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The Elon Edge: Personal, Experiential, Connected

Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach to legal education

ELON LAW PLACES STUDENTS AT THE CENTER of a deeply experiential, highly personal, academically challenging and value-focused legal education.

The school’s new curriculum builds on signature programs that have earned national recognition and Elon's widely recognized position as the nation's preeminent university for engaged learning.

As an Elon Law graduate, you will have a distinct career advantage because the school provides in-depth experiences, extensive professional relationships, a rigorous academic program and an outstanding value.

 

100% of students benefit from:

Immersive experiences

  • Full-time residencies-in-practice
  • Attorney mentors from day one
  • Team-based, real-world legal projects
  • Labs with simulations led by accomplished attorneys
  • Bridge-to-Practice courses
  • Extensive opportunities for experiential learning in legal clinics, clerkships, internships, trial advocacy courses, and Moot Court and Mock Trial programs

Rigorous academics

  • Development of core legal knowledge and skills in challenging and engaging courses
  • A 90-credit curriculum that exceeds ABA standards
  • Writing and oral advocacy emphasis in all trimesters
  • Introductory course in legal analysis & communication
  • Nationally recognized training in leadership, focused on professionalism, business skills, technology, project management and civic engagement
  • A strategic sequence of courses and experiences to accelerate learning and career development

Personal & professional connections

  • A 9:1 student-faculty ratio in a supportive community
  • Fewer than 25 students in the majority of classes
  • Four professional advisors for each student, advancing custom career pathways
  • Strategic and recurring networking events
  • Programs to create extensive professional portfolios
  • One of the few U.S. law schools that is home to a working court - the North Carolina Business Court

Outstanding value

  • Newly reduced tuition that is 20 percent lower than the national average for private law schools
  • A locked tuition guaranteed not to increase for the entering class
  • Extensive scholarship and fellowship opportunities for qualified applicants, including the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship (beginning in 2018) for returning Peace Corps volunteers
  • Seven-trimester (2.5 year) curriculum that reduces costs of living, allows students to graduate in December, take the February bar exam and begin careers earlier than traditional three-year models

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