Faculty

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. 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. Faculty members are actively engaged in scholarship addressing many of the nation’s and the world’s most pressing challenges.

Learn about some of the impacts of faculty scholarship and service in an article from Elon Law's 2013 annual report.

A 2012-'13 report on recent faculty scholarship and service is available here.

A 2011-'12 report on recent faculty scholarship and service is available here.

Faculty News

Elon Law professor awarded 2019 Legal Writing Scholarship Grant

Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L'11 received funding to research how young law students’ beliefs on social justice and equality, fiscal conservatism, and a desire to make a difference will change the landscape of legal education.

Elon Law professor talks gerrymandering in media reports

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke with WGHP FOX 8 and WXII12 about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that keeps federal courts out of legislative redistricting based on partisanship.

Elon Law scholar co-authors textbook on information law

Associate Professor David S. Levine's "Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity," written with Sharon K. Sandeen of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is the first textbook of its kind to suggest a holistic approach for attorneys handling questions related to privacy, data breaches, government transparency and more.

Elon scholars: 'Judge shopping' in sex discrimination cases may be for naught

New research by Catherine Dunham and Chris Leupold finds that neither a federal judge's gender, race, nor political appointment appears to impact his or her approach to evaluating Title VII lawsuits. Age? That's (possibly) an issue.

Elon Law scholar: Regulating fetal remains disposal passes muster

Before the U.S. Supreme Court upheld part of an Indiana law regarding abortion, Professor Tom Molony published in the Florida Law Review that previous court rulings "leave states with a great deal of latitude to regulate abortion in a manner aimed at protecting potential life."

Elon Law welcomes new faculty for 2019-20

Assistant Professors Tiffany Atkins L'11 and Vanessa Zboreak will add to Elon Law's Legal Method & Communication Program while Assistant Professor Katherene "Kathy" Conner begins direction of the law school’s Residency-in-Practice Program.

Elon Law honors retiring faculty members

Professors, students and alumni paid tribute to James G. Exum Jr., Margaret Kantlehner and Peter T. Hoffman in a Friday afternoon ceremony that celebrated their career highlights and prolific contributions to Elon Law.

Elon Law dean: Bigger ideas needed in legal education

"Audacious is Not a Four Letter Word: Is Bold Big Enough for Legal Education?" by Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman in The University of Toledo Law Review encourages law schools to "develop a culture of distinctiveness" to address legal education's concerns about relevance, sustainability and value.

Elon Law educator invited to NCBA leadership program

Marissa Meredith, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, is one of 16 attorneys participating in the 2019 North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy for emerging legal leaders who want to enhance interpersonal and communication skills.

Board of Trustees promotes two Elon Law scholars 

Enrique Armijo and Thomas J. Molony were among the Elon University faculty promoted to full professor on March 11 by the university's Board of Trustees.

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