New Student Orientation

The Leadership Program at Elon Law

In addition to a rigorous core curriculum, Elon Law also provides students with in-depth skills training, leadership and teamwork experiences, opportunities for direct client engagement, and an innovative Preceptor Program.

Leadership Curriculum

Law students are actively engaged in leadership programs and courses during their three years of study. Click here for an overview about the purpose and benefits of the program.

First Year
In the first year, students take Lawyering, Leadership, and Professionalism, which is a foundation into learning and shaping the values and skills that will help them become successful practitioners of the law.

Second Year
Second year students participate in a course, Public Law and Leadership, which allows them to incorporate the skills they honed in their first-year to tackle real legal problems for clients.

Third Year
In the final year of law studies, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in the law school’s Capstone Leadership Course, wherein they apply their legal knowledge and leadership skills towards initiatives of their choice that benefit the profession, the community, or society, more broadly.

Preceptor Program
One of Elon Law's most distinctive characteristics is its Preceptor Program, through which more than 50 experienced lawyers from a broad range of practice settings mentor law students. As a first year student you will be partnered with a lawyer who will serve as a mentor for the duration of your first year and beyond.

Self-Assessments

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

During your time in law school you will be asked to complete several self-assessments that will give you valuable feedback on dimensions such as your personality type, attitude toward change, and preferences in interacting with other people. Prior to first-year Orientation exercises, incoming students are required to complete the MBTI. This test gives you key insights about yourself and how you interact with other people – insights that directly relate to success factors for law students and lawyer-leaders alike. In addition, the MBTI helps you understand your own learning style, which can sharpen your law school study habits and test-taking abilities.