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 professor awarded 2019 Legal Writing Scholarship Grant

Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L'11 received funding to research how young law students’ beliefs on social justice and equality, fiscal conservatism, and a desire to make a difference will change the landscape of legal education.

Elon Law scholar co-authors textbook on information law

Associate Professor David S. Levine's "Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity," written with Sharon K. Sandeen of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is the first textbook of its kind to suggest a holistic approach for attorneys handling questions related to privacy, data breaches, government transparency and more.

Elon Law crowns intramural moot court champions

Edwina Avbuere L’20 and Spenser Sullivan L’20 prevailed Tuesday night in the championship round of Elon Law’s largest intramural moot contest to date where teams argued the merits of a fictional sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit.

Elon Law to host legal writing visiting scholar

Professor Ruth Anne Robbins from Rutgers Law School will deliver a faculty presentation, contribute to a scholarship forum, and lead a Harry Potter-themed conversation on effective legal writing through a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

Elon Law Review names staff for Volume 12

Twelve students from the Class of 2020 were selected to help publish the law school's annual journal aimed at advancing legal education and scholarship.

Elon Law welcomes new faculty for 2019-20

Assistant Professors Tiffany Atkins L'11 and Vanessa Zboreak will add to Elon Law's Legal Method & Communication Program while Assistant Professor Katherene "Kathy" Conner begins direction of the law school’s Residency-in-Practice Program.

A prime place to study real estate law

In the latest in a series of profiles of Elon Law students reflecting on their residencies-in-practice, Aysha Johnson L'19 shares how her work for the Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court provided her with a deeper understanding of the complex issues involved in real estate law, property rights, and estate planning.

Elon Law dean: Bigger ideas needed in legal education

"Audacious is Not a Four Letter Word: Is Bold Big Enough for Legal Education?" by Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman in The University of Toledo Law Review encourages law schools to "develop a culture of distinctiveness" to address legal education's concerns about relevance, sustainability and value.

The Elon Law pioneer from Guilford College

Travis Poulos L'20 is the first person to enroll at Elon Law as part of an agreement with Guilford College that provides students with an accelerated pathway to earn their law degree as they finish the requirements for their undergraduate studies.

Elon Law educator invited to NCBA leadership program

Marissa Meredith, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, is one of 16 attorneys participating in the 2019 North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy for emerging legal leaders who want to enhance interpersonal and communication skills.