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 alumni named to leadership program

Five graduates of Elon University School of Law were among 16 attorneys selected for the North Carolina Bar Association's Leadership Academy, a program designed to "help young lawyers become more effective leaders in their communities." 

Elon Law students selected for prestigious NCBA internship program

Ahmed Mohamed, Chris Tarpley and Tyrra Walker - members of Elon Law’s Class of 2019 - accepted distinguished work placements as part of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program.

Elon Law pays tribute to Faith Rivers James

The longtime associate dean for experiential education and leadership stepped down from Elon Law in January after joining The Citadel in South Carolina as assistant provost for leadership and department head of Leadership Studies.

Elon Law elects Student Bar Association leaders

The executive board and class representatives will help lead a governing body that serves as the umbrella organization for other law school organizations and committees.

Leupold Named to editorial advisory board

Chris Leupold, Isabella Cannon Professor of Leadership, will be working with the Journal of Leadership Education.

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.