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Scott Gaylord examines First Amendment rights regarding freedoms of speech and religion

The recent scholarship of Constitutional Law expert Scott Gaylord examines the scope of First Amendment speech and religious liberty under the Roberts Court.

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Student News

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to deliver Elon Law’s 2015 Commencement address

Roy Cooper, the attorney general of North Carolina, will deliver Elon University School of Law’s Commencement address on May 23, 2015. 

Elon Law students hold Black Lives Matter Law Student Day of Action

On April 2, students of the Elon Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) provided commentary to raise awareness and advance discussion about racially motivated crimes and police brutality in the United States. Excerpts from their commentary follow. 

Elon Law students support Power of Play Foundation

Six Elon Law students led an effort to raise funds for a local foundation that provides sports and fitness opportunities for children in the foster care system, children with disabilities and other youth. 

Journal of Leadership and the Law publishes issue on student engagement

Contributors to the fourth issue of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law report on law students working creatively to disrupt, innovate and lead in the legal profession. 

Elon engages Leading Edge conference on legal education

Elon Law student Joshua Bonney and alumnus Andrew Realon were part of a national conference examining change in legal education sponsored by Wolters Kluwer. 

New Moot Court Board members announced

Elon Law’s Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the 20 members of the class of 2016 who have been selected for membership on the Board.

2014 Intramural Moot Court champions announced

Mackenzie Myers and Joshua Bonney won the final round of Elon Law’s Seventh Annual Intramural Moot Court Competition. Jaclyn Maffetore and Anne Evangelista were the first-runner up team. Evangelista was also named “Best Oralist from the Final Round.” Nickie Young was named “Best Oralist from the Preliminary Rounds.” The team of Megan Boorsma and Marissa Kuzbyt took “Best Brief” honors.

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Alumni News

Five Elon Law alumni honored at reunion weekend

Elon Law’s 2015 Reunion Weekend included a Class of 2010 fifth-year reunion dinner, a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, an affinity group brunch, a family fun day luncheon, a race for women’s health and an evening reception at the O.Henry Hotel where five alumni were recognized for achievement and professional service.

Alvaro R. De La Calle L’12 wins top “Legal Elite” recognition in Business North Carolina

Fewer than three percent of the state’s lawyers were named to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in 2015, including De La Calle, who won the “Young Guns” category, and eight other Elon Law alumni.

Elon engages Leading Edge conference on legal education

Elon Law student Joshua Bonney and alumnus Andrew Realon were part of a national conference examining change in legal education sponsored by Wolters Kluwer. 

Giving victims a voice

Part of an elite team of JAGs, Steven “Luke” Spencer L ’09 works for the U.S. Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel providing support to victims of sexual assault.

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Career Services News

Elon Law students excel in summer employment

Members of Elon Law's Classes of 2015 and 2016 served this summer in executive and judicial branches of state and federal government, law firms, the offices of corporate counsel and in public interest positions.

News & Record spotlights entrepreneurial approach at Elon Law

A recent News & Record editorial features Elon Law’s emphasis on experiential learning and law school dean Luke Bierman’s perspectives on the future of legal education.

Elon Law’s leadership program featured in national magazine

The American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer magazine focused its December issue on the increasing value of leadership experience for law students’ career success. The article spotlights Elon Law’s multi-year leadership program.

Sony Pictures legal affairs executive John Fukunaga speaks at Elon Law

 

At an October 25 forum with John Fukunaga, Executive Vice President of the Corporate Legal department at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Elon Law students gained insights into pursuing a successful legal career.

 

Elon Law students excel in summer internships 

Members of Elon Law's Classes of 2014 and 2015 served in state and federal court systems, law firms, the offices of corporate counsel and in public interest positions this summer. 

Center for Professional Development hosts forum on finding success in legal job market
Acclaimed author and Professor of Legal Career Management at Concord Law School Richard Hermann spoke to Elon Law students at a Professional Development Forum sponsored by Elon Law’s Center for Professional Development.
Professional Development Forum: Richard Hermann on finding success in the legal job market – Sept. 10
On Monday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m., law professor Richard Hermann will speak at Elon Law in Classroom 207 on “Finding Success in a Tough Legal Job Market." The forum is sponsored by Elon Law's Center for Professional Development. A reception will follow.

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Leadership News

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.

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Faculty News

State overreach in local governance?

In this week’s Elon Law Now commentary, Distinguished Professor of the Judicial Process James G. Exum Jr. says that state legislation to alter the structure of Greensboro’s city council breaks with long-standing public policy and leads to less democratic, less responsive local government.

Hearsay Culture unveils new website

A new website for the technology, law and policy radio show and podcast hosted by Elon Law Professor David Levine features a mobile-friendly design, a new logo, expanded social network links and an embedded audio player for each show post.

Startup Weekend a sign of innovation era

Elon Law Professor John Flynn comments on the value of the collaborative approach to local entrepreneurial business development within the global Startup Weekend movement in this week’s “Elon Law Now” series.

The error of fast tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Elon Law Professor David Levine calls for the public release of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, challenges the secret process by which the agreement was created and says "fast track" authority by Congress will result in the exclusion of expert and public input that could improve the international agreement.  

Luke Bierman proposes steps to reinvent legal education in American Bar Association publication

The dean of Elon University School of Law offers four steps to reinvent legal education in an April 15 article for the ABA Journal’s “The New Normal” series. 

“Gypsies” and “Nomads” are No-No’s in Italian

Elon Law Professor Antonette Barilla examines developing responses to migration flows and itinerant groups in Italy, in this week’s “Elon Law Now” series of faculty commentary.

Scott Gaylord examines First Amendment rights regarding freedoms of speech and religion

The recent scholarship of Constitutional Law expert Scott Gaylord examines the scope of First Amendment speech and religious liberty under the Roberts Court.

Steve Friedland presents on innovation in legal education at Western Law

Elon Law professor Steve Friedland delivered a presentation titled "Redesigning Legal Education One Archetypal Structure at a Time," to the faculty of Western Law at The University of Western Ontario in Canada on March 3. Friedland directs the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law at Elon.

Steven Friedland develops experiential learning in the law school classroom

Professor of Law Steven Friedland is on a mission to boost experiential learning in law school classrooms through hands-on techniques like simulations, role-playing, small group problem solving and interactive workshops. His teaching “team” includes fingerprint experts, K-9 police officers and their dogs, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Elon Law graduates.

Scott Gaylord presents on constitutional law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

At the Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Constitutional Law Colloquium, held November 5 and 6, Elon Law professor Scott Gaylord presented research analyzing recent U.S. Supreme Court cases related to the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Academic News

Elon Law and Vermont Law School announce JD/Master of Environmental Law & Policy dual-degree program

Elon University School of Law and Vermont Law School will offer a dual-degree program that enables students to earn two graduate degrees in two-and-a-half years, beginning in the fall of 2015. 

Elon Law forum examines race and the grand jury process

The forum continued a yearlong series of events and activities at Elon Law that have probed national concerns about police misconduct against minorities and the uneven application of law based on race.

Conference examines war crimes, human rights and immigration

Elon's Conference on International Law featured law, history and political science scholars, human rights advocates and practicing attorneys.

Elon Law hosts fifth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark D. Martin delivered remarks before competitors at the March 28 competition banquet and presided at the final round of the competition with former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhoda Bryan Billings and NC Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson. 

Law and business students engage Singapore and Vietnam

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

NC Court of Appeals holds proceedings at Elon Law

Judges Rick Elmore, Mark Davis and John M. Tyson heard oral arguments in two cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals at Elon Law, Feb. 3, in the Robert E. Long Courtroom.

Hot Topics forum focuses on legal implications of the Sony hack

Elon Law professors Enrique Armijo, David Levine and Michael Rich led a Hot Topics forum at Elon Law on Jan. 21, titled, "Sony, 'The Interview' and Kim Jon Un: What you need to know about the Sony Hack." 

A hub of learning, lawyering, leadership and entrepreneurship

The faculty, students and alumni of Elon Law contribute to the improvement of law and policy through cutting-edge scholarship, significant professional service and outstanding achievement in their areas of practice.

Elon Law’s new curriculum at the forefront of growing experiential emphasis in professional education

Would you trust a doctor with no practical experience to operate on you unsupervised? For most, the answer is a resounding no. Luckily, nearly all U.S. physicians participate in a full-time residency, working under the supervision of an attending physician, as part of their training to practice medicine. Elon believes that emerging lawyers, like physicians, should engage in full-time, supervised residencies as part of their professional training. 

Elon Law welcomes national leader combating elder abuse

Elon Law’s Elder Law Clinic, led by clinic director Hannah Vaughan, sponsored a series of events in Greensboro this fall featuring Paul Greenwood, a pioneer in the prosecution of elder abuse in America.

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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 and Vermont Law School announce JD/Master of Environmental Law & Policy dual-degree program

Elon University School of Law and Vermont Law School will offer a dual-degree program that enables students to earn two graduate degrees in two-and-a-half years, beginning in the fall of 2015. 

Luke Bierman proposes steps to reinvent legal education in American Bar Association publication

The dean of Elon University School of Law offers four steps to reinvent legal education in an April 15 article for the ABA Journal’s “The New Normal” series. 

Elon Law's groundbreaking curriculum featured in U.S. News & World Report

Elon Law’s new curriculum is featured in a March 11 U.S News & World Report article as one of the most far-reaching innovations in American legal education this year.

Become an Elon Law Fellow

Business and Leadership Fellows at Elon Law benefit from scholarships, stipend-support externships and regular interaction with leaders in law. Learn more and apply now.

Elon recognized among best law schools for practical training

Elon Law is on The National Jurist's 2015 honor roll of best law schools for practical training.

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Elon Law Events

Spring Semester - Last Day of Spring Classes - Apr. 28

Please note: Law School Operates on a Monday Schedule

Spring Semester - Final Exam Period - May 1-15

Elon Law Alumni Wilmington Regional Event - May 6

Elon Law alumni are encouraged to attend the Wilmington Regional Alumni Event on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 

Law School Commencement Weekend

Memorial Day - May 25

Summer Session I - Classes Begin - May 26

Elon Law Alumni Asheville Regional Event - June 18

Elon Law alumni are encouraged to attend the Asheville Regional Event on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Summer Session I - Last Day of Classes - Jun. 26

Summer Session I - Final Exam Period - Jun. 30-Jul. 2

Summer Session II - Classes Begin - Jul. 6

Elon Law Alumni Charlotte Regional Event - July 16

Elon Law alumni are encouraged to attend the Charlotte Alumni Regional Event on Thursday, July 16, 2015. 

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