Celebrating the Class of 2010

News, photos and video from Commencement weekend

Elon Law grads kissClass of 2010 at Elon Law receives Juris Doctor degrees

At Elon University School of Law's commencement exercises for the Class of 2010, 98 graduates received Juris Doctor degrees. Their contributions to Elon Law, to the profession, and to society were celebrated through a commencement address by United States Senator Kay Hagan. North Carolina business leader Robert E. Long, Jr. received an honorary degree for outstanding civic leadership. Click here for more details, plus photo galleries and video clips featuring graduate interviews.

Senator Hagan speaks at Elon Law commencementSenator Kay Hagan urges Elon Law's Class of 2010 to shape the law in service to society

Delivering Elon University School of Law's 2010 Commencement address on May 23, United States Senator Kay Hagan encouraged graduates to become fearless and dedicated advocates, working to ensure the proper implementation of the law, righting injustices, and building better opportunities for society. Click here for a full report and a video excerpt from Hagan's remarks.

Robert E Long Junior receives honorary degreeElon confers honorary degree upon Robert E. Long, Jr. and presents annual leadership award to William Warihay

At commencement ceremonies for Elon Law's Class of 2010, North Carolina business leader Robert E. Long, Jr. was presented with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his philanthropic and civic leadership. Class of 2010 member William Warihay received the law school's highest student honor, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. Click here for more details and to access the degree and award citations.

Class of 2010 member at Elon Law celebrates with familyDean's Reception at Elon Law honors the Class of 2010

Family members and friends of Elon Law's Class of 2010 came together to celebrate the achievements of the class on May 22, together with the faculty and administration of Elon Law and the leadership of Elon University. Members of the class also presented their class gift to the law school at the event, a donation of more than $10,000 toward the establishment of an endowed scholarship at the law school. Commencement ceremonies for the class are scheduled for May 23 at 3 p.m. Click here to view a photo gallery of the reception and for an extended report on the class gift presentation.

Skylight at Elon LawMembers of the Class of 2010 at Elon Law honored for academic achievement and pro bono service

Through scholarship, student-sponsored forums, and general excellence, members of the Class of 2010 have enriched the academic life of Elon University School of Law, while contributing more than 20,000 hours of community service over their three years of law study. Individual members of the class have also been recognized for high academic achievement and significant pro bono service. Click here for a full report and a list of students recognized for special academic achievement and pro bono service.