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'Provide the opportunity for humanity to thrive'

Elon Law's Class of 2021 was reminded this month of the ways a legal education can benefit society when students gathered on main campus for a Convocation ceremony that emphasized academic and professional expectations for law students.

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'Provide the opportunity for humanity to thrive'

Elon Law's Class of 2021 was reminded this month of the ways a legal education can benefit society when students gathered on main campus for a Convocation ceremony that emphasized academic and professional expectations for law students.

A welcome to Elon Law's Class of 2021

The second-largest class in Elon Law history is also its most diverse, with more than half of new students hailing from outside of North Carolina and nearly a third who identify as students of color.

Elon Law duo brings stories of law school to podcasting

Aiming to make a legal education less intimidating for first-generation law students, James Harris L'19 and Dan Walsh L'20 created "Law School Crucible" with interviews showcasing the many ways the Elon Law community defines success.

Elon Law partners with Meredith College for pathway program

Under a new agreement, exceptionally qualified students attending Meredith College in Raleigh will be able to earn their undergraduate and law degrees in five and a half years.

Elon Law to assist with 'People Not Property' project

Students can now complete pro bono hours by transcribing pre-Civil War bills of sale for people once enslaved in Guilford County, part of a broader effort to create a searchable database of digitized records tied to North Carolina's history of slavery.

Former prosecutor to deliver Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture

Preet Bharara served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan where he prosecuted terrorists, drug cartels, arms traffickers, money launderers, insider traders, and corrupt public officials. He visits October 10 for a talk at the Carolina Theatre.

Joining the legal profession 'with some of my closest friends'

Elon Law helped support a Greensboro Bar Association springtime swearing-in ceremony for newly licensed attorneys, most of whom were December graduates of the law school’s 2.5-year program centered on learning by doing.

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Alumni News

Joining the legal profession 'with some of my closest friends'

Elon Law helped support a Greensboro Bar Association springtime swearing-in ceremony for newly licensed attorneys, most of whom were December graduates of the law school’s 2.5-year program centered on learning by doing.

Elon Law honors retiring faculty members

Professors, students and alumni paid tribute to James G. Exum Jr., Margaret Kantlehner and Peter T. Hoffman in a Friday afternoon ceremony that celebrated their career highlights and prolific contributions to Elon Law.

Women judges to students: 'Be ready to help others'

Seven jurists from across the state, including an associate justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina and two Elon Law alumni, visited Greensboro on April 29 to offer advice for students who attended a program hosted by the Women's Law Association.

Schedule of events for Elon Law's 2019 Inclusion Week

Several student groups have organized programs from Feb. 18-23 to showcase the impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession.

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Career Services News

Joining the legal profession 'with some of my closest friends'

Elon Law helped support a Greensboro Bar Association springtime swearing-in ceremony for newly licensed attorneys, most of whom were December graduates of the law school’s 2.5-year program centered on learning by doing.

A season of hands-on legal learning

Elon Law students are helping to address important and complex legal questions this summer in placements with law firms, judges, government agencies, corporations, and nonprofits around the United States.

A hands-on approach to learning real estate law

Helen Tsiolkas recently completed a legal residency-in-practice with The Carroll Companies, one of the region's largest real estate developers. She shared insights of her experience for the latest profile in an occasional series of stories on residency placements for Elon Law's Class of 2018.

Elon Law to host Reunion Weekend 2018

Alumni of the downtown Greensboro law school can register now for events from June 1-2 that include a CLE at the law school, an awards program to celebrate alumni professional achievement, and a luncheon for the Class of 2013 as it marks its five-year reunion.

Elon Law alumni named to leadership program

Five graduates of Elon University School of Law were among 16 attorneys selected for the North Carolina Bar Association's Leadership Academy, a program designed to "help young lawyers become more effective leaders in their communities." 

Elon Law students selected for prestigious NCBA internship program

Ahmed Mohamed, Chris Tarpley and Tyrra Walker - members of Elon Law’s Class of 2019 - accepted distinguished work placements as part of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program.

Elon Law announces staff promotions in career services office

Melissa Duncan '06 L'09, Jennifer Gibert Mencarini, and Aisa Turman have assumed new titles and roles in the Office of Career & Student Development.

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Leadership News

Elon scholars: 'Judge shopping' in sex discrimination cases may be for naught

New research by Catherine Dunham and Chris Leupold finds that neither a federal judge's gender, race, nor political appointment appears to impact his or her approach to evaluating Title VII lawsuits. Age? That's (possibly) an issue.

Elon Law welcomes new faculty for 2019-20

Assistant Professors Tiffany Atkins L'11 and Vanessa Zboreak will add to Elon Law's Legal Method & Communication Program while Assistant Professor Katherene "Kathy" Conner begins direction of the law school’s Residency-in-Practice Program.

Women judges to students: 'Be ready to help others'

Seven jurists from across the state, including an associate justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina and two Elon Law alumni, visited Greensboro on April 29 to offer advice for students who attended a program hosted by the Women's Law Association.

State's top jurist to deliver Elon Law Commencement address

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, the first African-American woman to lead the Supreme Court of North Carolina, will share her wisdom at December's graduation ceremony for the Elon Law Class of 2019.

Regional leaders reflect on impact of Elon Law

"Elon Law in Greensboro: Past, Present, & Future" featured insights from civic, business, and higher education leaders who shared how the law school has played a role in transforming downtown into a robust nexus of learning and living.

Four Elon Law students invited to NCBA internship program

Kia Barrett, Alisha Harris, Timisha Henley and Cynthia Hernandez from Elon Law's Class of 2020 will work this summer in top legal placements through the North Carolina Bar Association's Minorities in the Profession 1L Summer Associate Program.

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Faculty News

Elon Law professor awarded 2019 Legal Writing Scholarship Grant

Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L'11 received funding to research how young law students’ beliefs on social justice and equality, fiscal conservatism, and a desire to make a difference will change the landscape of legal education.

Elon Law professor talks gerrymandering in media reports

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke with WGHP FOX 8 and WXII12 about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that keeps federal courts out of legislative redistricting based on partisanship.

Elon Law scholar co-authors textbook on information law

Associate Professor David S. Levine's "Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity," written with Sharon K. Sandeen of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is the first textbook of its kind to suggest a holistic approach for attorneys handling questions related to privacy, data breaches, government transparency and more.

Elon scholars: 'Judge shopping' in sex discrimination cases may be for naught

New research by Catherine Dunham and Chris Leupold finds that neither a federal judge's gender, race, nor political appointment appears to impact his or her approach to evaluating Title VII lawsuits. Age? That's (possibly) an issue.

Elon Law scholar: Regulating fetal remains disposal passes muster

Before the U.S. Supreme Court upheld part of an Indiana law regarding abortion, Professor Tom Molony published in the Florida Law Review that previous court rulings "leave states with a great deal of latitude to regulate abortion in a manner aimed at protecting potential life."

Elon Law welcomes new faculty for 2019-20

Assistant Professors Tiffany Atkins L'11 and Vanessa Zboreak will add to Elon Law's Legal Method & Communication Program while Assistant Professor Katherene "Kathy" Conner begins direction of the law school’s Residency-in-Practice Program.

Elon Law honors retiring faculty members

Professors, students and alumni paid tribute to James G. Exum Jr., Margaret Kantlehner and Peter T. Hoffman in a Friday afternoon ceremony that celebrated their career highlights and prolific contributions to Elon Law.

Elon Law dean: Bigger ideas needed in legal education

"Audacious is Not a Four Letter Word: Is Bold Big Enough for Legal Education?" by Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman in The University of Toledo Law Review encourages law schools to "develop a culture of distinctiveness" to address legal education's concerns about relevance, sustainability and value.

Elon Law educator invited to NCBA leadership program

Marissa Meredith, a Legal Method and Communication Fellow, is one of 16 attorneys participating in the 2019 North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy for emerging legal leaders who want to enhance interpersonal and communication skills.

Board of Trustees promotes two Elon Law scholars 

Enrique Armijo and Thomas J. Molony were among the Elon University faculty promoted to full professor on March 11 by the university's Board of Trustees.

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Academic News

'Provide the opportunity for humanity to thrive'

Elon Law's Class of 2021 was reminded this month of the ways a legal education can benefit society when students gathered on main campus for a Convocation ceremony that emphasized academic and professional expectations for law students.

A welcome to Elon Law's Class of 2021

The second-largest class in Elon Law history is also its most diverse, with more than half of new students hailing from outside of North Carolina and nearly a third who identify as students of color.

Elon Law professor awarded 2019 Legal Writing Scholarship Grant

Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L'11 received funding to research how young law students’ beliefs on social justice and equality, fiscal conservatism, and a desire to make a difference will change the landscape of legal education.

Elon Law scholar co-authors textbook on information law

Associate Professor David S. Levine's "Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity," written with Sharon K. Sandeen of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is the first textbook of its kind to suggest a holistic approach for attorneys handling questions related to privacy, data breaches, government transparency and more.

Elon Law crowns intramural moot court champions

Edwina Avbuere L’20 and Spenser Sullivan L’20 prevailed Tuesday night in the championship round of Elon Law’s largest intramural moot contest to date where teams argued the merits of a fictional sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit.

Elon Law to host legal writing visiting scholar

Professor Ruth Anne Robbins from Rutgers Law School will deliver a faculty presentation, contribute to a scholarship forum, and lead a Harry Potter-themed conversation on effective legal writing through a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

Elon Law Review names staff for Volume 12

Twelve students from the Class of 2020 were selected to help publish the law school's annual journal aimed at advancing legal education and scholarship.

Elon Law welcomes new faculty for 2019-20

Assistant Professors Tiffany Atkins L'11 and Vanessa Zboreak will add to Elon Law's Legal Method & Communication Program while Assistant Professor Katherene "Kathy" Conner begins direction of the law school’s Residency-in-Practice Program.

A prime place to study real estate law

In the latest in a series of profiles of Elon Law students reflecting on their residencies-in-practice, Aysha Johnson L'19 shares how her work for the Guilford County Clerk of Superior Court provided her with a deeper understanding of the complex issues involved in real estate law, property rights, and estate planning.

Elon Law dean: Bigger ideas needed in legal education

"Audacious is Not a Four Letter Word: Is Bold Big Enough for Legal Education?" by Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman in The University of Toledo Law Review encourages law schools to "develop a culture of distinctiveness" to address legal education's concerns about relevance, sustainability and value.

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Giving News

Regional leaders reflect on impact of Elon Law

"Elon Law in Greensboro: Past, Present, & Future" featured insights from civic, business, and higher education leaders who shared how the law school has played a role in transforming downtown into a robust nexus of learning and living.

Elon Law alumna named law school's assistant dean for development

Barbara Cini L'11 will develop and execute a comprehensive development program that includes major gifts, corporation and foundation relations, donor relations, and alumni engagement.

Accomplished double alum joins Elon Law Board of Advisors

Mark S. Jetton Jr. '06 L'09, a Charlotte criminal defense and personal injury attorney, is the first Elon University and Elon Law alumnus selected to the board of judges, lawyers and business leaders who advise the university about the law school’s strategic growth.

In praise of an Elon Law mentor

To honor a local attorney's unwavering support of her legal studies, student Wendy Smith made a gift to Elon Law that was celebrated June 7 with the unveiling of a plaque recognizing G. Steve Crihfield for his commitment to encouraging students who are pursuing a career in law.

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Admissions News

'Provide the opportunity for humanity to thrive'

Elon Law's Class of 2021 was reminded this month of the ways a legal education can benefit society when students gathered on main campus for a Convocation ceremony that emphasized academic and professional expectations for law students.

A welcome to Elon Law's Class of 2021

The second-largest class in Elon Law history is also its most diverse, with more than half of new students hailing from outside of North Carolina and nearly a third who identify as students of color.

Elon Law duo brings stories of law school to podcasting

Aiming to make a legal education less intimidating for first-generation law students, James Harris L'19 and Dan Walsh L'20 created "Law School Crucible" with interviews showcasing the many ways the Elon Law community defines success.

Elon Law partners with Meredith College for pathway program

Under a new agreement, exceptionally qualified students attending Meredith College in Raleigh will be able to earn their undergraduate and law degrees in five and a half years.

Elon Law professor awarded 2019 Legal Writing Scholarship Grant

Assistant Professor Tiffany Atkins L'11 received funding to research how young law students’ beliefs on social justice and equality, fiscal conservatism, and a desire to make a difference will change the landscape of legal education.

More

Elon Law Events

Former prosecutor to deliver Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture

Preet Bharara served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan where he prosecuted terrorists, drug cartels, arms traffickers, money launderers, insider traders, and corrupt public officials. He visits October 10 for a talk at the Carolina Theatre.

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