Required Disclosures

Programmatic Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Wake Forest School of Law MSL program will:

  1. Examine the legal issues relevant to their workplace;
  2. Analyze the legal and regulatory framework applicable to their industry and workplace;
  3. Evaluate the impact of the legal and regulatory framework on the business goals of their industry and workplace;
  4. Recognize the relevant practice limitations on non-lawyer professionals concerning legal issues;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively regarding legal issues and decisions and how they impact their workplace.

Academic Accreditations

Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Wake Forest University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Legal Accreditations

Wake Forest University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar; 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598; Telephone 312.988.6739). While the ABA does not formally approve any program other than the first degree in law (JD), it does require accredited schools to receive acquiescence for these programs. Wake Forest Law has received such acquiescence for the MSL.

The ABA prohibits law schools from granting credit towards a JD for any coursework in the MSL program completed prior to enrollment in a JD program.

State Authorizations

Wake Forest University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of North Carolina in online programs. The Wake Forest University School of Law online Master of Studies in Law program is authorized to accept applications from all 50 United States (including the 49 NC-SARA member states, as well as California) and Puerto Rico, also an NC-SARA member.

State authorization is a legal issue regarding an educational institution’s adherence to the requirements necessary to secure authorization to offer instruction in a particular state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010. In satisfaction of these requirements, Wake Forest University has been approved by North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. More information is available at our University State Authorization website.

Complaint Resolution

Wake Forest University School of Law is committed to its online educational programs. If you have a question, concern or complaint, we encourage you to contact the MSL Program Director. The Law School complaint policies may be found in Section 9 of our Student Handbook. Additional information on complaint resolution, including state by state complaint resolution information, may be found at our University State Authorization website.

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