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.
- Balancing blessings & obligations on the scales of justice
In Convocation remarks to the Class of 2020, one of North Carolina’s top philanthropic leaders encouraged Elon Law’s newest students to never forget the fortunes of fate that brought them to law school or the responsibilities they have to serve the public with a legal education.
- Elon Law welcomes the Class of 2020
The newest class at Elon University School of Law in downtown Greensboro is the largest and one of the most diverse in school history, crafted from a record number of applicants drawn to a 2.5-year program that emphasizes learning by doing.
- A season of hands-on legal learning
Elon Law students are helping to address important and complex legal questions this summer in placements with law firms, judges, government agencies, corporations, and nonprofits around the United States.
- Learning from the chief justice of the state’s top court
Richard Williams conducted legal research for the Hon. Mark Martin of the Supreme Court of North Carolina as part of his Elon Law education. An aspiring criminal law attorney, Williams shared insights about his experience for the latest profile in a series of Q&A's on residency-in-practice placements for Elon Law's Class of 2018.
- Elon Law students invited to UN event on immigration & refugees
Five students in the Class of 2018 completing their residency-in-practice with the law school’s immigration clinic took part in the #JoinTogether Conference of higher education institutions at the United Nations in New York City.
- Elon Law duo makes school history in Intramural Moot Court Competition
Tyrra Walker and Kelli P. Rawlinson from the Class of 2019 triumphed this month in a contest that challenged students to argue the merits of a fictional civil lawsuit surrounding the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
- Legal residency delivers insight into education law
Alishia Tidwell recently completed a residency-in-practice with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which oversees North Carolina's second-largest school system. She shared reflections about her work for the latest profile in a series of Q&A's on residency placements for Elon Law's Class of 2018.
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.