Admissions News

Retired U.S. Senator to visit Elon Law for leadership lecture

Reserve seats now to hear Kay Bailey Hutchison, an influential leader who represented Texas for two decades on Capitol Hill, when she visits Elon Law in Greensboro on April 13 for a 6:30 p.m. program that is free and open to the public.

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. 

Former ABA president to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Virginia attorney Robert J. Grey Jr. will offer wisdom to graduates on May 20, 2017, in Elon Law’s final springtime Commencement as the school fully transitions to its new 2.5-year curriculum.

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.

Elon Law student interns for UN international criminal tribunal

Third-year student Caroline Highland has assisted with research and the review of witness statements in the retrial of two men indicted for their alleged activities in Serbian State Security during the 1990s.

Elon Law announces new Moot Court Board members

Twenty-six students will help guide the school's Moot Court Program by participating in upcoming national contests and by coordinating Elon Law's own national moot court competition in April 2017.

Immigration law seminar brings legal leaders to Elon Law

More than 120 attorneys, students, faculty, staff and alumni took part in October's sixth annual Immigration Law Seminar hosted by Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

ABA president at Elon Law: 'Be prepared to outwork everyone else'

American Bar Association President Linda Klein visited Elon Law on Monday for a special luncheon with some of the school’s top students and legal leaders from the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.

Elon Law awarded grant to study impact of new curriculum

The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis awarded Elon Law a grant of more than a quarter million dollars to assess enhancements to a program that graduates students in less time, and with greater cost savings, than traditional three-year law schools.

Elon Law crowns 2016 intramural moot court champs

Fifty students took part in an annual competition that challenged participants this fall to argue the merits or mistakes of prosecutorial decisions in a fictional murder case.

Elon Law named among best law schools by Princeton Review

The influential college guide lists Elon Law in its 2017 edition of "The Best 172 Law Schools," which featured feedback from an 80-question student survey. 

Tiffany Atkins serves on panel at SALT conference

A Legal Method and Communication Fellow at Elon Law, Atkins contributed to a discussion on "Breaking-In and Staying-In the Law School Community" for the Society of American Law Teachers’ annual conference.

Elon Law SBA raises money for homelessness prevention initiative

The law school's Student Bar Association organized the inaugural Golf for Guilford tournament in September to benefit the county's Partners Ending Homelessness.

Elon Law hosts Friends & Family Day

Dozens of families visited Greensboro, North Carolina, for an annual event that demonstrated what life is like for Elon Law students preparing to serve as lawyer leaders.

Elon Law honors vice chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with leadership award

The Hon. Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge, received Elon Law’s 2016 Leadership in the Law Award.

Common Reading author Stevenson encourages change through proximity, empowerment

Attorney and author Bryan Stevenson's book "Just Mercy" is the common reading assignment for all first-year Elon students this academic year. 

Top N.C. jurists offer counsel and wisdom to Class of 2018

Three former chief justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court - today members of the Elon University School of Law Board of Advisors - shared personal and career stories to new students enrolled in an August legal leadership class.

Elon Law faculty share research at Stanford conference

Associate Professor David S. Levine and Tim McFarlin, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow at Elon Law, presented their scholarship at the 16th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.