Elon University School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Heather Gram - Fellow, Legal Method and Communication 

• B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law 
• Joins us after teaching as an adjunct at Wake Forest School of Law. Previously served as Associate General Counsel for Harpo Productions. 

Sue Liemer - Director of Legal Method and Communication Program and Professor of Law 

• B.A., Princeton University; J.D., University of Virginia 
• Joins us from teaching at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she directed the Lawyering Skills Program for 17 years 
• Scholarly Interests: legal writing pedagogy; legal rights of artists and the history of those rights 

Katherine Reynolds - Clinical Practitioner-in-Residence, Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic

• B.A., Franklin College, J.D., University of Virginia 
• Joins us from directing the Immigration Legal Services program at Church World Service, Greensboro.
• Scholarly Interests: International Human Rights Law, Immigration Law

Drew Simshaw - Legal Method Communication Fellow 

• B.A., University of Washington; J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law 
• Formally a Staff Attorney and Teaching Fellow at Georgetown Law's Institute for Public Representation, representing public interest organizations in federal agency proceedings and in litigation in federal appellate courts, and teaching in Georgetown Law's Communications and Technology Law Clinic. 
• Formally a Fellow and Policy Analyst at Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) and Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR). 
• Scholarly Interests: Technology Law, Robotics and Artifical Intelligence, Communications Law, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Disability Access, Consumer Protection

Full-Time Staff

Samantha Derr - Law Library Assistant 

Samantha graduated magna cum laude from Guilford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies. There she also worked with Disability Resources and Learning Commons departments to help peers achieve academic success, earning her Level I College Reading and Learning Association Peer Tutoring certification. Prior to joining Elon, Samantha was an Admissions Associate at the Greensboro Science Center, and before that participated in the Max Mukelabai Diversity Internship program in Asheville, NC as the Pollinator Awareness Marketing & Event Planning Intern.

Fernando A. Nuñez - Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney 

Fernando will serve as Immigration Justice Staff attorney in the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic in conjunction with the Family Justice Centers of Guilford and Alamance County, representing non-citizen victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Fernando received his JD from Stetson College of Law and his B.S. in Accountancy from Bernard M. Baruch College. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law. He comes to Elon Law from Charlotte School of Law where he supervised the Immigration and Human Rights Clinics. Prior to that he co-taught the Small Practice Immigration Clinic at the University of Maryland Law School and was in private practice as a solo practitioner in Florida.