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Elon Law Faculty Report 2011-2012

The annual Elon Law Faculty Report highlights scholarly and service contributions of the faculty at Elon University School of Law. This edition includes profiles of professors Peter Hoffman, Tom Molony, Michael Rich and Catherine Wasson, an introduction of new faculty members, news highlights about the significant professional and public service rendered by faculty members in the past year, and a report on scholarly publications of the faculty during the 2011-12 academic year.

Elon Law professors, clockwise from top left, Peter T. Hoffman, Tom Molony, Michael Rich and Catherine Wasson.


Adapting skills education to changes in the practice of law

It’s not enough for Peter T. Hoffman that clinical and skills classes have become a vibrant and important part of legal education. Hoffman, a professor of law and director of the skills program at Elon, is pushing for more.

Bringing clarity to securities regulation

In a time when the United States often seems to be torn apart by partisan battles over the role of the federal government, Associate Professor of Law Tom Molony is focusing on more pragmatic questions about government regulation of the securities markets.

Asking the question, “Should we make crime impossible?”

While growing up, Michael Rich was, by his own admission, a nerdy kid who was interested in science fiction, particularly the works of Ray Bradbury. As an associate professor of law at Elon, his most recent research has taken him into an area that only Bradbury and other futuristic writers could foresee.

Building a strong legal communications and research program

Buried within the ceases and desists, the whereases and heretofores of any ponderous legal document is a clear thought trying to get out. As an associate professor of law and director of the legal method and communication program at Elon, Catherine Wasson’s job is to make sure law students leave the school able to research thoroughly and write clearly.


Public service, commentary and analysis

In addition to teaching and scholarship, the Elon Law faculty enrich public understanding of law and contribute to the formation of law and policy through service in international and national organizations, correspondence with policymakers in executive and legislative branches of government and public commentary. In 2011-12, analysis by Elon Law faculty reached more than 200 million people through a variety of national and international news outlets.

Elon Law professors, clockwise from top left, Enrique Armijo, James G. Exum, Jr., Keith McCrickard and Hannah Vaughan.

Elon Law welcomes four faculty members

Enrique Armijo, James G. Exum, Jr., Keith McCrickard and Hannah Vaughan join the 2012-13 full time faculty of Elon University School of Law.


Faculty publications

Elon Law faculty members published books, books chapters, essays and scholarly articles last year, including articles in the following law journals:

American University International Law Review, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, First Amendment Law Review, Hamline Law Review, John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law, Journal of Law, Information and Science, International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Trade and Business Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Mississippi Law Journal, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, New York Law School Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Santa Clara Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Uniform Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, and William Mitchell Law Review.


Philip Craft,
12/4/2012 12:47 PM