Committed to teaching, scholarship & service
Student life at Elon Law is enriched through a close association with faculty who provide a global perspective and a commitment to innovative teaching, scholarship and service. Members of the faculty are renowned experts in legal education, having authored numerous books, articles and presentations for national and international conferences aimed at improving teaching and learning in law schools. They are at the forefront of Elon’s mission to create a national model of engaged learning in legal education. In addition, the law school has actively recruited international law scholars who bring broad research and experiential credentials. Faculty members also are involved in an array of public service activities, sharing the view that service is an important professional obligation and a fundamental part of the ethos of Elon Law. Faculty members are actively engaged in scholarship addressing many of the nation’s and the world’s most pressing challenges.
All Elon Law professors teach with broad perspectives gained from significant legal practice experience and outstanding legal educations from law schools including Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Stanford and the universities of Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. They author influential treatises used by lawyers in North Carolina and across the nation, as well as casebooks used by lawyers and students nationally. All Elon Law professors are members of the North Carolina Bar Association. Members of the Elon Law faculty include the current chair of North Carolina’s General Statutes Commission, a 22-year representative to the Uniform Law Commission, the founder of the American Bar Association’s Justice Division, advisors to the U.S. State Department, a program director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, a former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and a scholar named one of the nation’s 25 best law professors in the Harvard University Press book, What the Best Law Teachers Do.