Student and Professional Life
More Than Academics
The Elon School of Law is focused on turning students into lawyers, and lawyers into leaders. Elon Law students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities that broaden their professional and social networks, provide opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills and give back to the community. The Office of Student and Professional Life helps students get the support and opportunities they need in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, and in their careers.
A wide variety of extracurricular activities and student groups provide opportunities to enrich your legal learning, build friendships, contribute to the community and have fun. Students can write for the Elon Law Review, serve on the Moot Court Board, explore specific areas of law in professional interest groups and much more. Student organizations often contribute to pro bono projects, organized by the school’s Pro Bono Board. The Office of Student and Professional Life can also help if you’re interested in starting new student organization.
Academic and Financial Aid
Elon is committed to supporting all students and helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. The Law School provides numerous resources to support students no matter what their circumstances. That includes financial planning and financial aid, accommodations for disabilities and much more. We recognize that law school, and preparing for the bar exam, are among the most challenging academic activities that most students have ever experienced. Elon supports students with academic support and help in preparing for the bar exam.
Life happens, and sometimes it happens in ways you can’t plan for or anticipate. Health problems, personal matters or family emergencies can sometimes be extremely disruptive to a student’s life. We’re here to help. Our office provides personal counseling and referrals to counselors and can sometimes assist with family emergencies, such as the death or illness of a loved one. We can also help students who need to take a leave of absence from their legal education to deal with a health, personal or family matter. If you need help, please contact us.
- Congolese refugees reunite with family at PTI Airport
For the second time in a month, survivors from a war-torn region of the world arrived in Greensboro to reconnect with loved ones after receiving help from Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.
- A prime place to study real estate law
In the latest in a series of profiles of Elon Law students reflecting on their residencies-in-practice, Aysha Johnson L'19 shares how her work for the Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court provided her with a deeper understanding of the complex issues involved in real estate law, property rights, and estate planning.
- Elon Law SBA recognizes 2019 honorees
The Student Bar Association presented awards to outstanding student organizations, leaders, faculty and staff on May 4 at the law school's annual Barristers' Ball.
- A family reunification in Greensboro
With help from Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, Jesse Kizungu hugged his wife, Viviane, for the first time in three years after she arrived this week at Piedmont Triad International Airport from a refugee camp in Malawi.
- Learning inside a federal district court
In the latest in a series of profiles of Elon Law students completing their residencies-in-practice, Logan DeHart L’19 shares what he discovered about the law while working full-time this winter in Charlotte at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
- A desire to help others and solve problems
In the first in a series of profiles of Elon Law students completing their residencies-in-practice, Richard Glenn L’19 explains why full-time work over the winter at A.G. Linett & Associates in Greensboro motivates him even more to excel in his final year of study.
- State's top jurist to deliver Elon Law Commencement address
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, the first African-American woman to lead the Supreme Court of North Carolina, will share her wisdom at December's graduation ceremony for the Elon Law Class of 2019.
Helpful Links & Forms
- 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.
- Reserve seats now for Ronan Farrow's visit to Elon Law
The NBC correspondent, human rights activist, and lawyer will visit Elon Law in downtown Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2016, to deliver "The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind."
- Pro Bono Week 2012 – Oct. 22-27
- The student-led Pro Bono Board at Elon Law is pleased to announce Pro Bono Week, October 22-27, featuring events in partnership with local attorneys, American Civil Liberties Union, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the Interactive Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, Elon’s Office of Financial Planning, Elon Law’s Center for Professional Development and Humanitarian and Immigration Law Clinic, and the following student organizations: ACLU, Initiative for Diversity and Cultural Awareness, Public Interest Law Society and Women’s Law Association.