Students

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

'Carry on Elon's tradition of service'

Elon University School of Law conferred 102 degrees in a Commencement ceremony that featured an address by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, who reminded graduates of their duty to seek justice and to protect the rule of law in troubling times.

Elon Law Review announces Volume 12 editorial board

Eleven of Elon University School of Law's top students will guide the publication next year of the student-run and student-edited scholarly journal.

Elon Law elects 2019 Student Bar Association leaders

Executive board members and class representatives help lead an umbrella organization that governs other law school organizations and committees.

Duo marks best ever Elon Law finish at National Moot Court Competition

Capping a busy fall for advocacy students at Elon Law, Jordan Hensley L'18 and Therron Causey L'19 reached the semifinals in the Richmond regional of a program co-sponsored by New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition Committee and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Elon Law elects Student Bar Association leaders

The executive board and class representatives will help lead a governing body that serves as the umbrella organization for other law school organizations and committees.

Famed attorney criticizes White House for rhetoric, and defends its use of power

Civil liberties lawyer and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, in a Distinguished Leadership Lecture at Elon University School of Law, said he believes a special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election might end with more criminal indictments - just not of President Donald J. Trump.

Elon Law listed among The Princeton Review's 'best law schools'

The 2019 edition of "The Best 165 Law Schools" featured multiple student reflections on Elon Law's approach to experiential education, with one student concluding "Elon Law doesn’t just teach the law, but paves the way for practicing the law."

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Student Events

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.
Phi Alpha Delta Committee Meeting - Oct. 20

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