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 hold Black Lives Matter Law Student Day of Action
On April 2, students of the Elon Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) provided commentary to raise awareness and advance discussion about racially motivated crimes and police brutality in the United States. Excerpts from their commentary follow.
- Elon Law students support Power of Play Foundation
Six Elon Law students led an effort to raise funds for a local foundation that provides sports and fitness opportunities for children in the foster care system, children with disabilities and other youth.
- Journal of Leadership and the Law publishes issue on student engagement
Contributors to the fourth issue of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law report on law students working creatively to disrupt, innovate and lead in the legal profession.
- Elon engages Leading Edge conference on legal education
Elon Law student Joshua Bonney and alumnus Andrew Realon were part of a national conference examining change in legal education sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.
- New Moot Court Board members announced
Elon Law’s Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the 20 members of the class of 2016 who have been selected for membership on the Board.
- 2014 Intramural Moot Court champions announced
Mackenzie Myers and Joshua Bonney won the final round of Elon Law’s Seventh Annual Intramural Moot Court Competition. Jaclyn Maffetore and Anne Evangelista were the first-runner up team. Evangelista was also named “Best Oralist from the Final Round.” Nickie Young was named “Best Oralist from the Preliminary Rounds.” The team of Megan Boorsma and Marissa Kuzbyt took “Best Brief” honors.
- Student spotlight: Genna Petre selected for U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program
Genna Petre, Class of 2015, has been selected for the Attorney General’s Honors Program with the U.S. Department of Justice, the most prestigious federal entry-level hiring program of its kind.
Helpful Links & Forms
- Innovative work of Elon Law students featured on FOX 8 News
Law students working on legal recommendations to transform how condemned and vacant homes are revitalized were featured Jan. 6 on WGHP Fox 8 News.
- Sixth annual Barrister's Ball - April 13
- The Student Bar Association cordially invites Elon Law students, faculty and staff to attend the 6th Annual Barrister's Ball, Saturday, April 13, 2013.
- Trial by Ice: A night with Olympian Emily Azevedo - March 13
- The Elon Law Leadership Fellows invite you to an evening with Olympic Bobsledder Emily Azevedo.
- Clinics and externships information session - March 12
- Elon Law students are invited to meet with members of the faculty for an information and Q&A session on fall semester clinic and externship opportunities. This forum will take place Tuesday, March 12 from 12:15 to 12:50 in Room 105. Pizza will be served.