Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private, independent, non-profit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. Each fall and spring semester, a group of approximately 20 Wake Forest undergraduate students lives and works at Casa Artom, the University’s Venice Campus, a grand 19th-century, two-story house situated on the Grand Canal next to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. The semester program offers a wide range of subjects. The purpose of the many courses on offer is to broaden the students’ perspective through challenging academic programs combined with a life-enhancing experience in a different culture. Every July, the Wake Forest University School of Law organizes an international summer program for J.D. students at Casa Artom. The summer law program covers comparative law issues. This is the third summer that the law program has the privilege of hosting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg will teach a class in the summer program and preside over a mock appeal of Shylock from his conviction in The Merchant of Venice.