Faculty

Exceptional Teachers, Exceptional Education

Wake Forest Law faculty teach the MSL core curriculum and co-teach in many of the professional track electives, so students benefit from team teaching in a real-world centered curriculum. The MSL faculty are not only teacher-scholars, but committed to staying abreast of the latest real-world applications of the law in the workplace.

All MSL professors are experienced online teachers who create and produce original course content, including pre-recorded videos and podcasts. Professors are accessible and available throughout the week, including after work hours.

Meet your MSL professors

Ron Wright

Professor Ron Wright

Ron Wright is one of the nation's best known criminal justice scholars and is a former Department of Justice prosecutor. A recognized expert in administrative law and regulatory matters, Professor Wright co-teaches Public Law in the MSL.

Vanessa Zboreak

Professor Vanessa Zboreak

Vanessa Zboreak teaches a wide range of courses at Wake Forest Law, including as co-teacher for the MSL core Public Law course. She also teaches in Wake Forest's Master of Arts in Sustainability program.

Steve Garland

Professor Steve Garland

Steve Garland began teaching full time at Wake Forest Law after 25 years in private commercial law practice. A former undergraduate business law teacher, Professor Garland teaches the foundational MSL course The Workplace: Its Legal Context.

Steve Nickle

Professor Steve Nickles

Steve Nickles, recognized across the country as an outstanding scholar and teacher in the fields of business and commercial law, teaches Private Law in the MSL. A former advisor on academic technology to the country's leading legal publisher, Professor Nickles has been teaching online for nearly 20 years.

Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter

Alan Palmiter has a national and international reputation as a teacher and scholar of business law and he teaches the MSL business law course. His research interests lie in corporate sustainability and corporate democracy and he serves on the board of Wake Forest's Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

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