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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. 

Semester-in-Practice spotlight: Hannah Davies assists U.S. District Court Judge Martin Reidinger

Following a spring 2014 semester-in-practice with Judge Martin Reidinger of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Hannah Davies L'14 accepted the opportunity to serve as judicial assistant and law clerk to Judge Reidinger beginning in August.

Tom Ross challenges Elon Law graduates to serve and to lead

Delivering the commencement address for Elon Law’s 105-member Class of 2014, University of North Carolina president Thomas W. Ross, Sr., urged the class “to serve and to lead for the common good.”

 

Elon confers honorary degree upon Gail McMichael Lane

At Commencement Exercises for Elon Law’s Class of 2014, Elon University trustee Gail McMichael Lane was presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to education and outstanding service to Elon University.

 

Brian Park receives annual Elon Law award for leadership and professionalism
Brian Park is the 2014 recipient of Elon Law’s highest honor for a graduating student, the David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism.

 

Dean’s Reception honors the Class of 2014

Members of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law welcomed family members and friends to the law school on May 23 to celebrate achievements of the class on the eve of commencement ceremonies. 

 

Elon Law students earn national recognition for diversity initiative

The American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the ABA Young Lawyers Division announced on May 17 that Elon Law’s student-led Diversity Week won first place in the annual Next Steps Diversity Challenge.

Semester-in-Practice spotlight: Caroline Johnson engages international law at United Nations

As part of her semester-in-practice externship, Elon Law student Caroline Johnson L'14 recently participated in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency) meeting in New York City from April 23 - 25, 2014.

Elon Law students recognized for pro bono service 

At Elon Law’s April Reception with the Legal Community, 34 students were recognized for significant pro bono and community service, including third-year law student Caitlin Cutchin who was recognized for contributing the most pro bono hours while at Elon with 581 hours logged. 

Elon Law Review publishes issue on relationship between religion and the state

Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Elon Law Review is titled, “Emerging Issues in First Amendment Jurisprudence: Interpreting the Relationship Between Religion and the State in the Modern Age.”

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.