.D. Program must include the following materials:
- Completed and Submitted Application via LSAC.
- Official LSAT score
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Your resume should list all universities you have attended, academic publications, and relevant extracurricular activities. Provide information about any honors, awards, and scholarships you may have received. You should also list any law or business-related professional experience you have, by providing your dates of employment, your employer, and the position you held.
- Personal Statement
In English, please explain your reasons for pursuing a Two-Year J.D. degree, including how you hope to use the degree after graduation. Please indicate all of your previous international experience, if any, and also opportunities you have had to learn and speak English. Include any particular interest you have in the Wake Forest School of Law Two-Year J.D. Program.
Submit a clear copy of your passport bio page with your documents via LSAC.
- Official Transcripts
You must submit transcripts from each university or college that you have attended. Transcripts must be in the language of the institution, as well as in English, and should explain the University’s grading system.
- One Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation, written in English or accompanied by an English translation, should come from persons identified as best suited to judge your academic ability and your ability to study successfully in the U.S. Please provide each of your references with the Letter of Recommendation Information and Waiver Form. At least one letters of recommendation must be submitted via LSAC, and any additional letters can be submitted directly by the reference to the law school if recommendations are in sealed envelopes and signed across the seal.
- Documentation of Financial Resources
We require evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your full course of study and living expenses while enrolled in the program. Financial documentation consists of two parts:
Certified Bank Statements - You (or your sponsor) must provide certified bank statements or other official financial support statements, which must be accompanied by a cover letter on the financial institution’s letterhead, verifying that you have or your sponsor has sufficient funds to provide for your full course of study and living expenses.
Sponsorship Letter(s) - If you have a scholarship, your sponsor must send us a letter affirming a commitment to provide funds for your studies and stating the amount of the scholarship. If your parents or other family members are your sponsors, they should be specific as to the amount they will be providing. You should submit a letter from them stating their commitment to financially support your education in the U.S. and specifying their relationship to you.
- English Language Proficiency Testing
All applicants must be proficient in English. If you are from a non-English speaking country or your native tongue is not English, you are required to submit either a TOEFL score or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. The exception is if you have a degree from an institution that teaches solely in English. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The minimum TOEFL score is 100 (internet-based), 250 (computer-based), or 600 (paper-based). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0. Please have your English proficiency test scores sent directly to LSAC. The institution code for TOEFL is 8395, and a code is not required for the IELTS.
You are encouraged to keep track of your application and completion status. You may do so through our Applicant Status Checker
Additional application materials, not submitted through LSAC, may be sent to the address below. If sending documents via express mail or courier, do not include “Box 7206″ in the address information.
Two-Year J.D. Admissions
Wake Forest University School of Law
Worrell Building Suite 2303
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109