Elon University School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Tiffany D. Atkins – Legal Method & Communication Fellow

• B.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; J.D., Elon University School of Law
• Formerly a Staff Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, litigating in District Court, Superior Court, and in administrative hearings.
• Previously taught Race and the Law at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
• Scholarly Interests: Constitutional Law, Race Law, Family Law, Clinical Education

Elliot Engstrom – Legal Method & Communication Fellow

• B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., University of Georgia
• Formerly Lead Counsel for the Civitas Institute, litigating in administrative, superior, and appellate courts and also filing multiple amicus briefs with the North Carolina Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court; Prior to that a Litigation Clerk at the Goldwater Institute and Director of Communications for Young Americans for Liberty; Practices administrative and public records law in Greensboro.
• Scholarly Interests: Administrative Law, Freedom of Information, State Courts, State Constitutions

Full-Time Staff

Shavonnie Carthens – Academic and Bar Support Instructor

• Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law, BA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
• Joins us from teaching at Ashford University in the areas of Business Ethics, Business law and Public Administration and from serving as an academic reviewer at Southern New Hampshire University
• Legal practice areas: Real Estate Law, Wills and Estates Law, Social Security Disability Law, Veterans’ Law

Jordan Jones – Assistant Director of Admissions, Elon Law School

Jordan joins the law school as its assistant director of admissions.  She most recently served as an admissions coordinator at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York.  Jordan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida. Prior to joining Cornell Law’s admissions office, she had worked in administrative support roles in legal compliance and accounting firms.