Student Organizations

Student Bar Association (SBA)
During the spring 2007 semester, Elon Law’s Charter Class elected the school’s first Student Bar Association (SBA). The Charter Class is represented by four officers and three class representatives. The SBA’s Mission Statement reads: “Our Mission is to create a forum for student leadership, community service, and social networking to support the University’s goals of engaged learning, professionalism and civic participation through open communication with Elon students, Elon faculty, and the community.” The SBA is the governing body that serves as the umbrella organization for other law school organizations and committees.
 
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:  Amnesty International is a worldwide network of more than 1.8 million members working for human rights and against their abuses. Amnesty campaigns on issues such as women's rights, GLBT rights, ending the death penalty and torture, and releasing prisoners of conscience worldwide.

BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION: The Elon University School of Law Black Law Students Association serves as a voice for students of color, an advocate of minority issues and a vehicle for social activism and legal education. Through innovative programs and continual service, the Elon University School of Law BLSA strives to be responsive to the needs of its membership and the larger community.

BUSINESS LAW ASSOCIATION:  The Business Law Association is an organization that promotes academic, professional, and social interaction among Elon students interested in the various aspects of business, corporate, and financial law. The Business Law Association strives to foster a working relationship with both state and local lawyers and business persons that are active in the business, corporate, and financial fields. The organization brings in speakers who are active in the business, corporate, and financial fields in addition to holding events that expose group members to those areas of the law.

DELTA THETA PHI: Delta Theta Phi is a coed Law Fraternity which seeks to create fellowship among lawyers, with significant focus on philanthropic and professional development activities.

ELON LAW SCHOOL DEMOCRATS: The local chapter pledges itself to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, the local chapter declares its intention to support all efforts to increase the participation of law students in Democratic affairs.

ELON LAW SCHOOL REPUBLICANS: The Elon Law School Republicans actively support the Republican Party at the local, state, and national levels while developing the leadership skills and political knowledge of their members.

FEDERALIST SOCIETY: The Federalist Society was founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

INNOCENCE PROJECT: The Elon University Innocence Project, in affiliation with the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, reviews and investigates innocence claims made by prisoners incarcerated in North Carolina. The fundamental goal of the project is to review files and, upon discovery of a valid innocence claim, assisting prisoners in challenging their wrongful convictions. This project gives law students the opportunity to review, investigate, and make recommendations on real criminal cases.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY: The Elon University International Law Society is an organization for students who are interested in international law and issues of importance on the international stage. The Society is dedicated to elevating awareness and fostering understanding in the field of international and comparative law. To promote these goals, the Society sponsors social and professional activities that encourage cultural exchange and academic discussion. It also provides a forum through which members may pursue their interests in developing a career in international law.

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: The heart of our ministry is a witnessing community of students and faculty who make Christ known within the academic and professional worlds. Intervarsity will provide opportunities for students and faculty to gather in large and small groups for Bible study, prayer, discussion, and learning. Individual spiritual formation occurs as members share ideas, nurture their passions, and submit their thoughts and lives to God's Word.

JEWISH LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION 

OUTLAW: OutLaw is a social and educational organization that fosters a supportive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, and professionals at Elon Law and in the greater legal community. OutLaw educates the Elon Law and greater legal communities about the issues, needs, and concerns of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender colleagues, clients, friends, and family. OutLaw hosts social events for networking and socializing between members of the Elon Law community and practitioners in the greater legal community.

PHI ALPHA DELTA: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International is the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the United States of America. It was founded in 1902 and today has over 270,000 initiated members. Phi Alpha Delta has members who are university students, law school students, lawyers, judges, senators, and even presidents. Statistically, approximately one out of six attorneys in the United States are members of P.A.D.

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SOCIETY: To what greater object, to what greater character, can we aspire as lawyers than to assist the helpless and friendless in a worthy cause? We say there is none.

WOMEN'S LAW ASSOCIATION: The mission of the Women's Law Association (WLA) is to unite and provide both professional and personal support and development for women at Elon University’s School of Law. WLA seeks to create a system of educational, professional, and personal support and development for all individuals who are concerned with women’s issues and the law. WLA will focus on the legal, social, cultural, educational, and political issues facing women on both a domestic and international level, as well as in the law school community. Achievement of these purposes shall be realized through a variety of activities including speakers, panel discussions, networking opportunities, community service, career development, and social events.