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 hosts Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Judges heard appellate arguments in an employment discrimination lawsuit involving a former sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina, and a criminal case with Fourth Amendment considerations after police in West Virginia used a GPS tracker without a warrant.

Elon Law immigration clinic undergoes leadership change

When Assistant Professor Heather Scavone steps down from Elon Law in October for a legal position in the federal government, Katherine Reynolds, Elon Law’s Clinical Practitioner in Residence, will serve as interim director of the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

Elon Law announces new Moot Court Board members

Twenty-five students will help guide the school's Moot Court Program by participating in upcoming national contests and by coordinating Elon Law's own national moot court competition in October.

Balancing blessings & obligations on the scales of justice

In Convocation remarks to the Class of 2020, one of North Carolina’s top philanthropic leaders encouraged Elon Law’s newest students to never forget the fortunes of fate that brought them to law school or the responsibilities they have to serve the public with a legal education.

Accomplished legal educator joins Elon Law administration

Wendy Scott, a former dean at Mississippi College School of Law and a nationally recognized doctrinal law professor with experience at Tulane Law and N.C. Central School of Law, has been named Elon Law’s new associate dean for academic success.

Three new LMC Fellows join Elon Law faculty for 2018-20

John L. Cook, Marissa C. Meredith and Sara L. Ochs join the law school's Legal Method & Communication Program beginning in July for a two-year fellowship to teach legal writing to incoming Elon Law students.

Legal residency delivers insight into education law

Alishia Tidwell recently completed a residency-in-practice with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which oversees North Carolina's second-largest school system. She shared reflections about her work for the latest profile in a series of Q&A's on residency placements for Elon Law's Class of 2018.

Elon Law scholar shares best practices for teaching legal writing

Professor Sue Liemer’s research over the past year has been showcased at national conferences and will be published in forthcoming journals and books that serve as resources for legal writing educators.

N.C. Court of Appeals hears cases at Elon Law

Judges welcomed students to the Robert E. Long Courtroom on April 11 before lawyers for a convicted drug trafficker argued that a search warrant in his case was constitutionally defective, while a separate case had attorneys seek a new civil trial for their client - a drunk bicyclist injured by a driver under the influence of marijuana. 

Elon Law pays tribute to Faith Rivers James

The longtime associate dean for experiential education and leadership stepped down from Elon Law in January after joining The Citadel in South Carolina as assistant provost for leadership and department head of Leadership Studies.

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