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

Chris Leupold named Executive Leadership Coach at Elon Law

An expert in organizational psychology and leadership development with more than 20 years of applied experience in corporate settings, Elon University Professor Chris Leupold will lead executive coaching and Fellows initiatives for the nationally recognized leadership program at Elon Law.

Faith Rivers James named Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Leadership at Elon Law

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman today announced Professor of Law Faith Rivers James as Elon Law’s first associate dean for experiential learning and leadership. In this role, Rivers James will provide guidance and coordination for the law school’s experiential learning initiatives, including externships, residencies, clinics and the school’s nationally recognized leadership program.

Henry Gabriel advances uniform state law and private international law

Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel represented the State of North Carolina at the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission. He was also a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Working Group on Electronic Commerce. In addition, he was reappointed by the U.S. State Department to another term as a member of the State Department Advisory Committee for Private International Law.

Elon Law professor and two alumni among North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy graduates

Christopher Anglin L’11, Mital Patel L’09 and Elon Law Professor Hannah Vaughan, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, were among 16 attorneys recognized in June for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

David Levine questions “right to be forgotten” in Slate

In a July 22 Slate column, Elon Law Professor David S. Levine calls for deeper consideration of a new online "right to be forgotten" articulated by a European Union court in May.

Enrique Armijo named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law center

Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo has accepted an invitation to become an Affiliated Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Scott Gaylord represents N.C. legislature in petition to U.S. Supreme Court

Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord was retained by the North Carolina House and Senate, through the legislature’s Speaker and President Pro Tem, to represent the State in its efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibits North Carolina from issuing “Choose Life” specialty license plates.

David Levine selected as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton 

Elon Law Professor David S. Levine, an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, has accepted a position as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy for 2014-15. 

Howard Katz engages history, Constitution and future of legal education

Elon Law Professor Howard Katz was one of 25 professors and the only full-time law faculty member to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NIH) program on Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American republic. He was also selected as one of 22 law professors and deans to participate in a Wolters Kluwer conference on the future of legal education. 

Enrique Armijo engages FCC urging First Amendment rights for users of government-run online networks

Drawing from his scholarship about the application of the First Amendment to new technologies, Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo submitted a July 9 filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality proceeding.

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