Elon University - School of Law
School of Law - Elon University

Building a legacy of leadership in the law

photos of charter class members

The charter class of Elon Law has turned a compelling idea
into an extraordinary reality.

In fall 2004, Elon University trustees launched a bold and historic initiative, partnering with community leaders in Greensboro, N.C., to open a new law school with a difference. Their vision was to allow students to thrive in an engaged learning community, form strong bonds with practicing lawyers and judges, and prepare to become leaders in their profession and their communities.

The Elon Law charter class, which enrolled in fall 2006 and graduated on May 24, 2009, embodies the hopes and dreams of those who created this school. They have received an excellent legal education that will propel them to be great attorneys. And they understand their obligation to turn the investments made in this special law school into rich dividends – careers of service and leadership in society.

Dean George R. Johnson Jr. discusses the charter class



• Meet members of the charter class

• Faculty discuss the charter class

• Full list of graduates

• Elon Law milestones

• Column by Dean George R. Johnson Jr.

• Column by charter class member Sean Olson

• Report on Commencement ceremony - May 24, 2009

• Commencement address by David Gergen