The Carolina Externship Program is available to rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls and consists of both practical and classroom components. The program has been designed with a high degree of flexibility to accommodate student interest and the availability of quality placements. Placements include: general counsel offices of publicly traded companies; private law firms; government counsel offices; public interest organizations; and other organizations whose needs match those of students in the program. The classroom component consists of a 2-hour mandatory seminar session each week of the program’s official dates. Students may participate in person at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center or connect virtually, depending on their placement location.
Students who participate in the Community Law and Business Clinic assist with a range of legal and business matters that reflect a general civil practice. Topics include entity selection, contract review, employment law, real estate and topics related to representing business clients.
Students work full-time with attorneys in government and not-for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. The work may include legislative and regulation drafting, regulatory compliance, policy analysis and advocacy, and the many other kinds of work done by attorneys in government and NGOs . The externship may focus on national or international law. In addition to the field-work, the course includes a weekly classroom session.
The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is quickly becoming a leading hub for innovation in biomedical science and information technology. By attracting a diverse mix of academic groups and early and established companies, providing robust company incubator facilities and services, and supporting current and future tenants, the Innovation Quarter has become a place where people are inspired to work, want to live, have an opportunity to learn and are able to play.