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Elon Law professor and two alumni among North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy graduates

Christopher Anglin L’11, Mital Patel L’09 and Elon Law Professor Hannah Vaughan, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, were among 16 attorneys recognized in June for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

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Student News

Semester-in-Practice spotlight: Hannah Davies assists U.S. District Court Judge Martin Reidinger

Following a spring 2014 semester-in-practice with Judge Martin Reidinger of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Hannah Davies L'14 accepted the opportunity to serve as judicial assistant and law clerk to Judge Reidinger beginning in August.

Tom Ross challenges Elon Law graduates to serve and to lead

Delivering the commencement address for Elon Law’s 105-member Class of 2014, University of North Carolina president Thomas W. Ross, Sr., urged the class “to serve and to lead for the common good.”

 

Elon confers honorary degree upon Gail McMichael Lane

At Commencement Exercises for Elon Law’s Class of 2014, Elon University trustee Gail McMichael Lane was presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to education and outstanding service to Elon University.

 

Brian Park receives annual Elon Law award for leadership and professionalism
Brian Park is the 2014 recipient of Elon Law’s highest honor for a graduating student, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism.

 

Dean’s Reception honors the Class of 2014

Members of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law welcomed family members and friends to the law school on May 23 to celebrate achievements of the class on the eve of commencement ceremonies. 

 

Elon Law students earn national recognition for diversity initiative

The American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the ABA Young Lawyers Division announced on May 17 that Elon Law’s student-led Diversity Week won first place in the annual Next Steps Diversity Challenge.

Semester-in-Practice spotlight: Caroline Johnson engages international law at United Nations

As part of her semester-in-practice externship, Elon Law student Caroline Johnson L'14 recently participated in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency) meeting in New York City from April 23 - 25, 2014.

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Alumni News

Elon Law professor and two alumni among North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy graduates

Christopher Anglin L’11, Mital Patel L’09 and Elon Law Professor Hannah Vaughan, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, were among 16 attorneys recognized in June for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

Alumnus David Morrow II ’07 L’10 to receive Trailblazer Award

The award, given by the National Bar Association, recognizes young lawyers under the age of 40 who demonstrate unprecedented achievement in law practice, politics, business or public service.

Janison Dillon named director of the NC Center for Financial Literacy

An April 29 News & Observer article reports that Elon Law alumna Janison Dillon L’13 is leading a new organization of the North Carolina Bankers Association, created to broaden financial literacy across North Carolina.

Elon Law Reunion Weekend features first alumni awards

As part of Elon Law Reunion Weekend, four alumni were recognized for professional and philanthropic achievement, the Class of 2009 celebrated its five-year reunion and alumni celebrated the contributions of Dean George R. Johnson, Jr. to the early successes of the law school. 

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Career Services News

News & Record spotlights entrepreneurial approach at Elon Law

A Sunday, June 29 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.

Chris Smith featured in National Law Journal article on employer outreach 

A Feb. 24 National Law Journal article about the growth of employer outreach programs at law schools features insights from S. Christian Smith, Elon Law’s assistant dean for professional development and chair of the Employer Outreach Section of NALP (National Association of Law Placement).

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

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.

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Faculty News

Elon Law professor and two alumni among North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy graduates

Christopher Anglin L’11, Mital Patel L’09 and Elon Law Professor Hannah Vaughan, director of the law school’s Elder Law Clinic, were among 16 attorneys recognized in June for completion of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

David Levine questions “right to be forgotten” in Slate

In a July 22 Slate column, Elon Law Professor David S. Levine calls for deeper consideration of a new online "right to be forgotten" articulated by a European Union court in May.

Enrique Armijo named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law center

Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo has accepted an invitation to become an Affiliated Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Scott Gaylord represents N.C. legislature in petition to U.S. Supreme Court

Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord was retained by the North Carolina House and Senate, through the legislature’s Speaker and President Pro Tem, to represent the State in its efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibits North Carolina from issuing “Choose Life” specialty license plates.

David Levine selected as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton 

Elon Law Professor David S. Levine, an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, has accepted a position as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy for 2014-15. 

Howard Katz engages history, Constitution and future of legal education

Elon Law Professor Howard Katz was one of 25 professors and the only full-time law faculty member to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NIH) program on Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American republic. He was also selected as one of 22 law professors and deans to participate in a Wolters Kluwer conference on the future of legal education. 

Enrique Armijo engages FCC urging First Amendment rights for users of government-run online networks

Drawing from his scholarship about the application of the First Amendment to new technologies, Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo submitted a July 9 filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality proceeding.

NC Lawyers Weekly article on experiential education features insights of Elon Law leaders

A July 7 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly cover story about the rise of experiential education in law features insights from Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman and Professor Jim Exum.

Elon Law faculty advance scholarship and service with real-world implications

Law professors at Elon recently have published scholarship and engaged in service at regional, national and international levels. Explore highlights of their work in this article.

Hannah Vaughan featured on WGHP Fox 8 News

Elon Law Practitioner-in-Residence Hannah Vaughan offered analysis for WGHP's Successful Aging Series to address legal questions pertaining to Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills.

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Academic News

National symposium advances experiential education in law

The second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law featured new research findings, immersive experiences in law practice, an increasing demand for innovation in law and legal education and keynote addresses. 

William Hubbard at Elon Law: creative disruptors needed in law and legal education

Addressing a national symposium at Elon University School of Law on June 14, American Bar Association president-elect William C. Hubbard said that the changing landscape of the legal profession called for new perspectives and approaches across the legal sector.

William Henderson at Elon Law shares new research on value of experiential learning for students

At the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law, held June 13-15 at Elon Law, William Henderson, one of the most influential people in American legal education, presented research linking enhanced student outcomes to a coordinated, sequenced and experience-based model of legal education. 

Elon Law Review examines impacts of Supreme Court decisions regarding definition of marriage
Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Elon Law Review is titled, “The Effects of Windsor and Perry on Constitutional Law, Family Law, Tax Law, and Society.”

 

Tom Ross challenges Elon Law graduates to serve and to lead

Delivering the commencement address for Elon Law’s 105-member Class of 2014, University of North Carolina president Thomas W. Ross, Sr., urged the class “to serve and to lead for the common good.”

 

Family reunification enabled by Elon Law students featured on Fox news

After a ten-year separation caused by civil war in Somalia, a family was reunited on April 16 in Greensboro, N.C., aided by law students in Elon’s Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic. Their story was featured on Fox news stations across the country.

Elon Law to host national symposium on experiential education in law

Hosted by Elon Law and the Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law, the June 13-15 symposium will feature William C. Hubbard, President Elect of the American Bar Association, and Bill Henderson, Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Elon hosts fourth Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Twenty-five teams of law students representing 16 law schools participated in the fourth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law on March 28 and 29.

Global finance and business law shape Elon trips to China, Cayman Islands and Cuba

Elon Law and MBA students met with top business and law leaders in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Cuba and the Cayman Islands through collaborative international business courses.

Elon Law forum commemorates Julius Chambers 

Leaders in law and legal education shared insights about one of the nation’s most significant civil rights attorneys at Elon Law’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. forum.

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Giving News

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. 

2013 Class Gift enhances student lounge and study area

 

The Class of 2013 selected for its Class Gift the establishment of a significantly-enhanced student lounge area, increasing collaborative space for current and future students.

 

A Day of 100 Thanks at Elon Law
Elon Law students began the month of November by saying, “thank you” to 158 donors at the second annual Elon Law Day of 100 Thanks. Students participated in the November 1 initiative by writing notes to express their appreciation to donors who make scholarships at Elon Law possible.

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Admissions News

Learning through the prism of a working court

An April 23 News & Record article examines the special role that the North Carolina Business Court plays in the education of Elon Law students. Elon is one of the few law schools in the country to house a working court.

Luke Bierman named dean of Elon University School of Law

Elon University has named Luke Bierman, a highly accomplished attorney, legal scholar and teacher, and national leader in experiential legal education, to be the next dean of Elon University School of 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. 

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly spotlights Steve Friedland for being named one of the nation’s best law teachers

Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland, who was featured as one of the nation’s 26 best law teachers in a recent book, shares insights about effective teaching in the December 4 edition of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Major projects around Elon Law set for take off

More than $200 million in building projects are slated for development within blocks of Elon University School of Law, providing several new cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for Elon Law students, faculty and staff. An October 20 News & Record article reports on eleven major projects moving forward in downtown Greensboro, including a performing arts center, a downtown university center, an urban greenway, a new park, a new hotel and several apartment complexes.

Elon Law welcomes the Class of 2016

The Hon. Henry E. Frye, a founding member of the Elon University Law School Advisory Board and former Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, delivered the Call to Honor address on Aug. 13, formally welcoming 109 students as the Class of 2016 at Elon Law.

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. 

New video series explores strengths of Elon Law
In "The Elon Law Difference" video series, students and faculty describe the law school's personalized and supportive learning environment, integrated approach to career and professional development, emphasis on skills development and hands-on learning, and leadership and preceptor programs.

Report on Engaged Learning and Innovation in Legal Education
"The initiatives featured in this report represent Elon Law's commitment to a program of legal education that values engaged learning. These initiatives build upon the school's array of professional mentoring and practice-based programs. These initiatives and the real-world experiences they provide students will lead to lawyers better prepared for practice and equipped to make significant contributions in service to clients, the profession, and society throughout their careers," George R. Johnson, Jr., Dean and Professor of Law.
Elon adds to law school campus in Greensboro
Renovations to current facilities and the purchase of three nearby properties will allow the growth of law clinics and student groups.

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