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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.”

 

Tom Ross challenges Elon Law graduates to serve and to lead

Delivering the commencement address for Elon Law’s 105-member Class of 2014, University of North Carolina president Thomas W. Ross, Sr., urged the class “to serve and to lead for the common good.”

 

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.

Elon Law to host national symposium on experiential education in law

Hosted by Elon Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law, the June 13-15 symposium will feature William C. Hubbard, President Elect of the American Bar Association, and Bill Henderson, Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Elon hosts fourth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Twenty-five teams of law students representing 16 law schools participated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law on March 28 and 29.

Global finance and business law shape Elon trips to China, Cayman Islands and Cuba

Elon Law and MBA students met with top business and law leaders in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Cuba and the Cayman Islands through collaborative international business courses.

Elon Law forum commemorates Julius Chambers 

Leaders in law and legal education shared insights about one of the nation’s most significant civil rights attorneys at Elon Law’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. forum.

Elon brings legal and medical communities together for interdisciplinary dialogue

Elon University’s schools of law and health sciences hosted a forum about the intricacies of determining individual “capacity” in legal and medical contexts.  

Elon Law establishes business clinic and new externship programs

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, In-House Counsel Externship Program and Semester-in-Practice Externship Program add to the law school's array of hands-on learning opportunities. 

Latest edition of the Elon Law Review focuses on war crimes, human rights and immigration

Volume five, Number 2 of the Elon Law Review includes articles examining humanitarian law in Sri Lanka, genocide in Srebrenica, the interplay between corruption and human rights violations, and issues in U.S. immigration law with regard to domestic violence and sexual orientation. Remarks from Angolan human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais are featured.

Elon Law Review symposium examines impacts of Supreme Court decisions regarding definition of marriage

On November 1, law scholars from across the country participated in an Elon Law Review symposium titled, “The Implications of United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry for Family Law, Constitutional Law, Tax Law, and Society.” 

Elon establishes JD/MBA program

Elon University School of Law and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University have established a four-year JD/MBA program. The JD/MBA program gives students the opportunity to earn both their juris doctor and master of business administration degrees in less time, and at a lower cost, than if both degrees were pursued separately. 

Elon Law Review publishes issue on civil rights lawyer Albion Tourgée

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Elon Law Review examines the life, views and impacts of Albion Tourgée, the lead attorney for Homer Plessy in the historic United States Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).

Elon Law hosts third annual Immigration Law Seminar

The forum included presentations by nationally prominent scholars and practitioners of immigration law, covering topics such as gender-based asylum and the impact on immigrants of the recent U.S. Supreme Court term. 

Elon Law hosts entrepreneurial business forum

Elon Law hosted a Triad StartUp Lab forum on August 21 featuring presentations from Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., Blue Atom Technologies, Inc., CTASIT, GiftMaki, Qponsr LLC and Traverse Trainer.

Elon Law receives national award for leadership program

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism has recognized Elon University School of Law’s Leadership Program with the leading national award recognizing excellence in legal professionalism programming.

Elon Law’s Leadership Program selected for national award

The Leadership Program at Elon University School of Law has been named a 2013 recipient of the American Bar Association’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. 

StartUp Lab launches at Elon Law

The entrepreneurial business support and cultivation program of the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP) will be located in Elon Law’s Center for Professional Development at 101 West Friendly Avenue in downtown Greensboro. 

Elon Law students teach at high schools in Street Law course

For the fifth consecutive year, Elon Law students taught at public high schools through an innovative Street Law course offered in the spring semester. 

Michael Mukasey urges stronger U.S. policies to quell Islamic terrorism at Elon Law forum

The former U.S. Attorney General said, “it is not even the end of the beginning” with regard to United States engagement with “Islamism.” 

Elon hosts third Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Thirty-five teams of law students representing 24 law schools participated in the third annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law on April 5 and 6.

Elon Law Review publishes issue on terrorism’s impact on criminal justice

Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Elon Law Review includes articles analyzing how the detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal activity has changed since 9/11. 

Elder Law Clinic featured in NCBA publication
Gray Matters, the official publication of the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), highlights Elon’s Elder Law Clinic in the March 2013 edition.
Australian law professor teaches mediation at Elon
Legal scholar Judd Epstein, from Monash Law School in Melbourne, Australia, recently visited Elon Law to provide an international perspective on mediation and alternative dispute resolution for third-year law students.
Engaging global commerce in Southeast Asia
Elon Law and MBA students traveled to Vietnam and Singapore in January to explore the dynamics of modern global trade.
Elon hosts trade secrets law works-in-progress workshop
Featuring scholars from seven United States law schools, the Nov. 16 forum, which was planned to be the first in an ongoing series of works-in-progress workshops and conferences, supported the development of scholarship in an increasingly significant area of intellectual property law.
Hot Topics Panel on Affirmative Action - Sept. 27
Elon Law Professor Robert Parrish will lead a discussion among law faculty and students on Thursday, September 27, in Room 206 of the law school on the following topic: "Fisher v. Texas and the Future of Race as a Criterion in University Admissions."
Intramural Moot Court Competition - Sept. 24-Oct. 1
The Intramural Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law will be held between September 24 and October 1.
Elon Law Review Symposium on First Amendment Jurisprudence - Oct. 26
On Friday, October 26, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m., the Elon Law Review will present a symposium examining First Amendment issues resulting from the interplay between religion and government. The symposium, approved for 5.75 CLE credit hours, will take place at Elon University School of Law, 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C.
Elder Law Clinic established at Elon
The program will serve low-income elderly residents of Guilford County, N.C. free of charge.
Two editions of the Elon Law Review published
The Elon Law Review recently published volume three, issue two, featuring scholarly articles written about transparency, secrecy and the Internet, and volume four, issue one, featuring articles and essays on various legal topics.
Preceptors acknowledged for service during 2011-’12 academic year
The Elon Law preceptor program provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with members of the legal community. The program pairs first-year law students with attorneys who volunteer to serve as mentors and coaches.
Second annual Immigration Law Seminar held at Elon Law
The Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic at Elon Law hosted its second annual Immigration Law Seminar on May 22, featuring presentations by representatives of the Guilford County Public Defender's Office, Human Rights First, the Immigration Center for Women and Children and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Class of 2012 at Elon Law receives Juris Doctor degrees
On May 20, at Elon University School of Law’s Commencement Exercises, 110 members of the Class of 2012 received Juris Doctor degrees.