School of Law

Faith Rivers James

Faith Rivers JamesAssociate Dean for Experiential Learning & Leadership
Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law
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A leader at heart, Faith Rivers James believes lawyers have a unique ability to initiate community action. She views public law as an option for solving problems and achieving social justice. Her research focuses on the benefits of preparing civic-minded lawyers to assume leadership roles in their communities and law firms. She identifies influence and persuasive decision making as necessary skills for students to tackle problem-solving in order to provide greater service to their clients and their communities.


J.D. in Law, Harvard University
B.A. in Government and Sociology, Dartmouth College

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