Steve

Virgil

Executive Director of Experiential Education

Clinical Professor of Law

Steve Virgil is the Executive Director of Experiential Education and formerly served as founding Director of the Law School’s Community Law Clinic and Clinical Professor. He has practiced law for nearly 20 years with an emphasis on community economic development and the nonprofit sector.  His clients include nonprofit organizations of all sizes and scope, from neighborhood associations to major private foundations and he maintains an active pro bono public interest litigation practice.  

He teaches courses on community economic development, poverty and the nonprofit sector.  Virgil also served as the founding Director of the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University; a university-wide institute that promotes community-based participatory research and engaged teaching across Wake Forest University.  Prior to joining Wake Forest, Virgil taught at another law school for several years and practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio and Omaha, NE.  He clerked for the Honorable George W. White, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, is a former legal aid lawyer, an Equal Justice Fellow and a recipient of the Branch award.

Contact

Office: Worrell 2302D

Phone: 336.758.4280

Email: virgilsm@wfu.edu

Education

J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1994)

B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. Johns College (1988)

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

122 - Professional Development

207 - Evidence

410 - Microtrade Development Clinic

507 - Poverty Law

582 - Non-Profit Organization Law

601 - Community Law & Business Clinic I

637 - Veterans Legal Clinic

676 - Carolina Externship

681 - Community Law and Business Clinic II

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Virgil

Executive Director of Experiential Education

Clinical Professor of Law

Steve Virgil is the Executive Director of Experiential Education and formerly served as founding Director of the Law School’s Community Law Clinic and Clinical Professor. He has practiced law for nearly 20 years with an emphasis on community economic development and the nonprofit sector.  His clients include nonprofit organizations of all sizes and scope, from neighborhood associations to major private foundations and he maintains an active pro bono public interest litigation practice.  

He teaches courses on community economic development, poverty and the nonprofit sector.  Virgil also served as the founding Director of the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University; a university-wide institute that promotes community-based participatory research and engaged teaching across Wake Forest University.  Prior to joining Wake Forest, Virgil taught at another law school for several years and practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio and Omaha, NE.  He clerked for the Honorable George W. White, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, is a former legal aid lawyer, an Equal Justice Fellow and a recipient of the Branch award.

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