Melissa Duncan

Associate Director of Student and Professional Life at the Elon University School of Law
Elon University School of Law 107M
2005 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
mduncan6@elon.edu (336) 278-9256

Brief Biography

I am excited to be back at Elon to work with law students to enhance their student life and professional development during their time at Elon Law. As a double graduate of Elon and former practicing attorney, I look forward to collaborating with students, administration, the legal community, and employers to engage Elon Law students and assist them with becoming well-rounded students who are ready to enter the legal profession and become leaders in the legal community.

Upon graduating from Elon Law in 2009 as a member of the Charter Class, I began practicing law as a consumer bankruptcy attorney in the Triad at Duncan Law, LLP with my husband, Damon, who is also an Elon and Elon Law alumnus. I represented individuals and families in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings and counseled clients daily on their personal and small business financial situations. I appeared in federal bankruptcy court hearings, prepared and filed motions and objections, and managed the day-to-day operations of our two local offices.

I live in High Point, NC with my husband, our one-year-old son, and our goldendoodle.

Education

Juris Doctor: Elon University School of Law, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology: Elon University, 2006

Employment History

Senior Bankruptcy Attorney at Duncan Law, LLP, 2009 - 2014

Leadership Positions

Past President, Elon University School of Law Alumni Association, 2012 - Present

Member & Past Co-Chair, NCBA Young Lawyers Division Law Student Resources Committee, 2012 - Present

Alumni Representative for Board of Advisors at Elon University School of Law, 2012 - 2013

Inaugural President, Elon University School of Law Alumni Association, 2009 - 2012

Member, Elon University Young Alumni Council, 2007 - 2011

New Student Mentor & Co-Creator of Student Mentoring Program, Elon University School of Law, 2007-2009

Creator of Elon Law Reaches Out annual service project day, Elon University School of Law, 2007

Elon University Varsity Coed Cheerleading, 2002 - 2005

Presentations

"60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes: How to Increase Efficiency and Decrease Costs" Presented to the Society of Financial Services Professionals, Greensboro, NC

Professional Activities

Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2009 - Present

Member, Bankruptcy Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2009 - Present

Member, Young Lawyers Division, North Carolina Bar Association, 2009 - Present

Member, Young Lawyers Division, Greensboro Bar Association, 2009 - Present