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 & 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.
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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- Elon Law graduate honored with top leadership award
The David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism, bestowed annually at Elon University School of Law’s Commencement, recognizes one student in each graduating class for embodying the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.
- Elon Law Leadership Fellows share details of Capstone projects
A dozen Fellows in the Class of December 2017 recently shared with first-year students the details of projects aimed at improving the community while strengthening their own leader lawyer skills.
- Elon Law students honored by regional legal group
The Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers awarded scholarships this fall to Areion Gamble, Nicole Opata and Charles Sexton for their achievements in law school and "characteristics that indicate their future success as attorneys."
- Elon Law student selected for First Liberty Fellowship program
Mia Faith Chamberlain, a Leadership Fellow with a passion "to advocate and defend religious freedom for all," will spend a week this fall in Washington, D.C., to network with professionals involved in protecting religious freedom in the United States.
- Elon Law career advisor selected for regional leadership program
Jennifer Mencarini in the Office of Career & Student Development is among 45 emerging business, education, and civic leaders taking part in Leadership Greensboro's Class of 2018.
- Elon Law honors N.C. Court of Appeals judge
The Hon. Robert N. Hunter Jr., a Greensboro native highly respected by attorneys across North Carolina for his service to the state, received Elon Law's 2017 Leadership in the Law Award.