Leadership News Archive
- 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.
- ABA president at Elon Law: 'Be prepared to outwork everyone else'
American Bar Association President Linda Klein visited Elon Law on Monday for a special luncheon with some of the school’s top students and legal leaders from the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.
- Elon Law crowns 2016 intramural moot court champs
Fifty students took part in an annual competition that challenged participants this fall to argue the merits or mistakes of prosecutorial decisions in a fictional murder case.
- Elon Law honors vice chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights with leadership award
The Hon. Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal district court judge, received Elon Law’s 2016 Leadership in the Law Award.
- Top N.C. jurists offer counsel and wisdom to Class of 2018
Three former chief justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court - today members of the Elon University School of Law Board of Advisors - shared personal and career stories to new students enrolled in an August legal leadership class.
- Elon Law students celebrate conclusion of citizenship quest
With help from the university's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Y Srai achieved a longtime goal on Aug. 19, 2016, when he took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.
- Chris Leupold presents on Elon Law's experiential curriculum
The school's Faculty Leadership Fellow shared with national leaders in engaged learning about Elon Law's Leadership Fellows Program and the way experiential education is integrated into the classroom.
- Faith Rivers James presents at legal leadership symposium
Elon University School of Law’s associate dean for experiential learning and leadership took part in a panel discussion on leadership education at a symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee College of Law.
- Elon Law welcomes five new Advisory Board members
Elon Law has added five accomplished lawyers to its national advisory board, bringing insight from decades of experience in an array of law practice areas to advance the Law School’s groundbreaking approach to legal education.
- Elon Law honors veterans
Elon Law's U.S. veterans, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, were recognized for their service at a Law School luncheon on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11.
- Leslie J. Winner recognized with Elon Law’s Leadership in the Law Award
Elon University School of Law presented Leslie J. Winner, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, with the Law School’s highest professional honor, the Leadership in the Law Award, recognizing Winner’s significant contributions to law, the legal profession and society. Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman presented the award in Charlotte, N.C. at a luncheon forum attended by lawyer-leaders from across North Carolina.
- Elon Law Leadership Fellows recognized
Elon Law welcomed 13 new Leadership Fellows and recognized the professional accomplishments of 14 returning fellows at a Sept. 2 evening reception.
- Chief Justices shed light on leadership at Elon Law
Speaking Sept. 1 with first-year law students, three former Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court, all founding Elon Law advisory board members, shared insights on judicial process, professionalism and leadership.
- National leaders to speak at Elon Law
Elon Law’s Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation will feature two-term Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak and ESPN broadcaster and attorney Jay Bilas.
- A call for socially conscious lawyers at Elon Law's MLK forum
Speakers at Elon Law’s seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. forum encouraged lawyers and law students to stand tall in their actions to address civil and political rights both in law school and in their legal careers.
- Innovative work of Elon Law students featured on FOX 8 News
Law students working on legal recommendations to transform how condemned and vacant homes are revitalized were featured Jan. 6 on WGHP Fox 8 News.
- Chief Justice Mark Martin recognized with Elon Law’s Leadership in the Law Award
Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman presented Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, with Elon Law’s highest professional honor, the Leadership in the Law Award, recognizing Martin’s significant contributions to law, the legal profession and society.
- 2013 Journal of Leadership and the Law published
The third edition of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law, published October 1, highlights a recent publication of John Alexander, former President of the Center for Creative Leadership and Distinguished Leadership Coach In Residence at Elon Law.
- National Law Journal features Elon in report on the rise of business education in law schools
Elon is one of five law schools profiled for “getting serious about business skills” in the National Law Journal’s September 23 special report on law schools.
- Charles L. Becton receives Leadership in the Law Award
At a September 18 luncheon in Raleigh, N.C., hosted by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and Elon University School of Law, law school dean George R. Johnson, Jr. presented The Hon. Charles L. Becton with Elon Law’s 2013 Leadership in the Law Award.
- Elon Law welcomes 10 new Leadership Fellows
Eight members of the Class of 2016 have been selected as Leadership Fellows at Elon University School of Law. Two members of the Class of 2015 have joined the Fellows program as well, bringing the total number of student and alumni Leadership Fellows to 46.
- Elon Law’s Leadership Program selected for national award
The Leadership Program at Elon University School of Law has been named a 2013 recipient of the American Bar Association’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
- 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.
- Law students advise nonprofits in leadership course
- Elon Law's winter-term Public Law and Leadership course partnered second-year students with four nonprofit organizations to help solve real legal issues while providing students with hands on experience.
- Justice, ethics and professionalism examined in first-year leadership course
- The January 2012 Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism course at Elon Law encouraged first-year students to explore practical and theoretical aspects of leadership and professionalism.
- Leadership Fellows help homeless in winter term project
- Students at Elon Law helped residents of Greensboro obtain nearly $3,000 in health and personal care items.
- Elon law and undergraduate students collaborate to explore social justice
- On Oct. 8, Elon Law's Leadership Fellows hosted a forum for more than 30 undergraduate Leadership Fellows from Elon University to discuss social justice issues. The theme of the forum was,"Think Globally, Act Locally."
- Michael T. Marshall and Karen McKeithen Schaede receive Elon Law’s first Leadership in the Law Award
- On Oct. 14, law school dean George R. Johnson, Jr. announced that Greensboro attorneys Mike Marshall and Karen McKeithen Schaede are the recipients of Elon University School of Law's 2011 Leadership in the Law Award. The award recognizes lawyers who make outstanding contributions to the profession and to society.
- Leadership Roundtable - Sept. 20
- Leadership Fellows at Elon Law invite members of the Elon Law community to the first Leadership Roundtable of the semester. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12:15 until 12:45 p.m. in room 204.
- Elon Law welcomes seven Leadership Fellows from the Class of 2014
- Seven members of the Class of 2014 have been selected as Leadership Fellows at Elon University School of Law. They are: Landra Cunningham, Tyrone A. Davis II, Caroline Johnson, Benjamin A. Kempton, David Lambert, Brenna Ragghianti, and Andrew Davidson Realon.
- Exploring justice and the role of the lawyer
- Through Elon Law’s winter-term course, Lawyering, Leadership & Professionalism, first-year law students explored personal and professional attributes valued in the profession.
- David Gergen highlights Elon Law’s emphasis on leadership and service in remarks at North Carolina Bar Association annual meeting
- Delivering the keynote address at the 2010 North Carolina Bar Association annual meeting, held in Wilmington, N.C. June 24-27, and through remarks at Elon Law’s reception for alumni and friends at the meeting, David Gergen recognized the importance of civic leadership initiatives being advanced by the NCBA and by Elon Law.
- New video series explores Elon Law’s leadership program
- A five-part video series exploring Elon University School of Law’s leadership program has been published on the law school's website. The series features Elon Law faculty, students, alumni, and founders of the law school describing the value of the leadership program and its substance across three years of law study.
- Elon Law welcomes seven new Leadership Fellows from the Class of 2013
- Seven members of the Class of 2013 have been selected as Leadership Fellows at Elon University School of Law. They are: Pamela Boeka, Sherea D. Burnett, Janison Anne Dillon, Shoshana Fried, Jennifer Imediegwu, Andrew Richard Jones, and Jason Colin Senges.
- Elon Law hosts first Reception with the Legal Community for 2010-2011
- On September 9, for a fifth consecutive year, Elon Law continued its tradition of monthly receptions with the legal community, providing law students with a regular opportunity to interact with judges and lawyers in the region.
- Elon Law advisory board member James B. Hunt, Jr. to receive national award
- The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced that it will award four-term North Carolina governor and Elon Law advisory board member James B. Hunt, Jr. with the foundation's Frank E. Taplin, Jr. Public Intellectual Award.
- Elon Law invites proposals from non-profit organizations to receive legal insights and analysis from law students
- Non-profit organizations and government entities are invited to submit proposals about a legal problem they are facing, for consideration as a matter to be studied in-depth by Elon Law students. If selected, the legal issue will be researched and analyzed by second-year law students, under the supervision of law faculty. Students will also make presentations before each organization participating, recommending a range of possible solutions to each entity's respective legal problem.
- Scott Turow places lawyers at the center of America’s struggle to define values
- Delivering Elon Law's fall 2010 Bryan Leadership Lecture on October 13, acclaimed writer and attorney Scott Turow presented an often hard-hitting analysis of the causes for historically low levels of trust in lawyers in the United States, acknowledging evidence of corruption and greed in the profession, while refuting broad negative stereotypes about attorneys and emphasizing the important role that lawyers play in determining national questions of value through the country's legal system.
- Four leaders in the law join Elon's Law School Advisory Board
- Elon University is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members of the university's Law School Advisory Board, each of whom has been recognized for remarkable contributions to the legal profession and to society: Carole W. Bruce, W. Randy Eaddy, Bassam N. Ibrahim, and Mark London.
- Elon Law advisory board members recognized for leadership in the law
- W. Randy Eaddy, James G. Exum, Jr., James E. Holshouser, and James B. Hunt, all members of the Elon Law School Advisory Board, have been recognized recently through honors and appointments for their leadership in law and public service.