Center for Law and Humanities

Academic Programs

The Center for Law and Humanities will sponsor or jointly participate in a variety of programs each year, including academic courses, symposia, and special lectures. Please check regularly for updates and additions.

Law School Courses

LAW 701-A Law and Humanities

Undergraduate Courses

English 260: Literature and the Law

Pre-Law Program

The Prelaw Program at Elon University provides broad and flexible advising program for students interested in law school, as well as opportunities to participate on the mock trial team and a Phi Alpha Delta chapter.

Pre-Law @ Elon web site

Mock Trial Team

The Elon Mock Trial team competes nationally as part of the American Mock Trial Association. Since 2003, students have learned first hand about the work of trial attorneys, to understand the judicial system, and to develop and enhance critical thinking  and communication skills.

Each competition season, Elon will compete in 5-6 tournaments. A tournament consists of four trials, alternating between prosecution (or plaintiff) and defense teams. Each team consists of 6-8 members, six of whom will actually compete at any given time (three as attorneys, three as witnesses).  Each trial focuses on a single case which governs competition for the entire year, alternating anually between a criminal or civil legal issue.

Mock Trial at Elon site