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Ragan Riddle L'17 honored with Elon Law's top leadership award

Bestowed at Commencement, the David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism recognizes graduating students in each class who embody the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.

Elon Law graduates challenged to 'be fearless'

Students in the Class of May 2017 received their degrees in an Alumni Gym ceremony highlighted by remarks from Robert J. Grey Jr., a former president of the American Bar Association who implored the group to "guard against injustice." 

Elon Law celebrates student achievement at awards program & reception

On the eve of Commencement, students in the Class of May 2017 and their families gathered in the Elon Law library to recognize outstanding academic performance, pro bono work, and service to the law school. 

Elon Law hosts design-thinking workshop on legal education

Leading educators and innovators from North Carolina and beyond visited downtown Greensboro on May 12, 2017, for a program focused on improving American legal education.

Elon Law professor shares expertise with international audiences

A scholar of international property law, Professor Henry Gabriel has traveled to Europe and Asia this spring for educational and legal advocacy work related to his areas of expertise.

Top Elon Law students selected for NCBA internships

Timaura Barfield, Sarah Rozek and David Wheaton - members of Elon Law’s Class of 2018 - accepted distinguished work placements as part of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program.

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.

Elon Law professor remembered for generosity & kindness

Students and colleagues at a celebration of life praised Michael L. Rich, the university's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar and an associate professor who died in December, for his selflessness, his passion for teaching and research, and his deep love of family.  

Elon Law professor shares early findings of Defend Trade Secrets Act research

Associate Professor David S. Levine was an invited speaker on April 20 at a program in Minnesota attended by legal practitioners and scholars with an interest in intellectual property.

Elon Law alumni honored for achievements & service

The Elon Law Alumni Association recognized Kristin Thompson Seum '10 L'13, Jim Grant L’12, Adrianne Edmonds Poe L'11 and Angelique Ryan L'16 for contributions to their professions, their communities, and their alma mater during Elon Law Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Elon Law hosts N.C. Court of Appeals for court hearings

Judges heard two appellate cases in the law school's courtroom on March 7, 2017, before taking part in a Q&A with students. 

Retired U.S. senator: Lower taxes, fewer federal regulations will help America

In her visit to Elon Law for a Distinguished Leadership Lecture, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas called for renewed pride in the United States as part of a larger strategy to address social and economic woes that have led to today's political climate.

Federal judge: 'Don't sacrifice your integrity'

For the Hon. Albert Diaz, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the best lawyers know how to write concise briefs, keep their arguments simple and - as he explained at an awards banquet for Elon Law’s Seventh Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition - don’t take themselves too seriously.

Elon Law honored for student pro bono work

The North Carolina Bar Association’s 2017 Law Student Group Pro Bono Award recognizes efforts at Elon Law to help regional attorneys who represent asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries.

National coverage of N.C. bathroom law includes insights of Elon Law professor

The March 31 article by a reporter in McClatchy's Washington D.C. bureau was featured by more than two dozen of the media company's news outlets around the country. 

The Conversation: Was Chuck Berry the lone genius he's made out to be?

Tim McFarlin, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow at Elon University School of Law, writes about the dispute over the role Berry's longtime piano player had in crafting some of the star's biggest hits.  

Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law faculty member honored for open government efforts

Elliot Engstrom, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, received the 2017 Sunshine Award for Advocacy from the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in recognition of his public interest work to help uncover records related to a mismanaged town police department.

Elon Law Moot Court Program celebrates student achievements

Three students who competed together this month in the regionals of the American Bar Association's 2017 National Appellate Advocacy Competition advanced further than any Elon Law team from previous years.

New role for a nationally recognized Elon Law educator

Professor Steve Friedland’s appointment as associate dean for innovation in engaged learning in law will help Elon Law continue to identify and promote better ways to prepare today’s students to serve as leaders in the legal profession.

In My Words: Make America mannered again

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about how America can regain its manners. 

Elon Law partners with Family Justice Center to support crime victims

Margaret Dudley, a longtime North Carolina lawyer with experience practicing family law, has joined Elon Law to manage legal resources and advocacy in Greensboro and Burlington for survivors of domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault.

David S. Levine invited panelist at regional conference & symposia

The Elon Law faculty member recently discussed the future of the entertainment industry, legal questions surrounding drone use, and effective ways for the federal government to seek valuable public input on policies and potential trade agreements.

Alumni Involvement Week connects Elon Law students and graduates

Elon Law students built professional networks and learned more about opportunities in specific areas of law during a weeklong event welcoming more than 40 alumni back to campus.

Schedule of events for Elon Law's 2017 Diversity Week

Several student groups, in coordination with Elon Law's career development, alumni and admissions offices, have organized programs from Feb. 20-25 to showcase the impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession.

Elon experts share concerns about immigration decrees

In 'Understanding the Recent Executive Order on Immigration,' a panel discussion hosted Feb. 6 at Elon Law, three university faculty members outlined the potential effects of President Donald Trump's approach to immigration in the name of national security.

Elon Law alumni named among 'Top 40 Under 40'

David L. Morrow II ’07 L’10, Elon University’s special advisor to the president and assistant chief of staff, and Gwendolyn Lewis L’13, alumni director at Elon Law, are being honored for their professional achievements, leadership and community involvement.

Elon Law advisory board members honored for professionalism

Rhoda Bryan Billings and Henry E. Frye each received a Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award from the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. 

'Astonishing' visit: Elon Law students learn legal lessons in Europe

Two Elon Law classes traveled overseas in December to witness firsthand the many opportunities - and complexities - of practicing international law and working in intellectual property.

AARP Tax Clinic with Elon Law students returns for 2017

Elon Law students will again assist taxpayers with tax preparation, at no cost, in partnership with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. The clinic runs Feb. 2 - April 13.

Encouraging pro bono legal work in North Carolina

In a January presentation to the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, two Elon Law Leadership Fellows shared their research into the many ways law firms around the United States support attorneys who provide free legal advice to those in need.

MLK forum prepares Elon Law students to 'answer the knock'

Elon University Assistant Professor Cherrel Miller Dyce challenged law students to better understand their social, moral and psychological identities before confronting threats to social justice in their careers.

Elon Law Review announces Volume 10 editorial board 

A dozen of Elon University School of Law's top students will guide the publication of the student-run and student-edited scholarly journal.

Elon Law scholar honored by ABA Section of International Law

Professor Henry Gabriel has been named the 2017 recipient of the Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law for making distinguished, long-standing contributions to the development of private international law.

In My Words: Let's not trump the rule of law

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the importance of the rule of law to the American system of governance.

The role of law professors as 'policy influencers'

Associate Professor David S. Levine's recent article in the Wake Forest Law Review Online argues that imbalances in the knowledge environment create a duty for law professors to ensure that underfunded and diffuse public interests have a say in policy debates.

Faith Rivers James presents on Elon Law leadership program

The law school's associate dean of experiential education and leadership took part in two programs organized as part of the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Elon Law alum sworn in as N.C. District Court judge

In a ceremony attended by some of North Carolina’s legal elite, Carrie Vickery L’09 took her oath of office Thursday to serve Forsyth County as a District Court judge, making her to first alum to ascend to the bench since Elon Law first opened a decade ago.

Catherine Ross Dunham provides rules update to AALS members

The professor of law contributes each year to the Civil Procedure Section Newsletter of the Association of American Law Schools, helping to inform American law professors about changes to federal rules that govern the handling of lawsuits.

In My Words: Law Schools Needn't be the Blacksmiths of Today

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the need for innovation in American legal education.

Elon Law celebrates Class of 2017 early graduates

The law school community gathered Dec. 15, 2016, to recognize 10 students who completed their legal studies a semester early while, in the words of Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman, “leaving this place better than you found it.”

Elon Law’s residencies-in-practice shape student knowledge

The opportunity to work full-time in a course-connected legal environment has already "exceeded expectations" of students in the Class of December 2017 whose experiential learning is unlike that found at other law schools.

Enrique Armijo guest on 'Flash Forward' podcast

Elon Law's associate dean of Academic Affairs took part in a Dec. 6, 2016, conversation about the future of "fake news" where no one knows what is real - and what can be done about it.

NBC's Ronan Farrow: 'This community ... has the power to take risks'

In his recent visit to Elon Law, the Yale Law graduate and former American diplomat praised students for keeping a focus on "real-world problems" that their future degrees will help them to address.

Alumna's election marks milestone for Elon Law

Carrie Vickery L'09 will be the first Elon Law alumna to preside from a bench after winning her campaign this month to serve residents of Forsyth County as a District Court judge.

Legal group honors Elon Law students, Advisory Board member

The Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers awarded scholarships to Andreas Mosby L’17 and Vondella Smith L’17, and then presented a lifetime achievement award to retired North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye, at its inaugural gala.

'The relevance of courts is at risk'

An Elon Law Review symposium focused on the American judiciary brought judges, attorneys and scholars to campus just days before a national election that will determine the outcome of critical issues facing federal and state courts across the United States.

Reserve seats now for Ronan Farrow's visit to Elon Law

The NBC correspondent, human rights activist, and lawyer will visit Elon Law in downtown Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2016, to deliver "The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind."

Black Lives Matter theme of Elon Law discussion

Four panelists took part in a moderated conversation Wednesday evening as nearly 130 students and community members discussed the history, status and future of the Black Lives Matter movement.