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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. 

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Elon Law students excel in summer employment

From the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in Rome to the North Carolina Supreme Court, Elon Law students are gaining hands-on experience in a variety of opportunities that develop their knowledge of the legal profession.

Elon Law announces new law practice incubator

Elon University School of Law has created the Elon Law Legal Incubator to support Elon Law graduates who wish to develop solo law practices and to create opportunities for lawyers to provide reduced-cost legal services for low-income residents of Guilford County. 

Elon Law students making an impact

Elon Law student placements in the offices of a city attorney, public defender, judge, law firm and social justice nonprofit are featured in the eighth and final weekly spotlight on Elon Law student summer employment experiences.

Experience matters at Elon Law

Part seven of Elon Law’s student summer employment series spotlights the insights and experiences of those working in military law, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, criminal law, family law, immigration law and intellectual property law. 

Elon Law students excel in summer employment

Work experiences in U.S. appellate and district courts, and in N.C. district attorney’s and public defender’s offices are featured in part six of Elon Law’s student summer employment series.

Elon Law students at work

Military law, judicial clerkship, commercial real estate and criminal law are featured in part five of a weekly series spotlighting the insights and work experiences of Elon Law students.


Bioscience, business analytics and international legal experience

In part four of Elon Law’s 2015 summer employment reporting series, students are featured for legal work in London and in international pharmaceutical and information technology sectors.  

Elon Law students take leadership roles in summer employment

Experiences at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, state and city attorney’s offices and a private business law firm are featured in part three of a two-month series spotlighting the work of Elon Law students this summer.

Real-world learning, lawyering and leadership

Elon spotlights the summer work experiences and professional insights of law students in part two of a two-month weekly series.   

Law students in action  

Elon spotlights the summer work experiences and professional insights of five law students as part of two-month weekly series. 


Elon Law students excel in summer employment

Members of Elon Law's Classes of 2015 and 2016 served this summer in executive and judicial branches of state and federal government, law firms, the offices of corporate counsel and in public interest positions.

News & Record spotlights entrepreneurial approach at Elon Law

A recent News & Record editorial features Elon Law’s emphasis on experiential learning and law school dean Luke Bierman’s perspectives on the future of legal education.

Elon Law’s leadership program featured in national magazine

The American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer magazine focused its December issue on the increasing value of leadership experience for law students’ career success. The article spotlights Elon Law’s multi-year leadership program.

Sony Pictures legal affairs executive John Fukunaga speaks at Elon Law


At an October 25 forum with John Fukunaga, Executive Vice President of the Corporate Legal department at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Elon Law students gained insights into pursuing a successful legal career.


Elon Law students excel in summer internships 

Members of Elon Law's Classes of 2014 and 2015 served in state and federal court systems, law firms, the offices of corporate counsel and in public interest positions this summer. 

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.
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.
Elon Law hosts sports management forum
On August 17, the eve of the Wyndham Championship, Elon University School of Law hosted a sports management forum that explored different aspects of professional sports, especially professional golf.
Elon Law hosts judicial clerkship panel
Elon Law's Career Services office, along with the law school's Moot Court Board, sponsored a Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship Panel at the law school on April 14. At the event, judges shared with students the qualities and expectations of their law clerks and what they like to see in clerkship applications. Current law clerks shared with the audience a typical day in their lives and important tips for preparing clerkship applications.
Elon Law students advance federal legislation, state law, and private-sector cases through summer internships
Members of Elon Law’s Classes of 2011 and 2012 served in all three branches of government at federal, state and local levels, and in numerous private sector positions, through summer employment experiences this year.
Elon Law hosts Careers in Business Law forum
On September 30, four Greensboro business attorneys spoke with Elon Law students about the practice of business law and the skills needed to excel in the area. Participants included John Overfield of Coltrane, Aycock & Overfield PLLC, Paula Sinozich of Connors, Morgan Sinozich, Adam Tarleton of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, and Craig Taylor of Carruthers & Roth, PA.
Sports and Entertainment Law panel features attorneys representing professional and collegiate athletic associations
On November 5, five attorneys spoke with Elon Law students about the practice of sports and entertainment law and the skills needed to excel in the area. Participants included Charles Blackmon of Tuggle Duggins, Nichelle N. Levy and Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr., of Robinson Bradshaw, Coe Ramsey of Brooks Pierce, and Erik Albright of Smith Moore Leatherwood.