The Law School actively seeks alumni to volunteer in a variety of ways including judging trial teams, mentoring students, serving on reunion committees, and many other roles. Be part of the Wake Forest network of alumni who build social and professional connections by being an active volunteer and staying in touch.

Volunteer Judges Needed for Moot Court Arguments

The law school is looking for volunteers to judge Moot Court oral arguments. Alumni are needed each year to judge nine teams that compete nationally. In addition, the Moot Court holds two intramural competitions each year, one for 1L’s in the spring and another for 2L’s in the fall. As a result, the law school needs more than 200 volunteer judges each year to judge the practice arguments of the traveling teams and the playoff rounds of the intramural competitions.

Each argument lasts about an hour, followed by feedback from the judges. Moot Court students consistently report that being judged by practitioners like you is the best preparation for their competitions.

If you would be interested in volunteering to serve as a judge, whether or not you have done so in the past, please contact Professor John Korzen to be added to the new database of law school volunteers. A student from Moot Court will be in touch with you about judging at a time convenient to you.

Alumni Mentoring Program for Students

In the fall of 2008, the law school began its first-ever mentoring program. Alumni from across the country were paired with 1L students to help them adjust to law school and better prepare for a career in law or in any profession. This support from our graduates not only helps students make better career choices, it builds life-long connections between the students, alumni, and the Wake Forest School of Law.

The mentors are asked to communicate with the student by email with the goal to include support for the following:

  1. Career development opportunities
  2. Law School navigation support
  3. Encouragement to take responsibility for their own success
  4. Long-term relationship with Wake Forest law school
  5. Development of Professionalism and what it means to be in the legal profession.

Role and Responsibilities of Mentor

  • Offer support and encouragement
  • Provide employment advising
  • Assist with law school acclimatization
  • Support life balance issues
  • Refer curriculum choices to faculty advisors
  • Encourage involvement in various law school opportunities including:
    • Summer programs abroad
    • Conversations with program
    • Moot court teams

To volunteer to become a mentor please complete this form. For more information, please contact Megan Ratley, Assistant Director for Law Alumni Engagement at ratleyml@wfu.edu or call 336-758-3478.

Reunion Committee Volunteers

If you would like to be part of your reunion committee and help plan your class events in the future, please contact Megan Ratley at ratleyml@wfu.edu or call 336-758-3478.