Steven Friedland, professor of law and senior scholar
(336) 279-9224, sfriedland2@elon.edu

Elon Law Professor Steven FriedlandSteven Friedland was a founding faculty member at Elon Law School after teaching at several other schools, including the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, as well as Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he served as a professor of law for more than a decade. Friedland was elected to the American Law Institute in 2010, named to the board of trustees for the Law School Admissions Council in 2012 and to the Lexis Publishing Company Advisory Board the same year.  He has received teaching awards at three different law schools, as well as a "teacher of the year" award for all of NSU. Friedland has co-authored several Constitutional Law, Evidence Law, and Criminal Procedure textbooks, as well as three books on law school teaching.  He is a national leader and speaker on law school teaching, and has advised the Japan Legal Foundation about starting law schools in Japan and Afghanistan law professors as part of a U.S. A.I.D. project on law teaching in that country. He was one of twenty-six law teachers included in the Harvard University Press book by Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerry Hess, What the Best Law Teachers Do.

While in practice, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. At Elon, he is director of the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law (CELL). He is on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Law School Teaching and has taught in the North Carolina Leadership Academy and the Florida Judicial College. Friedland has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a master of laws and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Dollard Fellow in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry.

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Recent news:

FOX 8 WGHP News features Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland on privacy rights - Feb. 24, 2014

FOX 8 WGHP News features Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland on protecting your privacy - Feb. 25, 2014

Steven Friedland develops experiential learning in the law school classroom

Steven Friedland named one of the nation’s best law teachers

Elon Law faculty explore WikiLeaks in launch of Hot Topics series

Steve Friedland presents on innovation in legal education at Western Law

Steve Friedland publishes article in The Law Teacher

Steve Friedland presents on criminal law and procedure at NCBA meeting

Steve Friedland elected to The American Law Institute

Steve Friedland speaks to North Carolina District Court judges on developments in hearsay law

Elon Law students experience CSI in the classroom

Elon hosts Teaching Law for Engaged Learning Conference

Steve Friedland speaks with WFMY News on jury selection and the effects of prosecutorial misconduct in prior cases

Catherine Dunham and Steve Friedland co-author journal article on modernizing legal education in the 21st Century

Elon Law faculty and staff present at U.K. conference on legal education

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

Steven Friedland co-authors book for lawyers enrolled in U.S. Master of Laws programs

Elon Law professors Steve Friedland, Scott Gaylord, and Howard Katz provide insight into Supreme Court nomination hearings through N.C. media

Steve Friedland co-authors book on constitutional law

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Center for Engaged Learning in the Law (CELL)