News and Events

Featured Headline

Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

Read the full article

Student News

Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law hosts #ElonDay festivities 

Students, faculty and staff gathered for morning biscuits and a lunchtime cake on March 7 as part of #ElonDay, the single-largest day of giving in Elon University history.

Elon Law Moot Court Program celebrates student achievements

Three students who competed together this month in the regionals of the American Bar Association's 2017 National Appellate Advocacy Competition advanced further than any Elon Law team from previous years.

Former ABA president to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Virginia attorney Robert J. Grey Jr. will offer wisdom to graduates on May 20, 2017, in Elon Law’s final springtime Commencement as the school fully transitions to its new 2.5-year curriculum.

Alumni Involvement Week connects Elon Law students and graduates

Elon Law students built professional networks and learned more about opportunities in specific areas of law during a weeklong event welcoming more than 40 alumni back to campus.

Schedule of events for Elon Law's 2017 Diversity Week

Several student groups, in coordination with Elon Law's career development, alumni and admissions offices, have organized programs from Feb. 20-25 to showcase the impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession.

More

Alumni News

Retired U.S. Senator to visit Elon Law for leadership lecture

Reserve seats now to hear Kay Bailey Hutchison, an influential leader who represented Texas for two decades on Capitol Hill, when she visits Elon Law in Greensboro on April 13 for a 6:30 p.m. program that is free and open to the public.

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law hosts #ElonDay festivities 

Students, faculty and staff gathered for morning biscuits and a lunchtime cake on March 7 as part of #ElonDay, the single-largest day of giving in Elon University history.

Former ABA president to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Virginia attorney Robert J. Grey Jr. will offer wisdom to graduates on May 20, 2017, in Elon Law’s final springtime Commencement as the school fully transitions to its new 2.5-year curriculum.

More

Career Services News

Alumni Involvement Week connects Elon Law students and graduates

Elon Law students built professional networks and learned more about opportunities in specific areas of law during a weeklong event welcoming more than 40 alumni back to campus.

Elon Law’s residencies-in-practice shape student knowledge

The opportunity to work full-time in a course-connected legal environment has already "exceeded expectations" of students in the Class of December 2017 whose experiential learning is unlike that found at other law schools.

Elon Law students excel in summer employment

From the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in Rome to the North Carolina Supreme Court, Elon Law students are gaining hands-on experience in a variety of opportunities that develop their knowledge of the legal profession.

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.

More

Leadership News

Retired U.S. Senator to visit Elon Law for leadership lecture

Reserve seats now to hear Kay Bailey Hutchison, an influential leader who represented Texas for two decades on Capitol Hill, when she visits Elon Law in Greensboro on April 13 for a 6:30 p.m. program that is free and open to the public.

Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

Former ABA president to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Virginia attorney Robert J. Grey Jr. will offer wisdom to graduates on May 20, 2017, in Elon Law’s final springtime Commencement as the school fully transitions to its new 2.5-year curriculum.

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.

More

Faculty News

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law faculty member honored for open government efforts

Elliot Engstrom, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, received the 2017 Sunshine Award for Advocacy from the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in recognition of his public interest work to help uncover records related to a mismanaged town police department.

Tim McFarlin presents at Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium

The Legal Method and Communication Fellow at Elon Law shared details of his ongoing research into copyright law based on a legal dispute between The Who and a U.S. company that took issue with the British rock band's 1967 album "The Who Sell Out."

New role for a nationally recognized Elon Law educator

Professor Steve Friedland’s appointment as associate dean for innovation in engaged learning in law will help Elon Law continue to identify and promote better ways to prepare today’s students to serve as leaders in the legal profession.

In My Words: Make America mannered again

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about how America can regain its manners. 

Elon Law partners with Family Justice Center to support crime victims

Margaret Dudley, a longtime North Carolina lawyer with experience practicing family law, has joined Elon Law to manage legal resources and advocacy in Greensboro and Burlington for survivors of domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault.

David S. Levine invited panelist at regional conference & symposia

The Elon Law faculty member recently discussed the future of the entertainment industry, legal questions surrounding drone use, and effective ways for the federal government to seek valuable public input on policies and potential trade agreements.

Elon experts share concerns about immigration decrees

In 'Understanding the Recent Executive Order on Immigration,' a panel discussion hosted Feb. 6 at Elon Law, three university faculty members outlined the potential effects of President Donald Trump's approach to immigration in the name of national security.

Elon Law scholar honored by ABA Section of International Law

Professor Henry Gabriel has been named the 2017 recipient of the Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law for making distinguished, long-standing contributions to the development of private international law.

In My Words: Let's not trump the rule of law

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the importance of the rule of law to the American system of governance.

More

Academic News

Elon Law Review announces Volume 10 editorial board 

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

Elon Law announces new Moot Court Board members

Twenty-six students will help guide the school's Moot Court Program by participating in upcoming national contests and by coordinating Elon Law's own national moot court competition in April 2017.

3L: Short Spring Session Begin - April 3

3L: Last Day of Short Spring Session - May 8

3L: Short Spring Session Reading Days - May 9-10

1L/2L: Spring Session Final Exams End - June 18

1L/2L: Spring Session Begin - April 3

Good Friday Holiday (No Classes) - April 14

Memorial Day Holiday (No Classes) - May 29

1L/2L: Spring Session Reading Days - June 10-11

More

Giving News

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law hosts #ElonDay festivities 

Students, faculty and staff gathered for morning biscuits and a lunchtime cake on March 7 as part of #ElonDay, the single-largest day of giving in Elon University history.

Creating a Legacy: Alumnus gives back to Elon with generous estate gift

Nick Livengood ’12 L’15 of Durham, N.C., made his gift to ensure that his university continues to thrive for generations to come.

Elon Law awarded grant to study impact of new curriculum

The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis awarded Elon Law a grant of more than a quarter million dollars to assess enhancements to a program that graduates students in less time, and with greater cost savings, than traditional three-year law schools.

More

Admissions News

Retired U.S. Senator to visit Elon Law for leadership lecture

Reserve seats now to hear Kay Bailey Hutchison, an influential leader who represented Texas for two decades on Capitol Hill, when she visits Elon Law in Greensboro on April 13 for a 6:30 p.m. program that is free and open to the public.

Elon Law students panel participants at Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Chong L'17 and Andreas Mosby L'17 reflected on their Elon Law experiences as part of a North Carolina Bar Association program hosted by Wake Forest University School of Law.

A celebration of Elon Law's 10th anniversary

Supporters of Elon University School of Law gathered March 17 for a special luncheon to recognize the collective efforts of community, civic, and philanthropic leaders who helped launch "a law school with a difference."

Elon Law faculty member honored for open government efforts

Elliot Engstrom, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, received the 2017 Sunshine Award for Advocacy from the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in recognition of his public interest work to help uncover records related to a mismanaged town police department.

Elon Law Moot Court Program celebrates student achievements

Three students who competed together this month in the regionals of the American Bar Association's 2017 National Appellate Advocacy Competition advanced further than any Elon Law team from previous years.

More