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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.

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Student 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 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 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.

Congolese refugees reunite with family at PTI Airport

For the second time in a month, survivors from a war-torn region of the world arrived in Greensboro to reconnect with loved ones after receiving help from Elon Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

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 SBA recognizes 2019 honorees

The Student Bar Association presented awards to outstanding student organizations, leaders, faculty and staff on May 4 at the law school's annual Barristers' Ball.

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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 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.

Elon Law scholar awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law 

During his time at the University of Trento next spring, Professor Henry Gabriel will teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the university’s renowned program in comparative law.

Taleed El-Sabawi to join the Elon Law faculty

A scholar in the area of mental health and addiction policies, Assistant Professor Taleed El-Sabawi will teach property law and other courses that relate to her expertise in health services management and policy when she begins her new role full time at the end of May.

Elon Law administrator honored by NYU BALSA

Associate Dean Wendy Scott was among the honorees at a New York City gala where her law school alma mater's Black Allied Law Student Association recognized alumni "whose contributions to the field of law and beyond have inspired us as students."

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Academic News

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.

The Elon Law pioneer from Guilford College

Travis Poulos L'20 is the first person to enroll at Elon Law as part of an agreement with Guilford College that provides students with an accelerated pathway to earn their law degree as they finish the requirements for their undergraduate studies.

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.

Elon Law scholar awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law 

During his time at the University of Trento next spring, Professor Henry Gabriel will teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the university’s renowned program in comparative law.

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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

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.

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 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 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."

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