- David Levine leads national effort for transparency in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
By co-authoring a Nov. 14 intellectual property law scholars letter to President Obama and Congress, as well as a front page Dec. 6 column in the Los Angeles and San Francisco editions of the Daily Journal, California’s largest legal newspaper, Elon Law Professor David S. Levine continued to detail implications of secrecy in international law making.
- Henry Gabriel elected to third term on UNIDROIT governing council
With 63 member states, UNIDROIT seeks to harmonize law across the globe through international conventions and the production of model laws. Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel was the sole candidate from the United States, having been nominated to the governing council by the United States Department of State.
- North Carolina Lawyers Weekly spotlights Steve Friedland for being named one of the nation’s best law teachers
Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland, who was featured as one of the nation’s 26 best law teachers in a recent book, shares insights about effective teaching in the December 4 edition of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
- Patricia Perkins and Catherine Wasson present on the correlation between writing skills and law school success
Elon Law Professors Patricia C. Perkins and Catherine J. Wasson presented results of their preliminary research on the relationship between writing skills and law school success at the North and South Carolina Legal Writing and Research Colloquium, held at the University of South Carolina.
- Henry Gabriel publishes and presents on international commercial law
Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel recently presented at law schools in St. Louis, Japan and the United Kingdom, as well as publishing scholarship in the Journal of Arbitration Studies.
- Tom Molony presents at forum exploring Roe v. Wade at fortieth anniversary
Elon Law Professor Tom Molony presented at a Nov. 7-8 symposium of Washington and Lee University School of Law.
- David Levine advances research on transparency and intellectual property law
Elon Law Professor David S. Levine recently presented at a conference on transparency in Paris and a conference on drones at NYU School of Law. He also continued his advocacy for transparency in fracking, wrote about NSA spying and net neutrality, and published insights about effective teaching and mentoring in legal education.
- Scott Gaylord provides analysis of legal issues in Greece v. Galloway
Elon Law professor and Constitional Law scholar Scott Gaylord has provided analysis for several news organizations about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Town of Greece, N.Y. v Galloway.
- David Crowe delivers invited lectures at Chapman University
One of the world's top authories on the Holocaust visited the California school for a week in early October.
- Enrique Armijo advances international freedom of expression
Assistant Professor of Law Enrique Armijo has taken on an advocacy role at an international level through his freedom of expression work in Rwanda, Jordan, Yemen and other countries throughout the Middle East and South America. His most recent work is in Myanmar (Burma), which is in the midst of democratic reforms after 50 years of oppressive military rule.
- Steven Friedland develops experiential learning in the law school classroom
Professor of Law Steven Friedland is on a mission to boost experiential learning in law school classrooms through hands-on techniques like simulations, role-playing, small group problem solving and interactive workshops. His teaching “team” includes fingerprint experts, K-9 police officers and their dogs, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Elon Law graduates.
- Scott Gaylord examines First Amendment rights regarding freedoms of speech and religion
The recent scholarship of Constitutional Law expert Scott Gaylord examines the scope of First Amendment speech and religious liberty under the Roberts Court.
- Heather Scavone prepares students for practice and serves the most vulnerable
Each semester, Heather Scavone, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, oversees upper level law students who represent refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, parolees and victims of human trafficking with federal immigration benefits.
- Highlights of faculty service
In addition to teaching and scholarship, Elon Law faculty members enrich public understanding of law and contribute to the legal profession through a variety of professional service and public commentary. Some of the faculty’s contributions during the 2012-13 academic year are featured here.
- Elon Law faculty publications - 2012-'13
Elon Law faculty members published books, books chapters, essays and scholarly articles last year, including articles in the following law journals: American Criminal Law Review, American University Law Review, Berkeley Business Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Tax Law, Connecticut Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Macquarie Journal of Business Law, Michigan State Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Santa Clara Law Review, Seton Hall Law Review, South Texas Law Review, Touro Law Review, Uniform Law Review, University of San Francisco Law Review, and University of Toledo Law Review.
- Tom Molony’s scholarship on fraud and securities transactions published in Santa Clara Law Review
In a recently published article, Elon Law Professor Tom Molony identifies ambiguities in federal law and judicial frameworks that have attempted to define when fraudulent activity is connected to securities transactions. Molony’s article also poses solutions to the lack of clarity in this area of law.
- Faith Rivers James publishes on nonprofit governance
The Berkeley Business Law Journal has published scholarship by Elon Law Professor Faith Rivers James focusing on demographic diversity as a strategy for nonprofits to achieve better corporate governance and organizational performance.
- David Crowe authors journal article on the 'Tibet question'
"Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity" published the Elon University professor's history of relations between China and Tibet leaders - and what it all means for the West.
- Scott Gaylord engages Town of Greece v. Galloway
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord recently authored an amicus curiae brief and provided public analysis of the pending U.S. Supreme Court establishment clause case Town of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway.
- Faith Rivers James featured in Elon’s 2013 President’s Report
Professor of Law and Director of Leadership Programs Faith Rivers James is one of 10 faculty members featured in the university's 2013 President's Report.
- David Levine advances scholarship and service on fracking and spying
In recent weeks, Elon Law professor David S. Levine continued his work on the impacts of secrecy in hydraulic fracturing operations and ramifications of NSA spying, including a Sept. 20 article in Slate.
- Book examines the influence of the classics on leading black authors
Associate Professor Eric Ashley Hairston's latest project takes a deeper look at the way antiquity shaped the ideas of early African-American scholars & writers whose works challenged whites' justification of slavery and disparagement.
- Henry Gabriel advances scholarship on uniform commercial law
Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel’s scholarship in domestic and international commercial law has been published recently in a book and several law journal articles.
- Steven Friedland named one of the nation’s best law teachers
A new book names Elon Law Professor Steven Friedland one of the 26 “best law teachers” in the United States.
- Elon Law Faculty Development Lecture Series supports scholarly inquiry
Elon was pleased to welcome nine accomplished law professors to present scholarly works-in-progress during the 2012-‘13 academic year, on subjects ranging from transnational anti-corruption laws to tax law to the intersection of art, commercial speech and trademark law.
- Scott Gaylord authors column for New York Times
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord contributed to the Room for Debate section of the New York Times, writing about the changing power dynamics between state and federal government.
- Scott Gaylord provides analysis of abortion laws for Minnesota Public Radio and The Washington Post
Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord offered insights about recent state legislation and court decisions related to abortion laws this week.
- Michael Rich presents at Law and Society annual meeting
Elon Law Professor Michael Rich presented on technologies that can prevent crime and immigration law enforcement at the June meeting in Boston.
- Peter Hoffman continues national leadership in trial advocacy instruction
In 2013, Elon Law Professor Peter Hoffman has delivered numerous lectures and administered foreign and domestic training in trial procedure and advocacy.
- David Crowe presents on International Military Tribunals
David M. Crowe, professor of legal history at Elon Law and professor of history at Elon University, presented scholarship at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies and the annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities.
- Scott Gaylord questions need for public financing of judicial elections
In a June 24 opinion column in the News & Observer, Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord writes that judicial elections strengthen the legitimacy of the judiciary and that public financing of judicial elections is unnecessary.
- Howard Katz co-authors Constitutional Law textbook
“Constitutional Law: Cases in Context,” coauthored Georgetown Law Center Professor Randy E. Barnett and Elon Law Professor Howard E. Katz was published by Wolters Kluwer in June.
- Tom Molony examines securities fraud in recent scholarship
In an article published by the Cleveland State Law Review, Elon Law Professor Tom Molony explores whether false or misleading advertisements primarily directed to consumers qualify as securities fraud.
- Andy Haile’s “Sales Tax Exceptionalism” published in Columbia Journal of Tax Law
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law Andy Haile questions divergent standards applied to sales and corporate income taxes in his most recent scholarship.
- David Levine authors article for Slate on cybersecurity and transparency
Elon Law professor David Levine calls for more transparency among negotiators and lawmakers concerning U.S. reaction to threats of Chinese cyber espionage in a Slate.com article published June 12.
- Andrew Haile named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Andrew Haile, Associate Professor of Law and formerly Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Elon University School of Law by Dean George R. Johnson, Jr.
- David Levine speaks at two forums on information, technology and media
Elon Law Professor David Levine presented recently at Albany School of Law and MIT.
- 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).