Admissions News

Elon Law scholar: 'Selective' conscientious objection might now be legal

An article by Associate Professor Andy Haile in a forthcoming issue of the University of Richmond Law Review points to the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act as a possible defense for conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in some, but not all, wars.

Schedule of events for Elon Law's 2018 Diversity Week

Several student groups have organized programs from Feb. 19-24 to showcase the impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession.

Elon Law elects Student Bar Association leaders

The executive board and class representatives will help lead a governing body that serves as the umbrella organization for other law school organizations and committees.

Elon Law librarian selected for national leadership program

Abby Deese, a reference librarian at Elon University School of Law, travels to Illinois in April for professional development and networking opportunities at the 2018 American Association of Law Librarians Leadership Academy.

Professors: With #MeToo movement, a need for more than legal protections

Elon Law scholars Catherine Dunham and David Levine believe it will take the courage of young people to speak out against demeaning comments by their peers and colleagues to fully attack sexual harrassment in the workplace.

Elon Law announces staff promotions in career services office

Melissa Duncan '06 L'09, Jennifer Gibert Mencarini, and Aisa Turman have assumed new titles and roles in the Office of Career & Student Development.

"Prisoners' Rights" course takes Elon Law students to Robben Island

Eighteen students traveled to South Africa for nearly two weeks of experiential learning in a course that compared the prison system in the United States with the one there.

On MLK Day, a morning to serve

Several Elon Law students, administrators, faculty and friends packed food, produced scarves, and created Valentine’s Day cards for local seniors as part of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service organized by The Volunteer Center of Greensboro.

Elon Law alumni named among '40 Leaders Under 40'

The Hon. Carrie Vickery L'09 and Adam Arthur L'10 are being honored by the Triad Business Journal for their professional achievements, leadership and community involvement in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

Elon Law faculty contribute to legal education national conference

Professor Sue Liemer and Drew Simshaw, a Legal Method & Communication Fellow, took part in the 112th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, whose conference theme of "Access to Justice" focused on ways to ensure equal justice for all.

Elon Law hosts inaugural Kente Stole Donning Ceremony

Members of the Black Law Students Association and their families commemorated the achievements of graduating students who recognize their African roots in a cultural ceremony the day before Commencement for Elon Law’s Class of December 2017.

Elon Law graduate honored with top leadership award

The David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism, bestowed annually at Elon University School of Law’s Commencement, recognizes one student in each graduating class for embodying the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.

Elon Law educator named Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar

David S. Levine joined the Elon University School of Law faculty in 2009 and quickly forged an international reputation for his legal research into the areas of lawmaking, trade secrecy, and the ways in which corporations and governments use the law to control access to intellectual property.

Elon Law graduates first class to complete 2.5-year program

Members of the Class of December 2017 received degrees in a ceremony featuring the chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, who encouraged the future attorneys to "help our society renew its commitment to the American compact that we all share."

Awards program & reception honors Elon Law student achievement

Students in the Class of December 2017 and their families celebrated outstanding academic performance, pro bono work, and service to the law school in a ceremony on the eve of their graduation from Elon Law's highly experiential 2.5-year program.

A jump that led to the law

When Joleen Parks graduates on Saturday in the first class to complete Elon Law's new 2.5-year program, it will be her next chapter in a life radically changed five years ago in the skies over North Carolina.

A 'passport' to legal writing best practices

Elon Law, in coordination with the Legal Writing Institute, hosted a One-Day Workshop in December for regional law professors and practitioners who visited downtown Greensboro for a program that was part of a nationwide series.

Elon Law Leadership Fellows share details of Capstone projects

A dozen Fellows in the Class of December 2017 recently shared with first-year students the details of projects aimed at improving the community while strengthening their own leader lawyer skills.

Elon Law professor quoted in news reports on Haitian immigrants

Assistant Professor Heather Scavone spoke with the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer about the announced end to legal protections for Haitians unable to return to their home country following a 2010 earthquake.

Elon Law Review announces Volume 11 editorial board

Thirteen 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 contributes to NPR report on Facebook

Associate Professor David S. Levine was interviewed on Halloween for a National Public Radio "Marketplace" segment on the difficulty of policing political content on Facebook and Twitter.

Princeton Review names Elon Law among 'best law schools'

In its 2018 edition of "The Best 169 Law Schools,” the influential college guide also listed Elon Law among the top 10 schools in terms of the number of hours that students report studying outside of class and the level of ambition among students at the school.

Elon Law Review symposium shines light on many roles of mediation

The annual event at Elon University School of Law in downtown Greensboro welcomed national leaders in alternative dispute resolution and featured keynote remarks on fostering the physical and emotional safety of clients.

For Elon Law students, real-time study of workers compensation law

The North Carolina Industrial Commission heard appeals in three cases on Oct. 25, 2017, in the law school's Robert E. Long Courtroom.

Elon Law scholar elected to The American Law Institute

Enrique Armijo, associate dean for academic affairs and an associate professor of law, is the fourth member of the Elon University School of Law faculty elevated to the ranks of the nation’s premier organization for the advancement of legal scholarship.

N.C. Supreme Court justice: 'Always an opportunity to learn'

In remarks at a Saturday evening banquet, the Hon. Barbara Jackson encouraged participants of Elon Law’s Eighth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition to find mentors and to understand the importance of lifelong learning.

Elon Law scholar offers insights during Capitol Tonight segment

Associate Dean Enrique Armijo joined in a discussion for the statewide Spectrum News politics program about the most recent conflict between President Donald Trump and the media. 

Elon Law to offer special scholarships for Peace Corps volunteers

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program will provide financial aid and public interest residency-in-practice placements to as many as two returning Peace Corps volunteers who enroll at Elon Law each year beginning in 2018.

Elon Law students honored by regional legal group

The Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers awarded scholarships this fall to Areion Gamble, Nicole Opata and Charles Sexton for their achievements in law school and "characteristics that indicate their future success as attorneys."

Elon Law student selected for First Liberty Fellowship program

Mia Faith Chamberlain, a Leadership Fellow with a passion "to advocate and defend religious freedom for all," will spend a week this fall in Washington, D.C., to network with professionals involved in protecting religious freedom in the United States.

'A visionary who is hard-working, creative and strategic'

Students, faculty and staff shared their reactions to learning Monday that Dr. Connie Ledoux Book will serve as Elon University’s ninth president.

Connie Ledoux Book elected ninth president of Elon University

Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book, provost of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and former Elon University faculty member and administrative leader, has been elected the university’s ninth president.

The National Jurist/preLaw Magazine: Elon Law among '20 Most Innovative Law Schools'

Praised for its Residency-in-Practice Program, Elon Law was featured in a back-to-school issue cover story about law schools "on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future."

Elon Law scholar: Improve the law to support clean energy

"Solar Financing in North Carolina: The Untapped Potential of Power Purchase Agreements" by Associate Professor Andy Haile was published in the most recent issue of the North Carolina Law Review.

Students & graduates connect at inaugural Alumni Employer Fair

Supported by a gift from the Class of May 2017, the networking event in Cemala Commons allowed Elon Law students to learn more about the types of careers enjoyed by law school alumni.

Elon Law instructor shares insights on public record requests

Elliot Engstrom, a Legal Method & Communication Fellow, recently delivered a presentation to attorneys and legal observers on North Carolina's public record statutes and case law, arguing that the state needs a better approach to ensuring government transparency.

Elon Law alum appointed to ABA advisory group

David L. Morrow II ’07 L’10, special adviser to the president and assistant chief of staff at Elon University, recently joined the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission for the Division for Public Education.

Elon Law supports 4th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit

Several students and the law school’s senior associate dean for admissions took part in programs organized over two days in Greensboro, North Carolina, at N.C. A&T State University and Bennett College.

Elon Law honors N.C. Court of Appeals judge

The Hon. Robert N. Hunter Jr., a Greensboro native highly respected by attorneys across North Carolina for his service to the state, received Elon Law's 2017 Leadership in the Law Award.

'Best friends' win Elon Law's 2017 intramural moot court competition

Anthony DeLucia and Charles Draeger from the Class of 2018 took top prize in a contest that challenged students to argue the constitutional implications of criminal charges related to a fictional traffic stop.

Elon Law Leadership Fellows organize workshop on inclusivity, implicit bias & dialogue

Samantha Mungro and Andreas Mosby, who graduate in December, planned a morning program this fall for students in Elon Law’s Class of 2019 who will work with classmates and clients of all backgrounds in the years ahead.

Elon Law scholar co-authors article on the future of legal education

"The Double Life of Law Schools" by Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland and Ian Holloway of the University of Calgary will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.

N.C. media cite Elon Law expert in coverage of DACA

Assistant Professor Heather Scavone, director of Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, shared insights with news outlets on Sept. 5, 2017, that covered changes to the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.   

Summer internship offers glimpse of legal needs in Miami

Daniel McCain in the Class of 2018 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

A duty to their clients, profession & public

In Elon Law's 2017 Convocation and Call to Honor, a retired judge from the North Carolina Court of Appeals shared how new students will soon need to balance the competing demands lawyers often face.

At the SEC, helping to safeguard investors

Jessica Chong in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

First steps toward careers in the law

Members of the Class of 2019 embark on their legal studies this fall as Elon Law completes its transition to an experiential curriculum unique in American legal education. 

A calling to protect victims of domestic violence

Samantha Mungro in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession

Carving a path to corporate law via the IRS

Andreas Mosby in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

When learning the law helps to craft law

Maxwell Baker in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.