Academics News Archive

Elon Law Review publishes new volume

The Elon Law Review's latest volume includes articles examining the dissent in the Supreme Court's historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision,  the reasoning of a U.S. Court of Appeals in a book banning case and the lack of clarity in parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Court of Appeals hears cases at Elon Law

Elon Law welcomed North Carolina Court of Appeals Judges Rick Elmore, Lucy Inman and J. Douglass McCullough on March 9 as they presided over cases in Elon’s Robert E. Long Courtroom and met with law students following Court proceedings.

Elon Law Review symposium explores technology, cybersecurity & the Fourth Amendment

The Elon Law Review's March 4 symposium enabled law scholars and international business and nonprofit leaders to probe the implications of corporate and government use of consumer and citizen data on privacy laws, as well as how the Fourth Amendment functions in the twenty first century and how it should function in the future.

New Elon Law Lab enables first-year students to learn by doing

First-year Elon Law students, in their second trimester of study, are immersed in simulated law practice experience through the school’s new Criminal Law Lab.

Elon Law Review announces March 4 symposium on Technology, Cybersecurity & the Fourth Amendment 
Join the editors of the Elon Law Review for a Friday, March 4, 2016 symposium titled “Body Cameras, Big Data, and Privacy: Twenty First Century Technology, Cybersecurity and the Fourth Amendment.”

 

Leading corporate counsel share insights at Elon Law

Elon Law and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly hosted a Feb. 11 forum for attorneys and law students to learn more about the practices of general counsel in national and international businesses.

Adam Liptak at Elon Law: Supreme Court’s partisan divide historic
The New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent told a February 9 public audience at Elon Law that a single change in the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court could change the fabric of American life.

 

Elon Law and MBA students engage Shanghai and Hong Kong

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

Elevating entrepreneurs at Elon Law

Warren Berry is looking to wean society off fossil fuels and combat climate change. And in doing so, he enlisted the help of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic at Elon Law.

Elon Law students take on real-world problem solving

Elon Law’s second-year law students recently helped three nonprofit organizations with legal matters involving urban development, alternative transportation and organizational management.  

Mo Green at Elon Law: Education is the civil rights issue of our time

Delivering the keynote address at Elon Law’s eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. forum, Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green urged greater engagement by communities and future lawyers to strengthen educational systems and expressed excitement about Elon Law’s role in Guilford County’s Say Yes to Education partnership.

A voice for children in the high courts

Elon Law’s newest clinic empowers law students to protect and promote the best interests of abused and neglected children while gaining valuable advocacy skills at the appellate level of the North Carolina court system. 

Elon Law students reunite war torn family

Elon Law students succeeded in advocacy that led to the reunification of a family separated for more than five years by war in Darfur, Sudan. 

Elon Law deepens communications faculty and programs

Three accomplished attorney educators join Elon Law's communications faculty, Dr. Julee Flood, Tim McFarlin and Cassandra Thomas Roberts, as the Law School broadly expands its extensive communication skills programs for students. 

Gov. Jennifer Granholm at Elon Law: Be obsessed about helping others

Delivering Elon Law's fall 2015 Distinguished Leadership Lecture presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation on Sept. 14, former two-term Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm encouraged future leaders to find their passion and commit themselves fully to it.

Elon Law a hub of learning for entrepreneurs

Elon Law’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series kicked off on Sept. 10, welcoming entrepreneurs, law students and others to an event entitled “How to Choose the Best Business Structure for Your Company.” Speakers included Elon Law Professor John Flynn, attorney Greg Chabon and law student Gonzalo Ventura. 

Chief Justices shed light on leadership at Elon Law

Speaking Sept. 1 with first-year law students, three former Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court, all founding Elon Law advisory board members, shared insights on judicial process, professionalism and leadership. 

Announcing new Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at Elon Law

Elon Law’s new Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is designed to inform entrepreneurs about legal matters involved with creating startups and growing small businesses. The series will feature accomplished attorneys and law scholars on topics including business structures, finance, tax law and intellectual property. 

Elon Law Review probes sports law and collegiate athletics

The latest edition of the Elon Law Review features scholarship on sports law and the evolving policies and regulations surrounding collegiate athletics. 

National leaders to speak at Elon Law

Elon Law’s Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation will feature two-term Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak and ESPN broadcaster and attorney Jay Bilas. 

Seminar is at the forefront of immigration law

Elon Law’s fifth annual Immigration Law Seminar featured nationally prominent lawyers, scholars and federal agency leaders exploring cutting-edge issues in immigration law. 

Attorney General Roy Cooper to Elon Law grads: cherish your moral compass

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper delivered the Elon University School of Law commencement address on May 23 before 79 members of the Class of 2015.

Business Law Journal addresses fee-shifting bylaws & Alibaba’s class action lawsuit

In new Elon Business Law Journal articles Kessler Topaz partner Lee Rudy shares insights on corporate fee-shifting bylaws, and the Journal’s editor-in-chief Timothy Prosky discusses Alibaba’s pending class action lawsuit.

Experience matters

In a newly published volume, the Elon Law Review features scholarship on experiential education emanating from a national symposium held at Elon Law in 2014.

Elon Law students create online business law journal

Elon University School of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of the Elon Business Law Journal. The new online journal will publish content about current and significant developments in business law.

Elon Law and Vermont Law School announce JD/Master of Environmental Law & Policy dual-degree program

Elon University School of Law and Vermont Law School will offer a dual-degree program that enables students to earn two graduate degrees in two-and-a-half years, beginning in the fall of 2015. 

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.

Elon fosters creation of new entrepreneurship facility in Greensboro

Co//ab, a co-working facility for entrepreneurs and startup businesses, opened Nov. 17 in downtown Greensboro, one block from Elon Law, thanks to the combined efforts of the Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneur Connection, Action Greensboro, the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation and Elon University.

Elon Law Review symposium examines media, regulatory and labor issues in college sports

The Nov. 7 forum featured insights from law scholars and collegiate athletics leaders. Practicing attorneys and other guests joined law students and faculty for a day of in-depth analysis and discussion.

Elon forum probes law enforcement use of public surveillance technologies

Elon Law students participated in an Oct. 20 roundtable on public surveillance that included a presentation by Deven Desai, associate professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business.

Experience takes center stage at Supreme Court candidate forum

Several candidates for the Supreme Court of North Carolina discussed their qualifications and vision for the state judicial system at an Oct. 13 Elon Law forum.

Elon Law forum explores race, policing and 4th Amendment

A panel of legal, law enforcement and political experts at a Sept. 23 Elon Law forum discussed legal and policy issues surrounding race and policing in the United States. The event was organized in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent protests and police responses.

Life changing work of Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic featured in Times-News

The article spotlights the assistance of Elon Law students on behalf of a family from Afghanistan fleeing persecution and threats from al-Qaida for their work as translators for a medical organization.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Elon Law hosts fourth annual Immigration Law Seminar

More than 100 private practice and nonprofit attorneys, law students and immigration services leaders attended the August 1 seminar. Topics covered included social group formulation for gang-based asylum claims, strategies for representing immigrant juveniles, parole in place for military families and an inside perspective on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Program.

‘The answer to my prayer’

When letters and phone calls to the Social Security Administration fell on deaf ears, Brenda Cunningham turned to Elon Law’s Elder Law Clinic hoping for a miracle.

National symposium advances experiential education in law

The second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law featured new research findings, immersive experiences in law practice, an increasing demand for innovation in law and legal education and keynote addresses. 

William Hubbard at Elon Law: creative disruptors needed in law and legal education

Addressing a national symposium at Elon University School of Law on June 14, American Bar Association president-elect William C. Hubbard said that the changing landscape of the legal profession called for new perspectives and approaches across the legal sector.

William Henderson at Elon Law shares new research on value of experiential learning for students

At the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law, held June 13-15 at Elon Law, William Henderson, one of the most influential people in American legal education, presented research linking enhanced student outcomes to a coordinated, sequenced and experience-based model of legal education. 

Elon Law Review examines impacts of Supreme Court decisions regarding definition of marriage
Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Elon Law Review is titled, “The Effects of Windsor and Perry on Constitutional Law, Family Law, Tax Law, and Society.”

 

Family reunification enabled by Elon Law students featured on Fox news

After a ten-year separation caused by civil war in Somalia, a family was reunited on April 16 in Greensboro, N.C., aided by law students in Elon’s Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic. Their story was featured on Fox news stations across the country.