Wake Forest University Pre-Law

lawschoolThis site is designed to assist WFU students, alumni and others 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 often 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 also has a Master’s degree in Education.  She retired from Womble Carlyle after 22 years of practicing in the mass torts area (with a seven-year break during which she directed a paralegal program). Patty is also a North Carolina Superior Court Certified Mediator and is currently at Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton on a contract basis assisting with an antitrust case.  Recently, she completed an Interim Career Federal Clerkship with the Honorable Lena Mansori James.  Patty is married to an attorney and has two grown daughters.  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 Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons in the OPCD by appointment through the OPCD Handshake system or you may email her 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