Committed to teaching, scholarship & service
Student life at Elon Law is enriched through a close association with faculty who provide a global perspective and a commitment to innovative teaching, scholarship and service.
Faculty members are actively engaged in scholarship addressing many of the nation’s and the world’s most pressing challenges. Click on the image at right to view the 2011-'12 faculty brochure online. Click here to download the brochure.
Members of the faculty are renowned experts in legal education, having authored numerous books, articles and presentations for national and international conferences aimed at improving teaching and learning in law schools. They are at the forefront of Elon’s mission to create a national model of engaged learning in legal education. In addition, the law school has actively recruited international law scholars who bring broad research and experiential credentials. Faculty members also are involved in an array of public service activities, sharing the view that service is an important professional obligation and a fundamental part of the ethos of Elon Law.
- Scott Gaylord named Jennings Professor
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord has been named Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar in recognition of his teaching and scholarship.
- Catherine Wasson continues leadership in multinational legal writing association
Elon Law Professor Catherine Wasson has been elected to a second term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).
- Michael Rich authors “Should We Make Crime Impossible?”
Published by the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the article by Elon Law Professor Michael Rich examines benefits and costs of government mandates that aim to make some criminal conduct impossible through the use of emerging technologies.
- Elon Law faculty present at leadership roundtable
Elon Law professors Faith Rivers James and Roland Smith, and Founding Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus Leary Davis, presented at Santa Clara University School of Law’s fifth Leadership Education Roundtable.
- David Crowe speaks on genocide and law at Stetson
David M. Crowe, a professor of legal history at the School of Law, and professor of history in the department of History and Geography, gave a series of lectures at the Stetson University College of Law on March 6 and 7.
- Law professors challenge secrecy in fracking
Elon Law professor David Levine is the coauthor of a law scholars letter to the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) that supports the Commission’s groundbreaking proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations to require corporations to disclose trade secret information, like chemical ingredients, used in fracking activity in Alaska.
- David Levine speaks at four universities on law, culture and technology
Elon Law Professor David Levine presented recently at Chapman University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
- Peter Hoffman provides insight on trial advocacy nationally
In March, Elon Law Professor Peter Hoffman delivered the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute’s Seventh Annual Lecture at Michigan State University College of Law and coauthored a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) video catalog on effective depositions.
- Mike Rich presents on the perfect prevention of crime
Elon Law Professor Michael Rich presented insights from his current research about the ethics of deploying technologies that can prevent crime at the third annual works-in-progress series for internet law scholarship.
- Scott Gaylord challenges health care mandate in amicus briefs for federal courts
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord has authored amicus briefs for cases in the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals challenging the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that most employers must provide employees with health insurance that covers all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods and sterilization procedures.