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

'A visionary who is hard-working, creative and strategic'

Students, faculty and staff shared their reactions to learning Monday that Dr. Connie Ledoux Book will serve as Elon University’s ninth president.

The National Jurist/preLaw Magazine: Elon Law among '20 Most Innovative Law Schools'

Praised for its Residency-in-Practice Program, Elon Law was featured in a back-to-school issue cover story about law schools "on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future."

A duty to their clients, profession & public

In Elon Law's 2017 Convocation and Call to Honor, a retired judge from the North Carolina Court of Appeals shared how new students will soon need to balance the competing demands lawyers often face.

Elon Law faculty contribute to international legal writing conference

Associate Professor Catherine Wasson and Professor Sue Liemer served as facilitators and panelists at a biennial gathering of scholars from around the world who focus their teaching on legal research and writing.

Elon mourns passing of Elon Law Founding Dean Leary Davis

F. Leary Davis, Jr. led efforts from 2004-2008 to launch Elon University School of Law in downtown Greensboro and earn it provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association at the earliest possible date.

N.C.'s top jurist to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Students in the Class of December 2017 will celebrate the completion of their legal education with a ceremony highlighted by remarks from Chief Justice Mark Martin of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Hands-on legal learning in Haiti

An Elon Law professor and five students joined a delegation from the North Carolina Bar Association on a recent visit to the Caribbean nation to learn more about the opportunities and challenges there of building a vibrant economy.

Summer employment enhances Elon Law student learning

New York City. Washington. Boston. Raleigh. Charlotte. Elon Law students are excelling in legal internships coast-to-coast this summer with law firms, government offices, nonprofits and corporations that match their professional interests.

Elon Law names new director of first-year legal writing program

Professor Sue Liemer served from 1998-2000 as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and served a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute.

Awards ceremony recognizes Elon Law student achievement

Law school faculty and administrators hosted a May 3 program to honor students for their outstanding academic performances.

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