Program Summary

Elon Law students with attorney mentorElon Law’s groundbreaking new curriculum prepares students for today’s rapidly evolving legal profession by providing deep legal knowledge, hands-on lawyering skills and a rich set of practice experiences.

  • Emphasis on total student development, exceptional legal knowledge and skills, engaged learning, leadership and civic involvement
  • Small school, emphasizing close relationships among students and faculty
  • Outstanding faculty members recruited nationwide for their exceptional legal and teaching abilities, values and commitment to student success
  • Top students recruited for their demonstrated aptitude, achievement and interest in civic engagement and leadership
  • Access to learning opportunities through experiences with the area’s leading law firms, federal and state courts, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations
  • In-depth leadership studies, innovative courses and opportunities for community involvement

Academic News

Elon Law forum examines race and the grand jury process

The forum continued a yearlong series of events and activities at Elon Law that have probed national concerns about police misconduct against minorities and the uneven application of law based on race.

Conference examines war crimes, human rights and immigration

Elon's Conference on International Law featured law, history and political science scholars, human rights advocates and practicing attorneys.

Elon Law hosts fifth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark D. Martin delivered remarks before competitors at the March 28 competition banquet and presided at the final round of the competition with former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhoda Bryan Billings and NC Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson. 

Law and business students engage Singapore and Vietnam

Elon Law and MBA students met with top business and law leaders in Singapore and Vietnam through a collaborative international business course.

NC Court of Appeals holds proceedings at Elon Law

Judges Rick Elmore, Mark Davis and John M. Tyson heard oral arguments in two cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals at Elon Law, Feb. 3, in the Robert E. Long Courtroom.

Hot Topics forum focuses on legal implications of the Sony hack

Elon Law professors Enrique Armijo, David Levine and Michael Rich led a Hot Topics forum at Elon Law on Jan. 21, titled, "Sony, 'The Interview' and Kim Jon Un: What you need to know about the Sony Hack." 

A hub of learning, lawyering, leadership and entrepreneurship

The faculty, students and alumni of Elon Law contribute to the improvement of law and policy through cutting-edge scholarship, significant professional service and outstanding achievement in their areas of practice.

Elon Law’s new curriculum at the forefront of growing experiential emphasis in professional education

Would you trust a doctor with no practical experience to operate on you unsupervised? For most, the answer is a resounding no. Luckily, nearly all U.S. physicians participate in a full-time residency, working under the supervision of an attending physician, as part of their training to practice medicine. Elon believes that emerging lawyers, like physicians, should engage in full-time, supervised residencies as part of their professional training. 

Elon Law welcomes national leader combating elder abuse

Elon Law’s Elder Law Clinic, led by clinic director Hannah Vaughan, sponsored a series of events in Greensboro this fall featuring Paul Greenwood, a pioneer in the prosecution of elder abuse in America.

David M. Crowe presents research on international law

One of Elon University's top scholars shared new work this fall into the evolution of Nazi laws that stripped Jews of their possessions during Hitler's reign and of the first genocide trials conducted after World War II.