Leadership Fellows Program
As part of Elon University School of Law’s mission to infuse its legal education with an emphasis on leadership development, the school formed the Leadership Fellows program in 2009. To be considered for the Leadership Fellows program, applicants to Elon Law must complete a separate application for the Fellows program. We encourage those interested in the Leadership Fellows program to apply first to the law school and then to apply for the Leadership Fellow program.
The application deadline for Leadership Fellows entering fall 2013 is March 1, 2013.
Finalists for the Leadership Fellows program will be interviewed. Candidates who are selected to interview will be notified by mid-March. Fellows will be selected and notified by the end of March 2013.
Students invited into the Leadership Fellows program demonstrate exceptional leadership through community, collegiate, military, or other leadership experiences, as well as academic achievement. They also identify, through an essay in the Leadership Fellows application process, how the leadership skills they have acquired could be further developed and utilized at Elon University School of Law, in the practice of law, and in their communities.
In addition to monetary scholarship awards, other perquisites are made available to Leadership Fellows. For example, Fellows will engage in special meetings with leadership guests. In the recent past, Elon Law hosted national leaders such as David Gergen (pictured below), historian David McCullough, former Governor Jim Hunt, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye.
Leadership Fellows will also have an opportunity to serve in a public sector organization through a summer externship that will be offered with course credit and a scholarship covering the tuition for the externship course and living expenses.
Leadership Fellows are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA, assist administration and faculty with the Leadership Lecture Series and other leadership programming, and undertake a Capstone project during their third-year of study.
For information about other scholarship opportunities and financial aid programs at Elon Law click here.
If you have any questions about the application process or the Leadership Fellows Program, please feel free to contact Sharon Gaskin, Associate Dean for Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org; 336-279-9347).
To explore recent speakers from the law school's Joseph M. Bryan Leadership Lecture Series, click here.