The Center for Professional Development at Elon Law
Elon Law’s Center for Professional Development, formerly the Office of Career Services, opened in August 2012 in a newly renovated 5,700-square-foot facility at 101 W. Friendly Ave. in downtown Greensboro, adjacent to the law school’s H. Michael Weaver Building. The Center provides a resource-rich environment for students to explore career opportunities, engage the office’s employer-relations program and build networking and professional development plans. The Center focuses on strengthening Elon’s employer-relations program, equipping students with professional skills necessary for success in job search and career advancement processes and connecting students to professional networking and placement opportunities.
Professional Development seeks desirable employment opportunities for Elon Law students and alumni. We have an active professional network of employers, preceptors and alumni whom we draw upon to identify desirable opportunities and to provide introductions. In addition, you will meet leaders in the legal community through on-campus networking events and off-campus professional events. On-campus recruiting and Elon’s online recruiting systems give you access to summer positions and full-time employment opportunities, as well as judicial clerkships.
Professional Development will maximize your employability by offering individual career counseling and group programs that equip you with the skills necessary to secure desired employment. Whether you need assistance with resumes and cover letters, or interview skills and business cards, the Professional Development staff will make sure you are prepared for the job search and interviews.
The transition from law student to lawyer is a major milestone in your professional development. Professional Development offers a comprehensive series of innovative professional development activities to assist students with the transition to the workplace.
Career Services News
- Center for Professional Development hosts forum on finding success in legal job market
- Acclaimed author and Professor of Legal Career Management at Concord Law School Richard Hermann spoke to Elon Law students at a Professional Development Forum sponsored by Elon Law’s Center for Professional Development.
- Professional Development Forum: Richard Hermann on finding success in the legal job market – Sept. 10
- On Monday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m., law professor Richard Hermann will speak at Elon Law in Classroom 207 on “Finding Success in a Tough Legal Job Market." The forum is sponsored by Elon Law's Center for Professional Development. A reception will follow.
- Chris Smith co-edits national publication on employer outreach
- The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) recently published Employer Outreach Best Practices Guide, co-edited by S. Christian Smith, Assistant Dean for Career Services at Elon University School of Law.
- Elon Law celebrates pro bono work in private practice
- In honor of the ABA National Pro Bono Celebration, Elon Law's Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Society (PILS) recently hosted four Greensboro-area attorneys to speak on the role pro bono service plays in firm practice settings.
- Health Law Panel provides information to students hoping to pursue careers in healthcare law
- Being a healthcare attorney requires a unique dedication to the field, panelists said during the Health Law Panel at Elon Law on Oct. 26. The panel, co-hosted by Elon University School of Law's Office of Career Services and Elon's chapter of the Society for Health Law and Bioethics, provided career advice and answered students' questions about healthcare-related legal jobs.
- Elon Law hosts annual Sports and Entertainment Law panel
- The Elon Law Sports & Entertainment Law Society, together with the law school's Office of Career Services, hosted a Sports & Entertainment Law panel on Oct. 10. The event was moderated by Visiting Professor of Law David Maraghy, CEO of Sports Management International, Inc.
- Elon Law students excel in summer internships
- Members of Elon Law's Classes of 2012 and 2013 served in all branches of government, in public interest positions, and in law firms and the offices of corporate counsel this summer. Many served in cities and towns across North Carolina, while others held positions in locations across the country, including New York, NY, Washington, DC, New Orleans, LA, Columbia, SC, and Fort Worth, TX.
- Schedule on-campus interviews
- Request resumes
- Post a position
- Search for jobs
- Engage in professional development
- Find opportunities to lead and to serve
- Search for Jobs
- Plan for Career Advancement
- Network with Colleagues in the Profession
Elon Law recognizes and adheres to Standard 211 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools which provides that: “Non-discrimination and equality of opportunity in legal education includes equal opportunity to obtain employment.” In accordance with this Standard and the School of Law’s commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in all of its programs and practices, the School of Law expects every employer to whom the Career Services Office furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions to observe principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability in regard to hiring, promotion, retention and conditions of employment.
Elon University, including the School of Law, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs.