Pre-Law Advisors

Nim Batchelor
Nim Batchelor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(336) 278-5698


Dr. Nim Batchelor, who served as director of the Pre-Law Program from 1992 until 2008, provides close supervision and advice for pre-law students. An associate professor of philosophy, he has been president of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors and chair of the Pre-Law Advisors National Council.  He completed his dissertation on the philosophy of law, which continues to be his primary academic field of interest.

Ashley Hairston
Ashley Hairston, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities
(336) 278-6412
Dr. Hairston, who served as Director of the Pre-Law Program from 2008 to 2011, works closely with pre-law advisees, and offers research assistance and advice to any Elon undergraduates iinterested in the intersection of law and other disciplines.  He is also the Director of Elon's Center for Law and Humanities. He teaches courses in law and humanities for both undergraduates and Elon law students. As Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, Dr. Hairston bridges the academic and professional space, teaching American Literature, African American and Asian American Literatures, and classical literature, in addition to law-related courses. He is also admitted to the North Carolina Bar. His research interests include classical influences on African-American Literature and American Literature broadly, African American intellectual history, Asian American Literature, American Studies, and law, literature and humanities. As a former Association Dean (assistant dean) at the University of Virginia, he is also interested in issues of academic performance, curricular development, and education law and policy.
Laura Roselle, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies
(336) 278-6433
Carrie Eaves, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
(336) 278-6631
Christina Benson, J.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business Law
(336) 278-5907