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

Chris Leupold named Isabella Cannon Leadership Professor

The endowed professorship is funded by the estate of the late Isabella Cannon ’24, a former mayor of Raleigh, N.C.

At the SEC, helping to safeguard investors

Jessica Chong in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

A calling to protect victims of domestic violence

Samantha Mungro in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession

Carving a path to corporate law via the IRS

Andreas Mosby in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

Protecting the environment with the EPA

Janelle Wendorf in the Class of December 2017 is the latest to be featured in a series of profiles on Elon Law students whose summer internships offer them new insights and knowledge into the legal profession.

Ragan Riddle L'17 honored with Elon Law's top leadership award

Bestowed at Commencement, the David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism recognizes graduating students in each class who embody the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.

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