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School of Law

Greensboro, NCStudent services

Career Services
Career Services focuses on helping students lay a strong foundation for a satisfying and successful career in the legal profession. To that end, students begin law school orientation with a series of assessments for development to help them identify their strengths, preferences and strong interests and skills. These assessments serve as an exploration tool when students begin to consider career options and leadership opportunities. The Career Services staff supports student efforts to identify career goals and to secure internships and employment in line with those goals. Staff review student resumes and cover letters, helping students focus their job search efforts. Elon Law’s career services office maintains relationships with employers, posting position openings and hosting firms interested in visiting the school and interviewing on campus. The School belongs to the NC Consortium of Law Schools, participating in its job fairs. In an effort to support students who choose a public service career, the law school is a member of NCLEAF, a loan repayment program for qualifying students who choose a public service career track.

Students are assigned Preceptors their first semester in law school in an effort to provide students with constant constructive feedback and an immediate link to the profession they expect to enter. Preceptors are trained practicing lawyers who volunteer hours of their time observing students in class, critiquing briefs and written work and hosting students at their offices and the courthouse to observe lawyers representing clients. The law school hosts monthly Afternoon Teas, attended by a judge of the month, members of the Bar and guests from various practices concentrations and bar organizations. These Teas provide networking and professionalization opportunities for students. Introductory Career Panels prior to Teas give students overviews of different practice areas. The Greensboro Bar Association and the Guilford Inns of Court invite a limited number of students to attend their meetings at no cost to the student, rotating through the class to give as many students as possible the opportunity to attend at least one meeting of lawyers during the school year. Elon law students may join the Greensboro Bar Association at no cost, entitling them to purchase meals at one-half cost at any meeting.

Elon Law is firmly committed to launching students on their career paths towards success as lawyers and as leaders in their communities. After November 1 of their 1L year, students should consult with the Associate Dean for External Relations, Margaret Kantlehner, or her assistant, Sue Sinclair, for assistance with Career Services.

Elon Law recognizes and adheres to Standard 211 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools which provides that: “Non-discrimination and equality of opportunity in legal education includes equal opportunity to obtain employment.” In accordance with this Standard and the School of Law’s commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in all of its programs and practices, the School of Law expects every employer to whom the Career Services Office furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions to observe principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.

Housing
The law school will not provide housing. However, abundant, affordable housing options exist in downtown Greensboro and throughout the Triad area. Below is a link to a list of housing opportunities for the 2007-2008 academic year. The persons and organizations listed below have contacted the School of Law seeking to make their properties available to Elon Law students. Interested students should contact these housing providers directly, as neither the School of Law nor the University will be involved in providing housing for law students. The descriptions in the listing come directly from the renters or sellers, and the school makes no representations regarding any of these properties. This list is not comprehensive, and students are encouraged to investigate other opportunities in the area using resources such as the Relocation Guide, Apartments.com and Apartment Finder, as well as apartment complex and realtor web sites.

List of Housing Opportunities (PDF) - as of March 2008

Food
Because it will not provide housing, the law school will also not provide a meal plan. However, the law school will incorporate a coffee bar and will offer several vending machines. Numerous restaurants and fast-food franchises, including Quizno’s, Chick-fil-A and Subway, are located within a few blocks of the law school.

Parking
For the 2006-2007 academic year, the Elon University School of Law will make available to its students free parking approximately three blocks from the law school at the corner of Friendly Avenue and Church Street. (This free parking arrangement may not be available in future years.) Students wishing to park closer to the law school will have access to public parking decks, one of which is directly across the street from the law school. Students opting for the parking deck are responsible for the monthly rate of $50, bringing their projected parking fees to approximately $250 per semester. Students may also choose to arrange for parking in various private parking lots in the area. They might also choose to utilize Greensboro’s public transportation system.

Recreation
The law school is collaborating with the Kathleen Price Bryan Family YMCA, which is located just a few blocks from the law school at 501 West Market Street. During the 2006-2007 academic year, the law school will provide each student with a membership at the YMCA at no additional cost. Students may also purchase family memberships at a discounted rate. The law school understands the importance of physical fitness and exercise and is very excited to provide this benefit to its students. The YMCA includes a large fitness center, two swimming pools, basketball courts and a running track. Visit the YMCA’s web site at http://www.bryanymca.org/.

Students may also choose to join one of several other fitness facilities that are located downtown and throughout Greensboro. Greensboro and Guilford County offer numerous public recreational facilities, including tennis courts and extensive greenways and parks, an excellent resource for walking or jogging enthusiasts.

Law students may also utilize fitness facilities and take advantage of recreation opportunities on the Elon University home campus. Visit the Elon University Campus Recreation web site at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/campus_recreation/default.xhtml.

Health and counseling services
Law students will have the option to visit the R.N. Ellington Health and Counseling Center on the Elon University home campus. Student visits to the Health & Counseling Services are free of charge. There are nominal charges for medications, lab tests, procedures and medical supply items. Visit the Health and Counseling Center web site at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/health_services/services.xhtml.

Recognizing the importance of adequate health insurance coverage, the University and law school require that all students maintain health insurance coverage. All registered law students are automatically enrolled in an injury and sickness plan made available by the University, and the fee is billed to each student's account. Students showing proof of comparable insurance coverage from other sources (e.g, coverage under their own, a parent's or a spouse's insurance plan) are exempted from this coverage and will not be charged.

Elon law students will also have access to BarCARES Inc., a non-profit organization that provides confidential, free professional counseling to lawyers and law students in participating Bar Associations and law schools. For more information on BarCARES, visit http://www.ncbar.org/about/barCARES/index.aspx or call (800) 640-0735.

24 HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

The Division of Student Life in cooperation with Campus Safety and Security maintains an evening and weekend administrative on call system to assist students and their families in the event of medical or other emergencies (death in the family, etc.). Students and their families may access the administrator on call by contacting the Office of Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555. Campus Security will take your contact information and contact the administrator on call. The Administrator on Call will call you back (usually within 15-20 minutes) and will assist the student, contact the appropriate Law School administrator, or contact the counselor on call if the situation warrants. If this is a medical or psychological emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.

Disability services
The School of Law and Elon University are committed to the principle of equal opportunity. One of the ways we express that commitment is in our efforts to accommodate qualified students with disabilities as they face the challenges of university life. Faculty, staff, administrators and students work together to find approaches and accommodations that enable students to benefit from the wide variety of programs and activities on campus. The School of Law will work with the University’s Academic Advising Center to arrive at the most suitable approaches and accommodations for its students. Law students and prospective law students who need more information about disability services should contact Alan Woodlief, Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration, at awoodlief@elon.edu or (336) 278-9200.

Disability Disclosure and Request for Accommodation Form

For more information about the University’s disability services and to view a copy of the University’s Disabilities Guidebook, students may visit http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/advising/disabilserv.xhtml.

Technology
The School of Law will utilize state-of-the-art technology, including wireless Internet connectivity throughout the facility, and will have its own IT department. More details about the law school's technology will be available in spring/summer 2006. In the meantime, for information on the university's Instructional and Campus Technologies department, which will provide the infrastructure for the law school's technology offerings, visit http://www.elon.edu/technology

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