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.
- Elon Law students engage foreign diplomats in nation’s capital
Nine Elon Law students, accompanied by Professor Antonette Barilla, visited the Belgian and French embassies in Washington D.C. in July, participating by invitation in private question and answer sessions that explored topics of international law and policy with diplomats from both consulates.
- Meghan Williford receives Sarah Parker Award
Elon Law student Meghan Williford has been recognized by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) with their annual award named in honor of retired Chief Justice Sarah Parker of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
- Chad Archer receives Elon Law’s highest student honor
Chad Archer L’15 is the recipient of the 2015 David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism.
- Dean’s Reception honors Elon Law Class of 2015
Members of the Class of 2015 at Elon Law welcomed family members and friends to the law school on May 22 to celebrate achievements of the class on the eve of commencement ceremonies.
- Business Law Journal addresses fee-shifting bylaws & Alibaba’s class action lawsuit
In new Elon Business Law Journal articles Kessler Topaz partner Lee Rudy shares insights on corporate fee-shifting bylaws, and the Journal’s editor-in-chief Timothy Prosky discusses Alibaba’s pending class action lawsuit.
- Elon Law students create online business law journal
Elon University School of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of the Elon Business Law Journal. The new online journal will publish content about current and significant developments in business law.
- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to deliver Elon Law’s 2015 Commencement address
Roy Cooper, the attorney general of North Carolina, will deliver Elon University School of Law’s Commencement address on May 23, 2015.
Helpful Links & Forms
- Family & Friends Day at Elon Law - Sept. 19
Family & Friends Day is an event coordinated through the Office of Student and Professional Life in conjunction with the Student Bar Association.
- Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition - March 31-April 2
- Elon Law's sixth annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition will take place Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2, 2016.