The Leadership Program

Building a new generation of lawyer-leaders

Elon Law prepares its graduates to be not only successful lawyers who can excel at the highest levels of the profession, but also leading contributors to the well-being of the region, nation and world. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum that allows students to develop extensive legal knowledge, taught by a faculty with a passion for innovative teaching, the school also provides students with in-depth skills training, teamwork experiences, opportunities for direct client engagement and an innovative Preceptor Program through which experienced lawyers from a broad range of practice settings mentor law students. We invite you to learn more about Elon Law's Leadership Program through the video series below, featuring students, alumni, faculty, and founders of the law school.

Read an article about the Leadership Program from Elon Law's 2013 annual report.

Year one

Working with members of the faculty and with practicing lawyers through the introductory course, Lawyering, Leadership, and Professionalism, first-year students begin to learn more about themselves and how their personal values and skills will shape their professional lives.

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Year two

In the second-year course, Public Law & Leadership, Elon students learn to work together in teams to tackle legal problems for nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The course gives students a hands-on opportunity to exercise leadership in the public arena by creating legal proposals for nonprofit and government entities.

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Year three

Third year law students have the opportunity to participate in the law school's Capstone Leadership Course, applying legal knowledge and leadership skills toward initiatives of their choice that benefit the profession, the community, or society more broadly.

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Preceptor Program

One of Elon Law's most distinctive characteristics is its Preceptor Program, through which more than 50 experienced lawyers from a broad range of practice settings mentor law students.

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Leadership News

Elon Law Review announces Volume 12 editorial board

Eleven of Elon University School of Law's top students will guide the publication next year of the student-run and student-edited scholarly journal.

Elon Law elects 2019 Student Bar Association leaders

Executive board members and class representatives help lead an umbrella organization that governs other law school organizations and committees.

Famed attorney criticizes White House for rhetoric, and defends its use of power

Civil liberties lawyer and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, in a Distinguished Leadership Lecture at Elon University School of Law, said he believes a special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election might end with more criminal indictments - just not of President Donald J. Trump.

Elon Law students honored by regional legal group

The Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers awarded scholarships in October to four accomplished Elon Law students who have demonstrated a commitment to service in their communities and the profession.

Former N.C. judge: 'Extremely talented jurists' overlooked for nation's highest court

Bob Edmunds, who served on the Supreme Court of North Carolina, shared with competitors of Elon Law's Ninth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition that a lack of diverse professional backgrounds on the U.S. Supreme Court should be remedied.

N.C. legal trailblazer honored with Elon Law's highest professional award

The Hon. Henry E. Frye, a retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and a pioneering figure in North Carolina politics, was honored this month with Elon Law’s 2018 Leadership in the Law Award.

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