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 hosts conversation on leadership

Four leaders in higher education, business, and law - including Elon University President Connie Book - shared advice for young professionals who aspire to serve their communities at a Monday event co-hosted by Elon Law and Action Greensboro's "Campus Greensboro" and synerG programs.

Distinguished Leadership Lecture featuring Loretta Lynch - Feb. 28

Tickets to see Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General of the United States and an accomplished former federal prosecutor, go on sale starting February 7, 2019.

'Helpful mentor and friend' honored with top Elon Law award

The David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism, bestowed each year at Elon University School of Law’s Commencement, recognizes one student in the graduating class who embodies the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.

Awards program highlights Elon Law student success

Graduates in Elon Law’s Class of 2018 were recognized with school and professional honors for advocacy, legal writing and research, academic excellence, and excellence in service.

Elon Law Review announces Volume 12 editorial board

Eleven of Elon University School of Law's top students will guide the publication next year of the student-run and student-edited scholarly journal.

Elon Law elects 2019 Student Bar Association leaders

Executive board members and class representatives help lead an umbrella organization that governs other law school organizations and committees.

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