Faculty

Eric Fink, Associate Professor of Law
(336) 279-9334, efink@elon.edu

Elon Law Professor Eric FinkEric Fink teaches in the areas of civil procedure, professional responsibility, labor & employment law, food & agriculture law, and consumer protection. His research explores legal problems, institutions, and practices from a sociological perspective. His recent publications have addressed legal and ethical issues surrounding unpaid law firm internships, worker self-management in public services, emergent conceptions of law and order in an online virtual world, and law student participation in online social networks. Current projects examine loan servicing and debt collection practices under the federal student loan program, the economic impact of the federal "Secure Communities" immigration enforcement program North Carolina counties, and union organizing and activism among workers lacking collective bargaining rights.

Before joining the Elon faculty, Fink taught legal writing at Stanford Law School, and practiced law in San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has also taught at St. Joseph’s University, University of Chicago and The Anglo-American College in the Czech Republic. He has a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in sociology from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from New York University School of Law, and was a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Chicago.

Outside the law school, he is involved in community organizing and activism on issues including workers' rights, food access, and police accountability. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, playing guitar, and cooking.

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RECENT NEWS

Eric Fink and Roland Zullo co-author report recommending new federal student loan servicing structure

Eric Fink elected to the Board of Directors of the Renaissance Community Co-Op

Eric Fink provides analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decision in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk

Eric Fink provides commentary on corporate, labor and employment law

Elon Law faculty explore WikiLeaks in launch of Hot Topics series

Betty Morgan and Eric Fink present workshop on legal issues in internships

Elon faculty named to endowed professorships

Eric Fink presents on virtual worlds and copyright law at FutureWeb WWW2010 Conference

Greensboro and Sunshine Center Join for Open Government Presentation

Eric Fink delivers address on U.S. labor movement at Mitchell Community College

Eric Fink provides insight into employment law, employee use of Twitter for WFMY News 2

Eric Fink guest blogs for "The Faculty Lounge"

Seven members of Elon Law’s faculty present at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2009 Conference