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Henry Gabriel advances scholarship on international trade law

Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel recently published scholarship and presented internationally on topics that address the regional harmonization of trade law, agricultural development and the future of international trade law.

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Student News

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.

Student spotlight: Genna Petre selected for U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program

Genna Petre, Class of 2015, has been selected for the Attorney General’s Honors Program with the U.S. Department of Justice, the most prestigious federal entry-level hiring program of its kind. 

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. 

 

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Alumni News

Gwendolyn Lewis named Alumni Director at Elon Law

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman today announced attorney and Elon Law alumna Gwendolyn W. Lewis as the law school’s founding Alumni Director. 

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 receives 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.

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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

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. 

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Faculty News

Henry Gabriel advances scholarship on international trade law

Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel recently published scholarship and presented internationally on topics that address the regional harmonization of trade law, agricultural development and the future of international trade law.

Steve Friedland featured in 2014 President's Report

Elon Law Professor Steve Friedland, named one of the nation's 26 best law teachers in the Harvard University Press book What the Best Law Teachers Do, discusses his passion for teaching in Elon University's 2014 President's Report. 

Enrique Armijo named an Advisor at The Free State Foundation

Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo was named to the Board of Academic Advisors for The Free State Foundation on September 24.

Chris Leupold named Executive Leadership Coach at Elon Law

An expert in organizational psychology and leadership development with more than 20 years of applied experience in corporate settings, Elon University Professor Chris Leupold will lead executive coaching and Fellows initiatives for the nationally recognized leadership program at Elon Law.

Faith Rivers James named Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Leadership at Elon Law

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman today announced Professor of Law Faith Rivers James as Elon Law’s first associate dean for experiential learning and leadership. In this role, Rivers James will provide guidance and coordination for the law school’s experiential learning initiatives, including externships, residencies, clinics and the school’s nationally recognized leadership program.

Henry Gabriel advances uniform state law and private international law

Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel represented the State of North Carolina at the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission. He was also a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Working Group on Electronic Commerce. In addition, he was reappointed by the U.S. State Department to another term as a member of the State Department Advisory Committee for Private International Law.

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.

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Academic News

Experience takes center stage at Supreme Court candidate forum

Several candidates for the Supreme Court of North Carolina discussed their qualifications and vision for the state judicial system at an Oct. 13 Elon Law forum.

Elon Law forum explores race, policing and 4th Amendment

A panel of legal, law enforcement and political experts at a Sept. 23 Elon Law forum discussed legal and policy issues surrounding race and policing in the United States. The event was organized in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent protests and police responses.

Life changing work of Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic featured in Times-News

The article spotlights the assistance of Elon Law students on behalf of a family from Afghanistan fleeing persecution and threats from al-Qaida for their work as translators for a medical organization.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Elon Law hosts fourth annual Immigration Law Seminar

More than 100 private practice and nonprofit attorneys, law students and immigration services leaders attended the August 1 seminar. Topics covered included social group formulation for gang-based asylum claims, strategies for representing immigrant juveniles, parole in place for military families and an inside perspective on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Program.

‘The answer to my prayer’

When letters and phone calls to the Social Security Administration fell on deaf ears, Brenda Cunningham turned to Elon Law’s Elder Law Clinic hoping for a miracle.

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.”

 

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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

Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

Elon University School of Law will launch a fully redesigned curriculum in fall 2015, better positioning students to excel in the rapidly evolving legal profession.

Elon Law welcomes the Class of 2017

Comprised of 112 students, representing 21 states, and 74 colleges and universities, the ninth entering class at Elon Law began immediately to learn and make an impact through community service and intellectual exchanges during orientation week, held August 18-22.

Robert J. Grey, Jr. calls on Elon Law students to be guardians of the Constitution, trustees of the justice system

Delivering the Call to Honor at Elon Law’s new student convocation, nationally prominent lawyer Robert J. Grey, Jr. underscored for members of the Class of 2017 the importance of law to democracy and justice to the United States.

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. 

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Elon Law Events

Friends & Family Day - Oct. 25

Friends and family members of Elon Law students are invited to the seventh annual Friends & Family Day on Oct. 25. The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a 1 p.m. luncheon.  

Elon Law Review symposium on media, regulatory and labor issues in college sports - Nov. 7

On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Elon Law - 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C., the Elon Law Review will host a symposium on media, regulatory and labor issues in college sports. 

Reception with the Legal Community - Nov. 10

Elon Law invites preceptors and other guests from the legal community to socialize with Elon Law students, faculty and administrators on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Law Alumni Raleigh Regional Event - Nov. 17

Join Us! We will host our Elon Law Alumni Raleigh Regional Event at Tazza Kitchen on November 17th. The event will begin at 5:30PM. The address is 432 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605. We hope you will be able to attend.

Fall Semester - Last Day of Fall Classes - Nov. 25

Please note: Law School Operates on a Friday Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday - Nov. 26-30

Fall Semester - Final Exam Period - Dec. 3-17

Winter Break - Dec. 18-Jan. 4

Winter Term - Winter Term Begins - Jan. 5

Winter Term - Last Day of Winter Term - Jan. 14

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Jan. 19

Spring Semester - Classes Begin - Jan. 20

Law Alumni Charlotte Regional Event - Feb. 26

Join Us! We will host our Elon Law Alumni Charlotte Regional Event at Dressler's Restaurant on February 26. 

Spring Break - Mar. 16-20

Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition - March 26-28

Elon Law's fifth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition will take place Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28, 2015.

 

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