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.

Leadership Opportunities

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.

Personal Support

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.

Student News

Ronan Farrow, Kay Bailey Hutchison headline Elon Law's 2016-17 speakers

The Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation returns for Elon Law’s 10th anniversary year with a November visit by social activist Ronan Farrow, followed in April by retired U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Elon Law announces newest Moot Court Board

Twenty-six students will help guide the school's Moot Court Program by participating in upcoming national contests and by coordinating Elon Law's own national moot court competition in April 2017.

Immigration law seminar brings legal leaders to Elon Law

More than 120 attorneys, students, faculty, staff and alumni took part in October's sixth annual Immigration Law Seminar hosted by Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

Elon Law Review symposium to explore the American judiciary

The Elon Law Review hosts a program on Nov. 4, 2016, that will examine the influence of the judiciary on politics and culture in an era of deep distrust in government.

ABA president at Elon Law: 'Be prepared to outwork everyone else'

American Bar Association President Linda Klein visited Elon Law on Monday for a special luncheon with some of the school’s top students and legal leaders from the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.

Elon Law awarded grant to study impact of new curriculum

The Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis awarded Elon Law a grant of more than a quarter million dollars to assess enhancements to a program that graduates students in less time, and with greater cost savings, than traditional three-year law schools.

Elon Law crowns 2016 intramural moot court champs

Fifty students took part in an annual competition that challenged participants this fall to argue the merits or mistakes of prosecutorial decisions in a fictional murder case.


Student Events

Elon Law Review symposium to explore the American judiciary

The Elon Law Review hosts a program on Nov. 4, 2016, that will examine the influence of the judiciary on politics and culture in an era of deep distrust in government.

SUB, SGA announce indie dance duo Matt and Kim as fall concert

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. | Matt and Kim to Perform in Colonnades Lot


7th annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition - April 6-8

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.