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Former House speaker Morgan to visit law school, April 3
Richard Morgan, former speaker of the N.C. House, will meet with students during a program from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, April 3 in room 206 at the law school. Morgan's visit is sponsored by Elon Law Republicans. Details...

Defending "disgusting speech" is part of civil liberties work, attorney says
Greensboro attorney Seth CohenGreensboro attorney Seth Cohen, who has represented clients in a number of high profile civil liberties cases, talked about his work defending the Bill of Rights during a March 19 program at the law school. The session was sponsored by the ACLU chapter at the law school. Details...

Leadership expert discusses life's competing roles
David Campbell, senior fellow at the Center for Creative LeadershipBalancing the variety of roles today's busy lifestyles demands can create stress for even the most successful people. David Campbell, a noted scholar with the Center for Creative Leadership, talked about the roles we all play and how they frequently overlap during a March 12 presentation at the law school. Details...

OutLaw hosts forum featuring gay, lesbian attorneys
Andrew Spainhour, Ron Johnson and Rebecca PerryThree Greensboro lawyers shared their experiences of practicing law as openly gay and lesbian attorneys during a March 12 forum at Elon University School of Law. The Out Lawyer Forum was sponsored by OutLaw, an organization of LGBT and allied law students at the law school. Details...

Passion, excitement are crucial to success, Melvin says
Jim MelvinFormer Greensboro mayor Jim Melvin told an audience at Greensboro's Empire Room Friday, March 7 that people enjoy making a difference and will support a project if it is rooted in a good idea. Melvin shared his perspectives on leadership and community involvement during the latest Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series program. Details and video clips...

Gubernatorial candidate visits with students

Sen. Fred SmithState Senator Fred Smith, a Republican candidate for governor in 2008, discussed his campaign platform and talked about his experience practicing law with Elon law students Feb. 28. Smith's visit was sponsored by Elon Law Republicans. Details...

Academic calendar for 2008-2009 now available
To assist with planning purposes, the law school's tentative 2008-2009 academic calendar is now available online. Click here to see important dates for the next academic year, including start of school, orientation, holiday breaks and exams...

McElveen-Hunter discusses leadership, adversity during Bryan Lecture program
The Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series continued Wednesday, Feb. 20, as Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chairman of the American Red Cross and former U.S. Ambassador to Finland, discussed her experiences with students, faculty and special guests at Elon University School of Law. Details and highlights from the program...

Admissions spring recruiting schedule announced
You can visit with admissions representatives from Elon Law at various recruiting events this spring. Follow this link to see the Spring 2008 admissions event calendar...

Former Commerce official discusses international trade, law with students
Jim Leonard, who had a hand in negotiations for the NAFTA and WTO agreements, talked about international law and trade and his work as deputy assistant secretary for textiles and apparel at the U.S. Department of Commerce during a visit with Elon law students Wednesday, Feb. 13. Details...

Inaugural Moot Court teams successful; additional team announced
Teams from Elon University School of Law participated in two moot court competitions Feb. 7-9, representing Elon exceptionally well against elite law schools from across the country. An additional team from the law school will compete at Seton Hall University in late March. Details...

N.C. among national leaders in females sentenced to death, Streib report finds
North Carolina has accounted for approximately 10 percent of the death sentences handed out to American females since 1973, and the state trails only California and Texas in the number of female offenders sentenced to death during that same time period. Click here for details from the latest report by Elon law faculty member Victor Streib...

Chambers delivers Diversity Day address
Civil rights pioneer Chambers delivers Diversity Day address
Julius Chambers, whose work as a civil rights attorney made school desegregation a reality in Charlotte and many other cities, told prospective law students that the poor and uneducated need advocates to fight on their behalf. Chambers' remarks came during the first Diversity Day at Elon University School of Law on Feb. 9.Details...

Englar, Grant quoted in Business Journal story on international law
Elon faculty members John Englar and Helen Grant are quoted in a Feb. 8 story in the Triad Business Journal that examines the impact of globalization on law schools and their efforts to incorporate international law and business into the learning experience. Details...

Bar review program employs proven methods
The same strategies that helped one law school increase its bar passage rate by 38 percent are being used to prepare Elon law students for the bar exam. Details...

Fink to publish Notre Dame Law Review article
Associate Professor Eric Fink has written an article about a recent change in U.S. immigration law that will appear in an upcoming edition of the Notre Dame Law Review. To learn more, click here...

Gubernatorial candidate Orr visits law school
Bob OrrRetired North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, a 2008 Republican gubernatorial candidate, met with students, faculty and staff to discuss his campaign  Thursday, Jan. 31. The event was hosted by Elon Law Republicans. Details...

Death penalty expert Victor Streib joins law school faculty
Victor StreibVictor Streib, a noted national authority on the death penalty and its application to women and juveniles, will teach spring semester courses in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Details...

Greensboro mayor tells students city needs their talents
Building social capital and relationships in the community were key platforms in Yvonne Johnson's successful campaign to become Greensboro mayor last fall. During a visit with second-year students at Elon University School of Law Friday, Jan. 18, Johnson asked for their help in making Greensboro a better place to live and work. Details...

Law School programs benefit from recent gifts
Innovative programs at Elon University School of Law—including the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series, a symposium series on family businesses, and the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law—are being supported by several recent gifts to the university. Read this note for details...

Dunham, Friedland present at legal education conference in UK
Catherine Dunham, associate professor of law, and Steve Friedland, professor of law and senior scholar, presented at the Learning in Law 2008 conference, held Jan. 3-4 at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Details...

Career panels enlighten students on concentration areas
First-year Elon law students will have the chance to interact with practicing attorneys who work in each of the school's four concentration areas during a series of panel discussions being held this Winter Term. The first panel was held Tuesday, Jan. 8. Details...

Elon kicks off Leadership & Public Law course
John AlexanderA Winter Term course at Elon University School of Law aims to get to the heart of leadership and its importance to solving legal problems in the public law sector. The intensive two-week course will give second-year law students the chance to learn about leadership theory and apply it through work on real issues with real community partners, such as Self Help Credit Union and Action Greensboro. Details...

Law school included in Chronicle of Higher Education article
An article in the forthcoming Jan. 11 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Elon as a law school that incorporates hands-on, experiential learning into its curriculum. Details... 

Students confront ethical issues through divorce simulation
Elon law students face ethical dilemmas during the Travis Simulation, Jan. 3A unique exercise at Elon law Jan. 3-4 is giving first-year students a chance to explore a variety of ethical issues they are certain to face in their future careers as attorneys. Details...  

Mumma earns Tar Heel of the Year honors from newspaper
Attorney Christine Mumma, who works with Elon law students in her role as director of the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, was named the 2007 Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer. Click here for details and a link to the story and photo gallery...

Top trial lawyers train for Trial Advocacy courses
Peter HoffmanWhen Elon's Trial Advocacy Program kicks off in January, top trial lawyers will teach the courses in trial practice and procedure. That group gathered at the law school Wednesday, Dec. 19 for a training session led by one of the nation's leaders in trial advocacy. Details...

Law School to host undergraduate course on effective democracy
Professor Stephen SchulmanThe law school will welcome undergraduate students from six Triad universities in spring 2008 for a course that examines effective democracy and the impact of government policy and decision-making on communities. The course will be taught by Elon University philosophy professor Stephen Schulman. Details...

Most Influential list includes law school leaders, supporters
The Triad Business Journal's 2008 Most Influential list features law school advisory board members Henry Frye and Bobby Long, as well as founding donor Jim Melvin. Details...

Public Interest Law Society donates items to local charities
Students, faculty and staff at Elon law made the holidays brighter for some local families by donating clothing, toys and other items to the Public Interest Law Society's Angel Tree drive. Details...

Moot Court team members, alternates chosen for spring 2008
Elon will send four teams to moot court competitions during February 2008. Read this note for a list of team members and alternates...

Former Burlington Industries attorney Englar joins law school
John EnglarJohn Englar, whose career has included law practice in Paris and several key leadership roles during 25 years with Burlington Industries, will serve as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Elon University School of Law. He will serve as an advisor to students and faculty and teach several courses.  Details...

New DVD on law school experience includes Peters
Professor of Legal Education Marty Peters is among faculty from law schools nationwide who discuss the keys for student success on "The Trials of Law School," a new DVD that follows eight students through their first year of law school. Details... 

Rivers presents paper at ARNOVA conference
Faith RiversElon law professor Faith Rivers presented a David Stevenson Fellowship paper examining the composition of nonprofit organization boards at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference in Atlanta, Nov. 14-17. Details...

Afternoon tea features student academic awards
Jon Wall vists with Elon law students during afternoon tea, Nov. 29Fellow students, faculty and members of the local bar looked on as 10 Elon law students received books in recognition of outstanding academic achievement during afternoon tea Thursday, Nov. 29 at the law school. Details...

Students test knowledge in final Evidence trials
Law students present preliminary motions in mock Evidence course trialSecond-year Elon law students split up into teams, acting as prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of Rick O'Ruben, who stood accused of robbery in Evidence class final trials Tuesday, Nov. 27. Details...

FOX-8 report features Elon Law, Innocence Project
A Nov. 24 report during the 10 p.m., newscast on WGHP FOX-8 highlighted the work of Elon Law students with the Innocence Project, which reviews selected criminal cases for potential injustices. Follow this link to watch the report...

Alexander, Gergen help select "America's Best Leaders"
Elon Law was well represented as John Alexander, Cannon Professor of Leadership, and David Gergen, chair of the law school advisory board, served on the selection committee for U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Leaders." Details...

Elon trustee, law professors named to "Best Lawyers" list
Noel Allen, Jack Pinnix and Lynn Calder, who all have ties to the university and the School of Law, have been selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America." Details...

Mock trial competition brings undergraduate teams to Elon Law
Mock trial trophiesNine universities sent more than 150 students to Elon University School of Law and downtown Greensboro for the first Carolina Classic mock trial competition, held at the law school and the historic Guilford County Courthouse Nov. 17-18. Details...

Faculty participate in legal education conference, publish scholarship
Elon law faculty members Marty Peters and Don Peters recently attended "Legal Education at the Crossroads," a conference at the University of South Carolina that examined cutting-edge ways to improve law school education, while an article by Don Peters will appear in a journal published by Pepperdine University. Details...

Reception opens Loewenstein exhibition at law school
Richard and Jane Loewenstein LevyGreensboro architect Edward Loewenstein designed the H. Michael Weaver building that houses Elon University School of Law and is credited with bringing modernism to the city. His daughter was among the guests at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 7 to open an exhibition featuring Loewenstein's work. Details...

Wos encourages students to travel, serve others during Bryan Lecture
Aldona WosGlobal travel and seeing the world from a different perspective are critically important for today’s students, says Aldona Wos, former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia. Wos talked about growing up in post-World War II Poland as well as her thoughts on leadership and service to others during the latest program in the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series, held Monday, Nov. 5 at The Empire Room in Greensboro. Details...

Peters presents at legal education conference
Marty PetersMarty Peters, professor of legal education, gave a presentation on stress among law school students and strategies for coping with it during a recent conference at Washburn University School of Law in Kansas. Details...

Law School to host exhibition of architect's work beginning Nov. 6
The work of architect Edward Loewenstein will be on display in the building he designed when an exhibition of his artwork opens at Elon University School of Law Tuesday, Nov. 6. Details... 

Kantlehner to serve on NCBA 4ALL task force
Margaret KantlehnerMargaret Kantlehner, associate dean for external relations, will serve on the task force of the 4ALL campaign, a North Carolina Bar Association effort to make legal services more available to low income residents across the state. Details... 

N.C. Supreme Court Justice Edmunds visits Federalist Society
The Federalist Society welcomed Justice Robert Edmunds of the N.C. Supreme Court as its first major speaker Thursday, Oct. 25. Edmunds met with students to discuss legal issues and his job on the state's highest court.  Details...

Elon Law goes pink to fight breast cancer
The Women's Law Association hosted Passionately Pink for the Cure day Thursday, Oct. 25, raising money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Details...

Military prosecutor shares moral dilemma from terrorism case
For Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Couch, trusting his own moral compass took priority over prosecuting a top U.S. target in the war on terrorism. Couch visited with Elon law students Oct. 23 to discuss his story and one of the most difficult decisions of his career. Details...

Evidence class gets visit from man's best crime-solving friend
Ranger, a 5-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department's K-9 Unit, demonstrated his skills in finding hidden drugs while students learned a practical lesson in the presentation of evidence and expert witnesses in the courtroom. Details...

U.S. Supreme Court continues to evolve, Howard says
A.E. Dick HowardThe modern day U.S. Supreme Court has revived states' rights and due process, and has shown a willingness to override its earlier rulings in cases involving issues such as the death penalty, says Professor A.E. Dick Howard of the University of Virginia, who delivered the inaugural Sandra Day O'Connor Lecture Thursday, Oct. 18 in Whitley Auditorium on main campus. Details...



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