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 advisory board members honored for professionalism

Rhoda Bryan Billings and Henry E. Frye each received a Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award from the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. 

Encouraging pro bono legal work in North Carolina

In a January presentation to the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, two Elon Law Leadership Fellows shared their research into the many ways law firms around the United States support attorneys who provide free legal advice to those in need.

Faith Rivers James presents on Elon Law leadership program

The law school's associate dean of experiential education and leadership took part in two programs organized as part of the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Elon Law alum sworn in as N.C. District Court judge

In a ceremony attended by some of North Carolina’s legal elite, Carrie Vickery L’09 took her oath of office Thursday to serve Forsyth County as a District Court judge, making her to first alum to ascend to the bench since Elon Law first opened a decade ago.

NBC's Ronan Farrow: 'This community ... has the power to take risks'

In his recent visit to Elon Law, the Yale Law graduate and former American diplomat praised students for keeping a focus on "real-world problems" that their future degrees will help them to address.

Legal group honors Elon Law students, Advisory Board member

The Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers awarded scholarships to Andreas Mosby L’17 and Vondella Smith L’17, and then presented a lifetime achievement award to retired North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye, at its inaugural gala.

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