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Commencement Archive

UNC Pres. Tom Ross at Elon Law commencement 2014Class of 2014
 

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.” 

Elon University honorary degree recipient Gail McMichael Lane

Elon confers honorary degree upon Gail McMichael Lane

At Commencement Exercises for Elon Law’s Class of 2014, Elon University trustee Gail McMichael Lane was presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to education and outstanding service to Elon University. 


 

Brian Park receives annual Elon Law award for leadership and professionalismBrian Park L'14, recipient of the Gergen Award, 2014

Brian Park is the 2014 recipient of Elon Law’s highest honor for a graduating student, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. 


Dean’s Reception honors the Class of 2014

Members of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law welcomed family members and friends to the law school on May 23 to celebrate achievements of the class on the eve of commencement ceremonies. 

The Honorable Judge Catherine C. Eagles

Class of 2013
 

Judge Catherine Eagles urges Elon Law graduates to take risks and improve justice. 

The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, delivered the Elon University School of Law commencement address on May 25 before 123 members of the Class of 2013.

Graduates of Elon Law's Class of 2013

Dean’s Reception celebrates Class of 2013

On the eve of commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 at Elon University School of Law, members of the class celebrated with family and friends.

 

 


Class of 2012

Members of the Elon Law Class of 2012

Class of 2012 at Elon Law receives Juris Doctor degrees 

On May 20, 2012 at Elon University School of Law’s Commencement Exercises, 110 members of the Class of 2012 received Juris Doctor degrees.

Judge Wynn speaks at Elon Law's 2012 Commencement ExercisesThe Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, delivered the Commencement Address. A report, with photos and videos, is available here.

Dean’s Reception for the Class of 2012 celebrates student achievement

On the eve of Commencement Exercises, members of the Class of 2012 took time to celebrate all they had achieved collectively and to recognize individual achievements of their peers. A report about the reception and slideshow from the evening is available here. 

Ivy Oakley of the Class of 2011 is hooded by Dean George Johnson

Class of 2011
 

U.S. Sentator Richard Burr calls on Elon Law's Class of 2011 to lead and to serve

Ninety-eight graduates of Elon University School of Law received Juris Doctor degrees on May 22, 2011.

United States Senator Richard Burr delivered the commencement address, calling on graduates to embrace wide-ranging opportunities and responsibilities to lead and to serve at a time of rapid technological and political change around the world. Click here for details.

 

Dean’s Reception honors the Class of 2011

Members of the Class of 2011 at Elon Law welcomed family members and friends to the law school on May 21 to celebrate achievements of the class on the eve of commencement ceremonies.

Joined by the faculty and staff of the law school and the leadership of Elon University, members of the class were recognized for pro bono service, leadership in law, and contributions to nonprofit organizations and law offices at regional, national, and international levels. Click here for details.

 

Class of 2010

Class of 2010 members  celebrateClass of 2010 at Elon Law receives Juris Doctor degrees

At Elon University School of Law's commencement exercises for the Class of 2010, 98 graduates received Juris Doctor degrees.

Click here for more details, plus photo galleries and video clips featuring graduate interviews.

Senator Kay Hagan urges Class of 2010 to shape the law in service to society

Delivering Elon University School of Law's 2010 Commencement address on May 23, United States Senator Kay Hagan encouraged graduates to become fearless and dedicated advocates, working to ensure the proper implementation of the law, righting injustices, and building better opportunities for society. Click here for a full report and a video excerpt from Hagan's remarks.

Robert E Long Junior receives honorary degree

Elon confers honorary degree upon Robert E. Long, Jr. and presents annual leadership award to William Warihay

At commencement ceremonies for Elon Law's Class of 2010, North Carolina business leader Robert E. Long, Jr. was presented with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his philanthropic and civic leadership. Class of 2010 member William Warihay received the law school's highest student honor, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. Click here for more details and to access the degree and award citations.

Class of 2010 member at Elon Law celebrates with family

Dean's Reception at Elon Law honors the Class of 2010

Family members and friends of Elon Law's Class of 2010 came together to celebrate the achievements of the class on May 22, together with the faculty and administration of Elon Law and the leadership of Elon University. Members of the class also presented their class gift to the law school at the event, a donation of more than $10,000 toward the establishment of an endowed scholarship at the law school. Commencement ceremonies for the class are scheduled for May 23 at 3 p.m. Click here to view a photo gallery of the reception and for an extended report on the class gift presentation.

Skylight at Elon Law

Members of the Class of 2010 at Elon Law honored for academic achievement and pro bono service

Through scholarship, student-sponsored forums, and general excellence, members of the Class of 2010 have enriched the academic life of Elon University School of Law, while contributing more than 20,000 hours of community service over their three years of law study. Individual members of the class have also been recognized for high academic achievement and significant pro bono service. Click here for a full report and a list of students recognized for special academic achievement and pro bono service.

Class of 2009

Charter class of Elon Law receives Juris Doctor degrees
  - Includes photo gallery and video clips from graduation

David Gergen calls for greater leadership in the law at Elon Law's inaugural commencement exercises
  - Includes a video clip from Mr. Gergen's address

Elon Law launches new Web section celebrating its charter class
  - Includes numerous video interviews with charter class members and faculty

Elon Law's charter class contributes over 21,000 hours of community service
 
Charter class gift presented at Elon Law Dean’s Reception

President Lambert welcomes new Elon Law Alumni Association

Charter class of Elon Law featured in Greensboro News and Record

Elon Law's charter class featured on Fox 8

Charter class students featured in News and Record column

Elon Law's charter class contributions to Greensboro featured on WFMY News 2

Parting Thoughts

“All of you now have shown us your wisdom, your courage, your service to others and your dedication to leadership. You have those qualities deep within you. You have proven that to all of us. What we ask of you now is to remember who you are and remember to give back, and we will all remain proud of you for the rest of our lives.”

- David Gergen, adviser to four United States presidents, Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service at the Harvard Kennedy School, and chair of Elon University’s Law School Advisory Board, from the inaugural commencement address to Elon Law graduates, May 2009

Class 
of 2010 commencement processional

“I want to tell you how deeply grateful I am for your historic contributions to the founding of this law school, for helping it become better and stronger, and especially for your pioneering spirit. You helped found a law school and that is an important life achievement ... Today, you are charged to use your knowledge for justice, your intelligence in the pursuit of goodness, your keen minds for seeking truth, your understanding of the complex in the cause of building a better society, your discernment for making fair decisions, your leadership in the cause of peace making. This is what your alma mater expects of you. Good luck and god speed.”

- Leo M. Lambert, President of Elon University, in his charge to Elon Law's graduating class concluding the law school's 2009 Commencement ceremony, May 2009