- Scott Gaylord named Jennings Professor
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord has been named Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar in recognition of his teaching and scholarship.
- Catherine Wasson continues leadership in multinational legal writing association
Elon Law Professor Catherine Wasson has been elected to a second term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).
- Michael Rich authors “Should We Make Crime Impossible?”
Published by the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the article by Elon Law Professor Michael Rich examines benefits and costs of government mandates that aim to make some criminal conduct impossible through the use of emerging technologies.
- Elon Law faculty present at leadership roundtable
Elon Law professors Faith Rivers James and Roland Smith, and Founding Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus Leary Davis, presented at Santa Clara University School of Law’s fifth Leadership Education Roundtable.
- David Crowe speaks on genocide and law at Stetson
David M. Crowe, a professor of legal history at the School of Law, and professor of history in the department of History and Geography, gave a series of lectures at the Stetson University College of Law on March 6 and 7.
- Law professors challenge secrecy in fracking
Elon Law professor David Levine is the coauthor of a law scholars letter to the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) that supports the Commission’s groundbreaking proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations to require corporations to disclose trade secret information, like chemical ingredients, used in fracking activity in Alaska.
- David Levine speaks at four universities on law, culture and technology
Elon Law Professor David Levine presented recently at Chapman University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
- Peter Hoffman provides insight on trial advocacy nationally
In March, Elon Law Professor Peter Hoffman delivered the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute’s Seventh Annual Lecture at Michigan State University College of Law and coauthored a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) video catalog on effective depositions.
- Mike Rich presents on the perfect prevention of crime
Elon Law Professor Michael Rich presented insights from his current research about the ethics of deploying technologies that can prevent crime at the third annual works-in-progress series for internet law scholarship.
- Scott Gaylord challenges health care mandate in amicus briefs for federal courts
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord has authored amicus briefs for cases in the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals challenging the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that most employers must provide employees with health insurance that covers all Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods and sterilization procedures.
- Enrique Armijo presents on First Amendment and online communications at Stanford and Santa Clara
- Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo presented at the March 11-12 “Right to Information & Transparency in the Digital Age” conference at Stanford University and the March 16 “Internet Law Works-in-Progress” series at Santa Clara University School of Law.
- Tom Molony delivers annual North Carolina business law update
- Elon Law Professor Tom Molony delivered his fourth consecutive North Carolina Business Law Update at the annual meeting of the Business Law and International Law and Practice Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association, held February 22.
- Tom Molony authors business law article for NCBA publication
- Elon Law Professor Tom Molony highlights significant Delaware and North Carolina court cases in a February “Business Law Developments” article for members of the Business Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).
- Andy Haile coauthors article on e-commerce taxation
A March 11 State Tax Notes article by Elon Law Professor Andy Haile, University of California-Berkeley School of Law Professor David Gamage and University of California Hastings College of the Law Professor Darien Shanske examines proposed federal legislation to address restrictions on states to collect sales or use taxes on electronic commerce.
- George Johnson delivers Bennett College Charter Day Convocation address
George R. Johnson, Jr., dean and professor of law at Elon University School of Law, said at the March 14 ceremony that Bennett College was a “rare and special place where women learn they can be all they want to be, all that their talents and their effort will allow them.”
- Scott Gaylord and Tom Molony publish on mandatory speech-and-display requirements
- The Connecticut Law Review recently published, “Casey and a Woman’s Right to Know: Ultrasounds, Informed Consent, and the First Amendment,” authored by Elon Law Professors Scott Gaylord and Tom Molony.
- Michael Rich publishes on criminal informants in American Criminal Law Review
- The article, “Lessons of Disloyalty in the World of Criminal Informants,” by Elon Law Professor Michael Rich, has been published in volume 49 of Georgetown University Law Center’s American Criminal Law Review.
- Eric Fink provides commentary on corporate, labor and employment law
- Elon Law Professor Eric Fink has provided public service and commentary recently on matters ranging from the role of local governments in addressing the influence of corporations on public policy formation to the legal ethics of unpaid law firm internships.
- David Levine presents at NYU School of Law
- Elon Law Professor David Levine discussed trade secrecy law at a January 11 intellectual property law workshop hosted by New York University School of Law.
- Michael Rich discusses criminal law on Higher Education Today
- Elon Law Professor Michael Rich recently discussed philosophical concerns about the deployment of emerging technologies capable of preventing crime on the Washington, D.C. based television program Higher Education Today.
- John Alexander analyzes the future of media in the digital age
- A Carolina Business Review panel discussion featuring Elon Law Professor John Alexander aired on UNC-TV and on several stations of South Carolina’s public educational broadcasting network in January and February.
- In My Words: When preventing crime stunts moral growth
- Should we keep people from being able to choose to break the law? Associate Professor Michael Rich poses the question in a newspaper column.
- Enrique Armijo to participate in U.S.-sponsored delegation advising Myanmar on press law
- Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo will travel to Myanmar (Burma), beginning December 15, as part of a State Department-funded team of experts that will be working with the Myanmar government and civil society there to draft a new press law and other communications-related legislation.
- Enrique Armijo speaks on digital communications law at UNC Center for Media Law & Policy
- Exploring topics such as kill switches and smart mobs, Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo presented research on the ways in which government control over communications infrastructure can pose a threat to free speech.
- David Levine presents internationally on transparency and global trade agreements
- Elon Law Professor David Levine recently presented in The Hague, Netherlands and in Auckland, New Zealand, speaking about the importance of transparency in international trade negotiations and about the negative impacts of secrecy in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
- Scott Gaylord publishes op-eds on judicial recusal
- In Charlotte Observer and Winston-Salem Journal op-ed articles, Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord disputes recent requests for N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby to recuse himself from an upcoming case.
- Elon Law Faculty Report 2011-2012
- The annual Elon Law Faculty Report highlights scholarly and service contributions of the faculty at Elon University School of Law. This edition includes profiles of professors Peter Hoffman, Tom Molony, Michael Rich and Catherine Wasson, an introduction of new faculty members, news highlights about the significant professional and public service rendered by faculty members in the past year, and a report on scholarly publications of the faculty during the 2011-12 academic year.
- Leary Davis publishes on leadership education in law schools
- Discussing competence, leadership and lawyering, Elon University School of Law Founding Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus Leary Davis describes Elon Law's program of legal education in an article that was recently published in the Santa Clara Law Review.
- David Crowe presents on war crimes and command responsibility
- Elon Law Professor of Legal History David M. Crowe examined the question of how far up the chain of command responsibility for war crimes go, in a presentation at the German Studies Association annual conference in Wisconsin on October 5.
- Professors Gaylord, Levine and Rich offer legal insight for news media
- Elon Law Professors Scott Gaylord, David Levine and Michael Rich provided commentary and analysis for Yes! Weekly, Slate and the News and Observer, respectively, on the subjects of super PACs, voting machines and criminal informants.
- David Levine’s scholarship published in Michigan and North Carolina law reviews
- Continuing his work on trade, secrecy and freedom of information laws, Elon Law Professor David Levine authored articles published in the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review.
- Catherine Wasson: Building a strong legal communications and research program
- Buried within the ceases and desists, the whereases and heretofores of any ponderous legal document is a clear thought trying to get out. As an associate professor of law and director of the legal method and communication program at Elon, Catherine Wasson’s job is to make sure law students leave the school able to research thoroughly and write clearly.
- Michael Rich: Asking the question, “Should we make crime impossible?”
- While growing up, Michael Rich was, by his own admission, a nerdy kid who was interested in science fiction, particularly the works of Ray Bradbury. As an associate professor of law at Elon, his most recent research has taken him into an area that only Bradbury and other futuristic writers could foresee.
- Tom Molony: Bringing clarity to securities regulation
- In a time when the United States often seems to be torn apart by partisan battles over the role of the federal government, Associate Professor of Law Tom Molony is focusing on more pragmatic questions about government regulation of the securities markets.
- Peter Hoffman: Adapting skills education to changes in the practice of law
- It’s not enough for Peter T. Hoffman that clinical and skills classes have become a vibrant and important part of legal education. Hoffman, a professor of law and director of the skills program at Elon, is pushing for more.
- Highlights of Elon Law faculty 2011-'12 public service, commentary and analysis
- In addition to teaching and scholarship, the Elon Law faculty enrich public understanding of law and contribute to the formation of law and policy through service in international and national organizations, correspondence with policymakers in executive and legislative branches of government and public commentary. In 2011-12, analysis by Elon Law faculty reached more than 200 million people through a variety of national and international news outlets.
- Elon Law faculty 2011-'12 publications
- Elon Law faculty members published books, books chapters, essays and scholarly articles last year, including articles in the following law journals: American University International Law Review, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, First Amendment Law Review, Hamline Law Review, John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law, Journal of Law, Information and Science, International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Trade and Business Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Mississippi Law Journal, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, New York Law School Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Santa Clara Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Uniform Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review.
- Faith Rivers James publishes “Leadership and Social Justice Lawyering”
- Elon Law Professor and Director of Leadership Programs Faith Rivers James authored an article published in the Santa Clara Law Review. In the article, titled, “Leadership and Social Justice Lawyering,” (52 Santa Clara L. Rev. 971 (2012)), Rivers James discusses the role of lawyers in social justice movements and specific case studies, which exemplify the necessary skills to achieve success in various areas of legal practice.
- Scott Gaylord publishes on judicial selection in Michigan State Law Review
- The most recent addition to Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord’s scholarly work on judicial selection includes publication in the Michigan State Law Review. The article, titled, “Unconventional Wisdom: The Roberts Court’s Proper Support of Judicial Elections,” (2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1521) was published in the law review’s 2011 edition.
- Law faculty featured in President’s Report
- Elon University President Leo M. Lambert’s 2012 President's Report features video interviews and reports about the accomplishments of law professors Eric Fink and Henry Gabriel. The 2011 report spotlighted the activities of law professors Helen Grant and David Levine.
- Catherine Wasson publishes article on legal education in the Touro Law Review
- Elon Law Professor Catherine Wasson has co-authored an article published in the Touro Law Review that applies research in psychology to teaching evaluation practices in legal education.
- Scott Gaylord analyzes judicial selection on NPR
- The Diane Rehm Show, a Peabody award winning radio show with 2.2 million weekly listeners across more than 190 National Public Radio (NPR) affiliated stations, featured Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord on the Sept. 5 edition, “Fairness in State Courts: Electing vs. Appointing State Judges.”
- Elon Law welcomes four faculty members
- Enrique Armijo, James G. Exum, Jr., Keith McCrickard and Hannah Vaughan join the 2012-13 full time faculty of Elon University School of Law.
- Steve Friedland presents and publishes on constitutional law, criminal law and evidence
- Elon Law Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland recently presented at Poitiers University in Paris, France on the politicization of the Supreme Court. New editions of books about evidence that he co-authored were published recently as well.
- Michael Rich publishes on safeguards to protect criminal informants
- The article “Brass Rings and Red-Headed Stepchildren: Protecting Active Criminal Informants” by Elon Law Professor Michael Rich has been published in the American University Law Review.
- Michael Rich publishes op-ed in The New York Times
- Elon Law Professor Michael Rich examines “the perfect prevention of crime” in an August 7 New York Times op-ed.
- Tom Molony examines security-based swap agreements in recent publication
- Elon Law Professor Thomas Molony published an article titled, “Still Floating: Security-Based Swap Agreements After Dodd-Frank,” in the latest issue of the Seton Hall Law Review.
- David Levine authors article for Slate on trade and secrecy
- Elon Law professor David Levine calls for more transparency among negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a Slate.com article, published July 30.
- Elon Law Professor Andy Haile provides analysis of Colorado’s “Amazon” law
- In a tax analysis report issued July 3 by State Tax Today, Elon Law Professor Andy Haile offers perspective on the constitutionality of Colorado’s “Amazon” law, which requires remote (online) sellers (like Amazon) to report to the Colorado Department of Revenue sales made to Colorado residents. This would allow the state to collect taxes due on those sales.