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 mourns passing of Elon Law Founding Dean Leary Davis

F. Leary Davis, Jr. led efforts from 2004-2008 to launch Elon University School of Law in downtown Greensboro and earn it provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association at the earliest possible date.

Elon Law welcomes new LMC Fellows for 2017-19

Drew Simshaw and Heather Gram join the law school’s Legal Method & Communication Program on a two-year fellowship to teach legal writing to incoming students.

A deeper dive into the use of trade secrecy and startups

In a June seminar in Australia, Elon Law’s David S. Levine shared preliminary results of an empirical study assessing when and why software and biotechnology startups now use secrecy laws – rather than filing for patents or copyrights – to protect their intellectual property.

Elon Law names new director of first-year legal writing program

Professor Sue Liemer served from 1998-2000 as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and served a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute.

Elon Law professor's article selected for popular legal textbook

Associate Dean Enrique Armijo’s legal critique of the "ample alternative channels of communication" principle will be featured in the next edition of an annual guide frequently cited by First Amendment scholars and attorneys.

FOX 8 features Elon Law professor studying innovation in legal education

Steve Friedland, associate dean for innovation in engaged learning in law, spoke with veteran journalist Bob Buckley of "The Buckley Report" about ongoing research at Elon Law focused on improvements to legal education. 

Elon Law hosts design-thinking workshop on legal education

Leading educators and innovators from North Carolina and beyond visited downtown Greensboro on May 12, 2017, for a program focused on improving American legal education.

Elon Law professor shares expertise with international audiences

A scholar of international property law, Professor Henry Gabriel has traveled to Europe and Asia this spring for educational and legal advocacy work related to his areas of expertise.

'One of the greatest privileges I have had'

The Hon. James G. Exum Jr., who steps away from teaching this spring after serving Elon Law as Distinguished Professor of the Judicial Process, was recognized during a May 10 awards luncheon that celebrated Elon University educators, mentors and retiring professors.

Elon Law professor remembered for generosity & kindness

Students and colleagues at a celebration of life praised Michael L. Rich, the university's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar and an associate professor who died in December, for his selflessness, his passion for teaching and research, and his deep love of family.  

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