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.
- MLK forum prepares Elon Law students to 'answer the knock'
Elon University Assistant Professor Cherrel Miller Dyce challenged law students to better understand their social, moral and psychological identities before confronting threats to social justice in their careers.
- Elon Law Review announces Volume 10 editorial board
A dozen of Elon University School of Law's top students will guide the publication of the student-run and student-edited scholarly journal.
- Elon Law alum sworn in as N.C. District Court judge
In a ceremony attended by some of North Carolina’s legal elite, Carrie Vickery L’09 took her oath of office Thursday to serve Forsyth County as a District Court judge, making her to first alum to ascend to the bench since Elon Law first opened a decade ago.
- Elon Law celebrates Class of 2017 early graduates
The law school community gathered Dec. 15, 2016, to recognize 10 students who completed their legal studies a semester early while, in the words of Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman, “leaving this place better than you found it.”
- Elon Law’s residencies-in-practice shape student knowledge
The opportunity to work full-time in a course-connected legal environment has already "exceeded expectations" of students in the Class of December 2017 whose experiential learning is unlike that found at other law schools.
- NBC's Ronan Farrow: 'This community ... has the power to take risks'
In his recent visit to Elon Law, the Yale Law graduate and former American diplomat praised students for keeping a focus on "real-world problems" that their future degrees will help them to address.
- Alumna's election marks milestone for Elon Law
Carrie Vickery L'09 will be the first Elon Law alumna to preside from a bench after winning her campaign this month to serve residents of Forsyth County as a District Court judge.
Helpful Links & Forms
- 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.