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

App-based on-demand services: the impact on workers 

In an Elon Law Now commentary, Professor Eric Fink, a labor and employment law expert, examines the impacts on workers of on-demand services like Uber and Taskrabbit. 

Elon Law Prof. Henry Gabriel advances international focus on financing and contract farming

Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel presented a paper Sept. 9 at the Oxford University Faculty of Law on the international financing of agricultural, construction and mining equipment. The paper will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Cape Town Academic Law Review

White-collar crimes crackdown? 

In an Elon Law Now commentary, Professor Michael Rich applauds new policy changes at the U.S. Department of Justice developed to pursue white-collar crimes more aggressively, but questions the depth of impact those changes will have. 


Fight cyber-espionage, but don’t damage trade secrecy law

Elon Law Professor David Levine kicked off Elon’s Technology and Law Speakers Series on Sept. 2 with a discussion featuring insights about evolving federal legislation designed to tackle cyber-espionage but threatening to deteriorate trade secrecy law. 

Same-sex marriage in the county clerks’ offices

In an Elon Law Now commentary, Professor Enrique Armijo examines developing laws aimed at allowing government officials to avoid performing same-sex marriages. 

The European Union, Greek debt & cultural sovereignty

In an Elon Law Now commentary, Professor Antonette Barilla reports from Europe about growing concern across the continent over the evolving strategy to address the Greek debt crisis and the viability of the European Union.

"Confidentiality creep" risks government abuse

The dangers of growing secrecy in government, for instance new North Carolina legislation to keep death penalty chemical compounds confidential from the public, forms the focus of Elon Law Professor David Levine's latest blog post for Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).

Power, morality and law enforcement

In this week’s Elon Law Now faculty commentary series, Professor Mike Rich examines legal issues involved in the nationally prominent confrontation between Sandra Bland and Texas state trooper Brian Encina. In his commentary, Rich explores whether current law relating to law enforcement powers reflects society’s moral sense on matters of police conduct.

With Gawker story, free speech and privacy collide online

Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo examines Gawker’s recent reporting and probes the line between free speech and privacy rights in an Elon Law Now commentary. 

Catherine Dunham presents on U.S. Supreme Court & health care law at statewide symposium

Elon Law Professor Catherine Dunham presented July 16 at the "U.S. Supreme Court's Health Care Term in Review" symposium hosted by The North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, the Federal Bar Association and Parker Poe.