- Criminal Law Society hosts white-collar crime forum
Developed for students interested in practicing criminal law, especially in the area of white-collar crime, the forum featured Terry Meinecke, a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, and W. James Payne, a white-collar defense attorney.
- Elon Law student joins First Lady at State of the Union
Tyrone Davis L'14, a Leadership Fellow at Elon University School of Law, attended the President’s annual address on Jan. 28 as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama, an honor the White House reserves for "extraordinary Americans who exemplify the themes and ideals laid out in the State of the Union Address." Learn why Davis was selected and about his hopes for the future in this article.
- Students advance to international round of moot court competition
Elon Law’s Media and International Law Moot Court Team, comprised of Ben Kempton L’14 and Craig Martin L’15, advanced to the quarterfinals in the Americas Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, held at Cardozo Law School in New York, N.Y. The Elon team’s performance in the Americas Round qualified them for the final International Round of the Price Moot, to be held in April at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
- New Moot Court Board members announced
Elon Law’s Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the 20 members of the class of 2015 who have been selected for membership on the Board.
- 2013 Intramural Moot Court champions announced
Hayley Sherman and John Boschini won the final round of the Sixth Annual Elon Law Intramural Moot Court Competition held on September 30. Genna Petre and Bree Shadrick were the first-runner up team. Shadrick was also named “Best Oralist from the Final Round,” and Michael Costolo was named “Best Oralist from the Preliminary Rounds.” The team of Katie Lester and Mark Henkle took “Best Brief” honors.
- Elon Law welcomes inaugural Business Fellows
Six members of the classes of 2015 and 2016 form the inaugural cohort of Business Fellows at Elon University School of Law.
- Elon Law's Class of 2016 volunteers across Greensboro
For the seventh consecutive year, orientation for first-year law students included a day of service at nonprofit organizations throughout the region.
- Caroline Mauch recognized for successful advocacy
Legal Aid of North Carolina reports that Elon Law student Caroline Mauch L'14 won her first hearing on behalf of a client as an intern with the organization's Senior Law Project in Asheville, NC.
- Judge Catherine Eagles urges Elon Law graduates to take risks and improve justice
The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, delivered the Elon University School of Law commencement address on May 25 before 123 members of the Class of 2013.
- Melodie Menzer receives annual Elon Law award for leadership and professionalism
Melodie Menzer is the 2013 recipient of Elon University School of Law’s highest honor for a graduating student, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism.
- Dean’s Reception celebrates Class of 2013
On the eve of commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 at Elon University School of Law, members of the class celebrated with family and friends.
- Elon Law students join leadership of ABA Law Student Division
Ian Phillips will serve as Executive Lieutenant Governor and Brian Park will serve as Lieutenant Governor for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the Fourth Circuit of the American Bar Association Law Student Division.
- Elon Law students participate in international arbitration conference
Brenna Ragghianti and Andrew Scott engaged lawyers, law scholars, intergovernmental officials and senior corporate leaders at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (ATLAS) annual conference in April.
- Judge Teresa Vincent recognized at Women’s Law Association dinner
On April 17 the Elon Law Women’s Law Association celebrated students, faculty and legal professionals at the 5th Annual Women in the Profession Dinner. This year’s honoree for the “Outstanding Woman in the Profession” award was the Honorable Judge Teresa H. Vincent.
- Elon Law students recognized for pro bono service
At Elon Law’s April Reception with the Legal Community, 43 students were recognized for significant pro bono and community service, including third-year law student Kaitlin Shimansky who was recognized for contributing the most pro bono hours while at Elon with 445 hours logged.
- Elon Law students elect new leadership
The student body at Elon Law recently elected a new slate of Student Bar Association (SBA) leaders for the 2013-14 academic year. Katie Koone will serve as President.
- Women's Law Association hosts fifth annual Barbara Sullivan 5K Race
Elon Law students Kelsey Roth, Joe Doren, Janison Dillon and Kristen Seum won the team competition in the race. Alex Hazel L’09 won the women’s category and Andy Rinehart won the men’s category.
- Business Law Association hosts third annual golf tournament
Elon Law alumni Haynes Dallas L’09, Michael Eldredge L’10 and Ryan Stewart L’09, with guest Brandon Ellisen, won the Business Law Association's third inaugural golf tournament on March 2.
- Trial by Ice: Olympian Emily Azevedo speaks at Elon Law
- Far from the typical attorneys and legal scholars that the Elon Law Leadership Fellows often welcome to speak at the law school, Olympic bobsledder Emily Azevedo proved that leadership comes in all forms. On March 13, Azevedo, a member of the Women’s Olympic Bobsled Team, spoke to students about the struggles and triumphs that led to her successful completion of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
- Julie Dogan featured in North Carolina Bar Association video
- Elon Law student Julie Dogan describes her experiences bobsledding as a member of the America’s Cup Team, World Cup Team and World Championship team in the NCBA’s “IN Focus” video series.
- The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles to deliver Elon Law’s 2013 Commencement Address
- The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, will deliver Elon University School of Law's 2013 Commencement address on May 25.
- Elon Law moot court board completes successful spring competition season
- On March 9, the Elon Law team of Jenifer McCrea L'13, Christian Robin L'14 and John Warren L'13 advanced from preliminary rounds to reach the regional semifinals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.
- Leadership Fellows join forces to address global and local challenges
- Elon University School of Law's Leadership Fellows hosted a second annual Leadership Academy on February 16, welcoming Elon University's Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows to collaborate in the examination of global problems and local solutions.
- Elon team excels at national moot court competition
- The Elon Law team of Chantelle Lytle, Jason Senges and Adam Spivey advanced from preliminary rounds to reach the quarterfinals of the William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament at William & Mary School of Law.
- Study abroad fair presents law students with international opportunities
- Elon Law’s Study Abroad/International Fair, held February 1, included representatives from five law schools who spoke with students about opportunities for international study.
- Elon Law student elected to top ABA post
- David Lambert, a member of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law, has been elected Governor of the American Bar Association Fourth Circuit Law Student Division representing 17 law schools in four states. His election occurred at the spring meeting of the ABA’s Fourth Circuit Law Student Division, held at Elon Law on February 9.
- Elon hosts ABA Fourth Circuit Law Student Division Meeting
- On February 9, Elon Law hosted the spring meeting of the ABA Fourth Circuit Law Student Division. Three Elon Law students contributed significantly to planning this event: David Lambert L'14, who served as a Lieutenant Governor of the Fourth Circuit Division in 2012 and was elected Governor of the Division at the spring meeting, Jenifer McCrea L’13, who served as Elon Law’s student representative to the ABA this year, and Bill White L’14, who served as Elon Law’s associate student representative to the ABA.
- Law student report on study abroad as “a new way of seeing things”
- Third-year Elon Law students Jenifer McCrea and Ashley Poling recently coordinated a forum exploring the benefits of study abroad experiences for law students. In the following article, Poling reports on the panel and reflects on the benefits of international study.
- Kaitlin Shimansky receives Women of Justice Award
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly selected Kaitlin Shimansky, a member of the Class of 2013 at Elon University School of Law, as an inaugural Women of Justice Award honoree.
- Moot Court team advances to quarterfinals and wins best brief award at national legal ethics and professionalism competition
- Third-year Elon Law students Jennifer Meeks Mickle and Will Drath excelled at the Third Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition at Mercer University School of Law on November 16-17. In a strong field of 22 teams from law schools across the country, the team reached the quarterfinals and took Best Petitioner’s Brief honors.
- Law student project a finalist in national job creation challenge
- In an attempt to change the way we discuss, debate and educate ourselves about legislation, third-year law student Matthew Wilcut is launching, what he calls, a social network for we, the people.
- Students lead Pro Bono Week at Elon Law
- Law students participated in public service work and professional forums through Pro Bono Week at Elon Law. Events were hosted in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s annual National Celebration of Pro Bono.
- Elon Law students reach quarterfinals and take best brief honors at national moot court competition
- Two teams from Elon were quarterfinalists at the Twelfth Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law on October 26-27. The Elon teams were comprised of third-year students Sarah Boshears, Grant Buckner, Gwendolyn Lewis, and Daniel Harris.
- Public interest stipend supports student work in Public Defender's office
- The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) at Elon Law was able to provide Elizabeth Duncan, L’13, with a stipend to support her public interest internship over the summer of 2012.
- 2012 Journal of Leadership and the Law published
- The second edition of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law, published October 17, includes interviews with accomplished lawyers about leadership in the judiciary and in immigration law, as well as student articles about the Conference on Law and Leadership and the value of interdisciplinary work, multilingualism and receptiveness to effective leadership in the law.
- 2012 Intramural Moot Court champions announced
- Fourteen students were selected to join the law school’s Moot Court Board after the Fifth Annual Elon Law Intramural Moot Court Competition. David Lambert and Christian Robin won the final round of the competition held on October 1.
- David Gergen speaks on 2012 elections at advisory board luncheon with law students
- Elon Law students had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the members of Elon University’s Law School Advisory Board and to hear remarks from advisory board chairman David Gergen during a luncheon held at the law school on September 18.
- Elon Law's Class of 2015 volunteers across Greensboro
- Incoming law students got an early start in giving back to Greensboro during the Elon Reaches Out day of service.
- Judge Catherine Eagles honored at Women’s Law Association annual dinner
- United States District Court Judge Catherine Eagles was honored by the Elon Law Women’s Law Association (WLA) for her accomplishments in the legal community at the WLA's fifth annual Women in the Profession Dinner.
- Dean’s Reception for the Class of 2012 celebrates student achievement
- On the eve of Commencement Exercises, members of the Class of 2012 took time to celebrate all they had achieved collectively and to recognize individual achievements of their peers.
- Ben Snyder receives annual Elon Law award for leadership and professionalism
- Ben Snyder is the 2012 recipient of Elon University School of Law’s highest honor for a graduating student, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism.
- Black Law Students Association recognizes graduating students
- The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Elon Law held its annual reception and dinner honoring third-year law students on April 20. Angela Gray of Gray Newell, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina delivered the event's keynote address.
- Elon Law students provide free tax services for the elderly
- Law students helped 391 low-income residents of Guilford County to obtain more than $360,000 in tax refunds.
- Legal reception honors students’ pro bono and community service
- At Elon Law's sixth and final reception with the legal community for the academic year, the law school recognized students for pro bono and community service. Henry Isaacson, senior partner of Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan & Fountain, LLP, spoke on the importance of pro bono work.
- Elon Law students elect new leadership
- The student body at Elon Law recently elected a new slate of Student Bar Association (SBA) leaders for the 2012-13 academic year. Gwendolyn Lewis will serve as President.
- Elon Law student commemorates anniversary of the Lebanese Cedar Revolution
- Mitch Baroody, a member of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law, participated in a March 19 Washington, DC event to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Lebanese Cedar Revolution. The event featured U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly.
- Women's Law Association holds Race for Women's Health
- The fourth annual race raised more than $2,000 to support Alzheimer's disease research with upward of 170 people entering the event.
- Mock trial teams compete in Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
- Competing nationally for the first time since the mock trial program was established, members of Elon Law's Student Advocacy Board recently traveled to Tennessee and Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Trial Competition (NTC) and the Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), respectively, earning high marks from competition judges and faculty.
- Elon Law students earn team and individual honors in national moot court competitions
- On January 24, members of the Moot Court Board at Elon Law built on a series of achievements in recent months, with Beth Klein and Chris McLain finishing in the top eight teams at the 35th annual J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The competition drew 24 teams from law schools across the country.
- Federalist Society hosts debate on judicial selection
- The Elon Law chapter of The Federalist Society hosted a debate at the law school on January 11 between University of Kansas School of Law Professor Stephen Ware and Duke Law Professor Paul Carrington about the best way to select judges.