Luke Bierman, Dean and Professor of Law, Elon Law

Welcome Dean Bierman!

Luke Bierman, a national leader in experiential legal education and a highly accomplished attorney, scholar and teacher, became dean of Elon Law on June 1.

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Skills development through hands-on learning

Elon Law’s new Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, In-House Counsel and Semester-in-Practice Externship Programs expand on array of practice-based learning opportunities for students.

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The Elon Law Difference

Elon offers students an innovative program of legal education, with a nationally recognized preceptor program in which attorneys mentor law students, a comprehensive leadership program, an emphasis on hands-on learning and skills development, and an integrated approach to career and professional development, all in a personalized, supportive learning environment. Learn more

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Students excel in summer internships

Elon Law students served in state and federal court systems, law firms, the offices of corporate counsel and in public interest positions during the summer of 2013.

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Elon Law's Leadership Program selected for national award

The Leadership Program at Elon University School of Law has been named a 2013 recipient of the American Bar Association’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. 

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Seven Elon Law alumni whp provide insights for a 2013 alumni report

Alumni highlight strengths of Elon Law

Seven Elon Law alumni who are excelling as attorneys in law and consulting firms, corporations and government agencies offer reflections on valuable aspects of their legal education.

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NC Business Court Judge Gale with Elon Law student Justin Ramey

Elon ranked among nation’s most innovative law schools

The National Jurist ranks Elon as one of the top 20 innovative law schools.

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Scholarship with impact

Law scholars at Elon recently have represented the U.S. at international meetings and produced scholarship that informs regional, national and international policy debates.

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Enrique Armijo named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law center

Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo has accepted an invitation to become an Affiliated Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

David Levine questions “right to be forgotten” in Slate

In a July 22 Slate column, Elon Law Professor David S. Levine calls for deeper consideration of a new online "right to be forgotten" articulated by a European Union court in May.

Elon parents establish law school dean’s discretionary fund

Elon parents Eugenia Leggett P'15 and Barry Frank P'15 of Greensboro, N.C., have established the George R. Johnson Dean’s Discretionary Fund to honor Johnson, who recently stepped down as dean of Elon University School of Law after five years of service in the role to return to the faculty.

Scott Gaylord represents N.C. legislature in petition to U.S. Supreme Court

Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord was retained by the North Carolina House and Senate, through the legislature’s Speaker and President Pro Tem, to represent the State in its efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibits North Carolina from issuing “Choose Life” specialty license plates.

David Levine selected as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton 

Elon Law Professor David S. Levine, an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, has accepted a position as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy for 2014-15. 

Enrique Armijo engages FCC urging First Amendment rights for users of government-run online networks

Drawing from his scholarship about the application of the First Amendment to new technologies, Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo submitted a July 9 filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality proceeding.

Howard Katz engages history, Constitution and future of legal education

Elon Law Professor Howard Katz was one of 25 professors and the only full-time law faculty member to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NIH) program on Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American republic. He was also selected as one of 22 law professors and deans to participate in a Wolters Kluwer conference on the future of legal education. 

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