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Elon Law & WECT-TV host 'Ask A Lawyer' Call-In

Elon University School of Law alumni and staff fielded phone calls from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina, and nearby communities in a June 21 televised program that offered answers to viewers unsure of where to turn for help with their legal questions.

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Elon Law & WECT-TV host 'Ask A Lawyer' Call-In

Elon University School of Law alumni and staff fielded phone calls from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina, and nearby communities in a June 21 televised program that offered answers to viewers unsure of where to turn for help with their legal questions.

Elon Law reunites family separated by war

Marcelline Nyiramagaju received asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in her native Democratic Republic of Congo. On June 2, 2016, with assistance from Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Nyiramagaju embraced two daughters for the first time in years.

Gergen Award recipient eyes career in criminal law

Marissa Kuzbyt L'16 accepted Elon University School of Law's highest honor at May's Commencement when she received the 2016 David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism.

Journal of Leadership and the Law publishes issue on experiential education

Edited by Morgan Leigh Furman L'16, the fifth issue of an online journal published by Elon Law underscores the significance and impact of experiential learning in the context of law school and the legal profession.

Dean's Reception honors Class of 2016

On the eve of Elon University School of Law's Commencement, graduates and their loved ones celebrated the completion of their legal studies in a program that included recognition of Mark Funkhouser L’16 and Joshua Bonney L’16 for their academic achievements & service.

'Ensure that people's rights don't suffer'

In his Commencement address to Elon University School of Law’s Class of 2016, Judge Albert Diaz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit encouraged graduates to use their legal education to help "reason, law, and precedent triumph over might, caprice, and whim."

A brutal crime leads survivor to Elon Law

Catastrophic injuries from a 2008 attack offered Deborah Moy, who graduates this month from Elon University School of Law, a unique perspective on disability rights, firsthand knowledge of how the American criminal justice system is far from perfect - and a renewed purpose in life.

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Alumni News

Elon Law & WECT-TV host 'Ask A Lawyer' Call-In

Elon University School of Law alumni and staff fielded phone calls from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina, and nearby communities in a June 21 televised program that offered answers to viewers unsure of where to turn for help with their legal questions.

Gergen Award recipient eyes career in criminal law

Marissa Kuzbyt L'16 accepted Elon University School of Law's highest honor at May's Commencement when she received the 2016 David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism.

Dean's Reception honors Class of 2016

On the eve of Elon University School of Law's Commencement, graduates and their loved ones celebrated the completion of their legal studies in a program that included recognition of Mark Funkhouser L’16 and Joshua Bonney L’16 for their academic achievements & service.

'Ensure that people's rights don't suffer'

In his Commencement address to Elon University School of Law’s Class of 2016, Judge Albert Diaz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit encouraged graduates to use their legal education to help "reason, law, and precedent triumph over might, caprice, and whim."

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Career Services News

Elon Law announces new law practice incubator

Elon University School of Law has created the Elon Law Legal Incubator to support Elon Law graduates who wish to develop solo law practices and to create opportunities for lawyers to provide reduced-cost legal services for low-income residents of Guilford County. 

Elon Law students making an impact

Elon Law student placements in the offices of a city attorney, public defender, judge, law firm and social justice nonprofit are featured in the eighth and final weekly spotlight on Elon Law student summer employment experiences.

Experience matters at Elon Law

Part seven of Elon Law’s student summer employment series spotlights the insights and experiences of those working in military law, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, criminal law, family law, immigration law and intellectual property law. 

Elon Law students excel in summer employment

Work experiences in U.S. appellate and district courts, and in N.C. district attorney’s and public defender’s offices are featured in part six of Elon Law’s student summer employment series.

Elon Law students at work

Military law, judicial clerkship, commercial real estate and criminal law are featured in part five of a weekly series spotlighting the insights and work experiences of Elon Law students.

 

Bioscience, business analytics and international legal experience

In part four of Elon Law’s 2015 summer employment reporting series, students are featured for legal work in London and in international pharmaceutical and information technology sectors.  

Elon Law students take leadership roles in summer employment

Experiences at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, state and city attorney’s offices and a private business law firm are featured in part three of a two-month series spotlighting the work of Elon Law students this summer.

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Leadership News

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. 

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Faculty News

Scott Gaylord interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting

The professor of law discussed "the history of states’ rights and how the balance of power has evolved over the years."

Michael Rich discusses police body cameras with Pacific Standard

Elon Law's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar offered a legal analysis of an ongoing public policy debate for an award-winning magazine dedicated to "forward-looking changes to private behavior and public policy."

Enrique Armijo featured in Law360 story on ESPN lawsuit

The associate professor and associate dean of Elon University School of Law shared analysis of a lawsuit filed against the sports broadcasting giant for publishing photos of an NFL player's injured hands.

Luke Bierman featured on Oklahoma Legal Group blog

The dean of Elon Law answered questions from Oklahoma attorney Adam Banner about the biggest challenges facing law students, the evolution of American legal education, and the way technology will impact criminal defense, among other topics.

Dave Levine contributes to new legal guidebook

"Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change" includes a chapter co-authored by the Elon Law associate professor along with a colleague from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 

Michael Rich speaks at Penn Law symposium

Elon Law's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar took part in a May 12-13, 2016, program focused on the way technology is changing the administration of justice.

Elon Law dean published in Wall Street Journal

Luke Bierman's analysis of the Supreme Court on May 14, 2016, shows that today's political stalemate over the Merrick Garland nomination is outside the norm in American history.

Elon Law faculty featured in USA TODAY

Professor Scott W. Gaylord and Associate Professor Tom Molony authored a column in which they argue the U.S. Department of Justice would overstep its bounds by withholding funds from states whose laws on bathroom use don't align with the DOJ's interpretation of federal policies.

In My Words: Proposed law a wrong move for police camera footage

Elon Law Associate Professor Michael Rich writes for regional North Carolina newspapers about legislation that would change the way footage from police body cameras and dashboard cameras might be released to the public in North Carolina. 

In My Words: The constitutionality of HB2 revisited

Elon University School of Law faculty members Scott Gaylord and Tom Molony wrote for several regional newspapers about the way the controversial law known as HB2 might be upheld in North Carolina, and why the debate over such laws should continue regardless. 

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Academic News

Elon Law Review publishes new volume

The Elon Law Review's latest volume includes articles examining the dissent in the Supreme Court's historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision,  the reasoning of a U.S. Court of Appeals in a book banning case and the lack of clarity in parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Court of Appeals hears cases at Elon Law

Elon Law welcomed North Carolina Court of Appeals Judges Rick Elmore, Lucy Inman and J. Douglass McCullough on March 9 as they presided over cases in Elon’s Robert E. Long Courtroom and met with law students following Court proceedings.

Elon Law Review symposium explores technology, cybersecurity & the Fourth Amendment

The Elon Law Review's March 4 symposium enabled law scholars and international business and nonprofit leaders to probe the implications of corporate and government use of consumer and citizen data on privacy laws, as well as how the Fourth Amendment functions in the twenty first century and how it should function in the future.

New Elon Law Lab enables first-year students to learn by doing

First-year Elon Law students, in their second trimester of study, are immersed in simulated law practice experience through the school’s new Criminal Law Lab.

Elon Law Review announces March 4 symposium on Technology, Cybersecurity & the Fourth Amendment 
Join the editors of the Elon Law Review for a Friday, March 4, 2016 symposium titled “Body Cameras, Big Data, and Privacy: Twenty First Century Technology, Cybersecurity and the Fourth Amendment.”

 

Leading corporate counsel share insights at Elon Law

Elon Law and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly hosted a Feb. 11 forum for attorneys and law students to learn more about the practices of general counsel in national and international businesses.

Adam Liptak at Elon Law: Supreme Court’s partisan divide historic
The New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent told a February 9 public audience at Elon Law that a single change in the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court could change the fabric of American life.

 

Elon Law and MBA students engage Shanghai and Hong Kong

Elon Law and MBA students met with top business and law leaders in China through a collaborative international business course.

Elevating entrepreneurs at Elon Law

Warren Berry is looking to wean society off fossil fuels and combat climate change. And in doing so, he enlisted the help of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic at Elon Law.

Elon Law students take on real-world problem solving

Elon Law’s second-year law students recently helped three nonprofit organizations with legal matters involving urban development, alternative transportation and organizational management.  

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Giving News

#ElonDay at Elon Law is here! 

Today, March 10, law students and alumni are engaged in a daylong celebration of Elon's birthday and the opportunity for giving to support Elon Law.

LaDaniel Gatling II named assistant dean for development at Elon Law

Gatling joins Elon Law with significant experience in the financial services industry and 13 years of executive development experience in higher education.

Elon parents establish law school dean’s discretionary fund

Elon parents Eugenia Leggett P'15 and Barry Frank P'15 of Greensboro, N.C., have established the George R. Johnson Dean’s Discretionary Fund to honor Johnson, who recently stepped down as dean of Elon University School of Law after five years of service in the role to return to the faculty.

Elon Law alumni step forward and give back

Through the successful DRIVE to 25, Elon Law alumni achieved a 25 percent giving rate in support of law school student scholarships. 

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Admissions News

Elon Law & WECT-TV host 'Ask A Lawyer' Call-In

Elon University School of Law alumni and staff fielded phone calls from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina, and nearby communities in a June 21 televised program that offered answers to viewers unsure of where to turn for help with their legal questions.

Michael Rich discusses police body cameras with Pacific Standard

Elon Law's Maurice Jennings Emerging Scholar offered a legal analysis of an ongoing public policy debate for an award-winning magazine dedicated to "forward-looking changes to private behavior and public policy."

Enrique Armijo featured in Law360 story on ESPN lawsuit

The associate professor and associate dean of Elon University School of Law shared analysis of a lawsuit filed against the sports broadcasting giant for publishing photos of an NFL player's injured hands.

Elon Law reunites family separated by war

Marcelline Nyiramagaju received asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in her native Democratic Republic of Congo. On June 2, 2016, with assistance from Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Nyiramagaju embraced two daughters for the first time in years.

Gergen Award recipient eyes career in criminal law

Marissa Kuzbyt L'16 accepted Elon University School of Law's highest honor at May's Commencement when she received the 2016 David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism.

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