Jada Williams (JD/MDiv ’24) and Corey D. B. Walker, Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity and Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities

Jada Williams (JD/MDiv ’24) was awarded Wake Forest University’s first Wake Forest/Husch Blackwell Education Law Fellowship. Williams graduated as a dual degree student with a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law. Among her many accomplishments at Wake Forest, Jada was chosen by her law school classmates as the Hooding & Commencement student speaker. She began working with the university’s Legal Department on June 3, 2024.

The Wake Forest/Husch Blackwell Higher Education Law Fellowship was established by the Wake Forest University Legal Department to support and promote career advancement to young attorneys interested in legal issues facing institutions of higher education.

Upon passing the bar examination, the Law Fellow will begin her practice as a licensed attorney in the Legal Department and will be directly involved in and may participate in a multitude of legal matters. Supervising attorneys will work closely alongside the Law Fellow to guide the experience and provide valuable feedback and support.

This is a unique opportunity for the Law Fellow to see the inner workings of the University and higher education in general. Over the two-year experience, the Law Fellow will be immersed within various University departments exposing her to the business of a University through leadership shadowing, engaging in operations and strategy meetings, participating in department activities, and assisting with departmental projects as well. The Fellow will spend between 10 and 20 hours per week immersed within University departments.

Jada Williams (JD/MDiv ’24) at the School of Law Hooding & Commencement Ceremony

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