Law School Facilities
The Elon University School of Law is located at the corner of West Friendly Avenue and North Greene Street in downtown Greensboro, N.C. The building is a four-floor, 84,000-square-foot showcase for legal education. Design is by the world-renowned architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, assisted by J. Hyatt Hammond Associates of Greensboro.
The location provides experiential opportunities for law students in a learning laboratory environment, with direct access to the region's major courts, law firms and government and non-profit agencies. Within a few blocks of the law school location are the Federal Courthouse, the Federal Bankruptcy Court, the Guilford County courthouses and the City of Greensboro municipal offices. Many major legal partnerships are also headquartered within walking distance of the law school facility.
The law library
The Law Library serves as both the intellectual heart and the cultural center of the Law School. With regard to the intellectual mission, the Law Library collection, in depth and breadth, compares favorably with more established ABA-approved law schools, and is considerably larger than typical academic law libraries at their earliest stages of development. Specifically, the collection is particularly strong in Leadership, U.S. Supreme Court, State of North Carolina, Bioethics/Biotechnology, and other emerging fields of law titles. The collection is composed of all the generally accepted formats used in academic libraries today (printed, microforms and audiovisual materials). In recognition of the increasing role being played by electronic materials in academic libraries, the Law Library also provides access to a rich collection of electronic databases.
Students, faculty, and external patrons also appreciate the latest in wireless connectivity. Access is available both inside and outside the physical facility, and remote access to electronic databases will also be eventually available.
The Law Library as cultural center recognizes the close relationship between a library's environment and its eventual use by patrons. The idea with this concept is to remove as many impediments as possible for patrons to use the library facility and its services. Thus, food and drink are allowed in the Elon Law Library as well as quiet conversation being allowed in all but the "quiet areas" of the facility. A "Law in Popular Culture Video Collection" will be created, and a Notebook Computer Checkout Program will be established as well.