News & Record spotlights entrepreneurial approach at Elon Law
A Sunday, June 29 News & Record editorial features Elon Law’s emphasis on experiential learning and law school dean Luke Bierman’s perspectives on the future of legal education.
“Elon set out to fashion a ‘law school with a difference,’ and it has followed that vision, focusing on leadership development, service and the Bierman specialty of ‘experiential learning,’” the News & Record editorial states. “That’s a relatively new concept for law schools although common in other professional programs where students frequently get off campus for internships and other practical experiences. Elon law students do it, too, working with local lawyers or in any of the several clinics the school operates to provide legal services to the community.”
The editorial notes Bierman’s leadership background in experiential education in law and features his perspectives on future goals for the law school.
“There are some fundamental changes in legal education coming,” Bierman states in the editorial. “We need to be a leader in whatever those changes will be.”
Click the links below for information about the following experiential learning programs at Elon Law:
- Law practice residency programs, including semester-in-practice, corporate, nonprofit and public sector placement programs
- Clinics in elder law, humanitarian immigration law, small business & entrepreneurship, and wills drafting
- Attorney mentor program (preceptor program)
- Leadership program, second-year course
- Trial practice program and associated moot court and mock trial programs