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Fall 2019 Entering Class

We look forward to welcoming the Elon Law Class of 2021 on August 6, 2019. Below is some information and tasks to complete before your arrival.

Administrative Requirements & Information

  • Elon Email: By mid-July, you will receive an Elon email account to use for school purposes. After you receive this Elon email account, you should start using it for school purposes as soon as possible. When school begins August 6, this will become the primary method, and only email address, that the school will use to communicate with you.

  • Official Transcript(s): An official transcript is required from your bachelor’s degree-granting institution. If you have submitted a final transcript, including a degree conferral date, to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) as part of the application process, this will satisfy the official transcript requirement. If not, you must send a final transcript to LSAC. The applicant’s final and official transcript must be received by LSAC by July 1, 2019.
  • Text Reminders – There are three ways to sign up for Elon Law’s text reminder system from the Office of Career & Student Development. 1) Click here to join: https://www.remind.com/join/elonlaw21 2) If you have a smartphone, get push notifications by opening your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/elonlaw21. Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you will be prompted to download the mobile app). 3) If you don’t have a smartphone, you may get text notifications by texting the message @elonlaw21 to the number 81010.
  • Demographic and Professional Interests Survey. Please complete the survey by July 31.
  • Health forms. Submit the completed graduate health forms to Student Health Services by July 1. If you have questions about the form, you may contact Elon Health Services at 336-278-7230. You will find more information about immunization requirements here.
  • Insurance: Elon requires students to be in compliance with national laws and requirements regarding insurance for national and international students. Elon University Student Health Services provides quality evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury to currently enrolled Elon University students (graduate and undergraduate). Student office visits are free of charge except physicals, well-woman exams, and allergy shots. There are charges for medications, supplies, lab tests, injections, and procedures, due at time of visit. All payments to Student Health Services are out-of-pocket. For more information about Elon’s health insurance requirements and resources for obtaining coverage, please go to https://www.elon.edu/u/health-wellness/health-services/insurance-requirements/.
  • Financial Aid: Questions about your financial aid package should be directed to Lynette Lorenzetti at lorenzet@elon.edu or (336) 278-7640. 
  • Phoenix Card (Elon Student ID Card): All Elon University students are issued Phoenix Cards, the official Elon photo identification card. Once you have received your Elon University username and password, you are able to submit your Phoenix Card photo. Please submit your photo as soon as possible and before August 1. Instructions for submitting your photo and photo requirements are here. You will receive your Phoenix Card when you arrive on August 6.

  • Parking. On August 6, students may park in the student parking lot at 208 N. Church Street, a few blocks from the law school (at the corner of Church St. and Friendly Ave.; entrance on Church St.). Students will receive Elon parking decals that day and may park free of charge in the Church Street lot throughout the academic year. If you are interested in a parking space in the Bellemeade city parking deck across from the law school, keep an eye on your email in mid-July. The Registrar’s Office will send information regarding available spaces around that time. If available, parking deck cards cost approximately $85 per month. For students interested in utilizing public transportation, rather than driving to the law school, the school participates in the HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit) program, which allows students to ride the HEAT buses and all Greensboro city buses free of charge. Students will receive information about the HEAT service during Orientation.

  • Student Handbook & Academic Catalog: The 2019-20 handbook will be available online in late July. Students will need to read the handbook by August 6. After reading the handbook, complete and sign this Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form (PDF).
  • Student Personal & Professional Responsibility Policy: All new students are expected to read and abide by the Elon Law Student Personal and Professional Responsibility Policy, which can be found here. Students will need to read the policy by August 6. After reading the handbook, complete and sign this Student Personal & Professional Responsibility Policy Acknowledgement Form (PDF).
  • Honor Code: All new students are expected to read and abide by the Elon Law Honor Code, which can be found here. Students will need to read the Honor Code by August 6.

Academic Information

Orientation for entering first-year students is August 6-9, 2019. Students should plan to be at the law school roughly 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the Orientation week, as well as through the August term, which runs from August 12 to August 30. More detailed schedules and other information related to Orientation and the August term will be available at this web page in a few weeks, and we will email incoming students when this information is posted here. Information about the Fall term which begins on September 3, will be made available later in the summer. 

  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar for the Class of December 2021 is available here.

  • The Common Reading: Incoming students for fall 2019 will read the book, "Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption," by Bryan Stevenson, and then explore the book's themes through discussions with other students and faculty during orientation. Stevenson’s book draws on his work to exonerate a death row inmate in 1993 as a central storyline to explore problems with the American criminal justice system and the country's approach to race and incarceration. Click here for more information about Bryan Stevenson, the book, and the Equal Justice Initiative. Students should obtain a copy of the book and read it by August 7. 

  • Core Grammar: One way to start preparing is to begin working on Core Grammar for Lawyers, an on-line program available at http://www.coregrammarforlawyers.com/. For your Legal Method & Communication (LMC) courses, Core Grammar will be a required text. You will need to purchase a one-year subscription to it. Please note that you do not need to enter a class code to begin working on it. Find out more information about Core Grammar in this letter from Professor Sue Liemer