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.
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.
In the second-year course, Public Law and Leadership, Elon students learn to work together in teams to tackle legal problems for nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The course gives students an opportunity to exercise leadership in the public arena with actual clients.
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.
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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- Law students advise nonprofit clients in leadership course
Second-year law students provided legal insights and solutions for nonprofit organizations that serve low-income, homeless and arts communities, through Elon University School of Law’s 2013 Public Law and Leadership course.
- First-year students study leadership in the law through problem solving
First-year Elon Law students engaged in leadership education through the law school's nationally unique Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism course during Winter Term.
- Journal of Leadership and the Law publishes video interview with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
- Ernest Lewis, Jr. L'15, a Leadership Fellow at Elon Law, discussed lawyering, leadership, politics and diversity in higher education with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx during his visit to the law school on November 13, 2012.
- Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx says polarization infecting politics
- Delivering Elon Law's fall 2012 Bryan Leadership Lecture on Nov. 13, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said bipartisanship and public-private collaboration are key to solving local and national challenges.
- Fred Lind receives Elon Law’s Leadership in the Law Award
- At a September 19 luncheon in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, law school dean George R. Johnson, Jr. presented Guilford County Public Defender Frederick G. Lind with Elon Law’s 2012 Leadership in the Law Award.
- Elon Law welcomes 12 new Leadership Fellows
- Nine members of the Class of 2015 have been selected as Leadership Fellows at Elon University School of Law. Three members of the Class of 2014 have joined the Fellows program as well, bringing the total number of student and alumni Leadership Fellows to 37.