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NOTE: Students admitted for August 2019 should refrain from using the below information to purchase books or schedule summer plans until you receive notice from Elon Law’s Office of Admissions and Office of Student Life.

 

Administrative Requirements & Information for the Class Entering August 2018 :

The information below was updated on May 23, 2018. This information will be updated throughout the summer leading up to registration on August 6, so please check back often for new 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), this will satisfy the official transcript requirement.  If not, the transcript must be sent directly to the School of Law from the Registrar’s Office at the applicant’s undergraduate college or university. If the applicant is a candidate for his or her undergraduate degree in May or June 2018, he or she should wait to request the transcript until after receiving the degree. The applicant’s final and official transcript must be received by July 1, 2018.  If sending the transcript directly to Elon Law, it should be sent to: Office of Admissions, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or official electronic transcripts can be sent to lawadmissions@elon.edu.  
  • Text Reminders – sign up for Elon Law’s text reminder system from the Office of Career & Student Development by August 6. To sign up, text @elonlaw20 to 81010 OR click here to join: https://www.remind.com/join/elonlaw20
  • Demographic and Professional Interests Survey. Please complete the survey by July 31.
  • Health/ Immunization 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.
  • Insurance: Elon University requires all law students to have health coverage prior to beginning classes. If you are not covered by your parents’ health insurance policy, then you will need to obtain your own policy. 
  • Financial Aid: Questions about your financial aid package should be directed to Lynette Lorenzetti at lorenzet@elon.edu or (336) 278-7640. 
  • Haven Training (Elon password protected): Elon requires all incoming students to complete the Haven online education program. Haven addresses gender-based violence, including sexual assault, sexual harass­ment and stalking. Haven also teaches students about consent, the characteris­tics of healthy and unhealthy relation­ships, and offers strategies students can use to prevent harmful behaviors. In addition to providing a foun­dation to support a safe and healthy communi­ty, this course includes important information on key university policies, resources, and support services. Students will receive an email with direc­tions and programs must be completed by August 15. Instructions will be sent directly to your Elon Email account to access and complete the training. 
  • 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.

  • 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 $65 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: Check back for the updated handbook later this summer. Students will need to read the 2018-19 Student Handbook by August 6.
  • Elon Law Reaches Out 2018 – A day of community engagement. Information on registering for Elon Law Reaches Out will be provided during Orientation. Elon Law Reaches Out will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Academic Information:

We are excited to greet you on Monday, August 6, when you will square away some administrative tasks, receive important information about various law school services, and attend a technology overview. Students will report in shifts that day based on the first letter of their last name (A-G 9:00-11:45; H-P 11:30-2:15; Q-Z 2:00-4:45). From Tuesday through Friday, August 7-10, you will attend an Orientation that introduces you to the faculty and staff at the law school and your classmates, the school’s groundbreaking academic program, the broader university and the legal profession. Generally, the daily activities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A detailed, hour-by-hour schedule for each day will be available soon. On Friday, August 10, you will have the opportunity to join with your student mentors in community outreach activities during “Elon Law Reaches Out.” 

An overview for each day of Orientation will be posted here soon.  

  • The Common Reading for the Elon Law entering class, faculty and staff is “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Students should obtain a copy of the book and read it by August 8. Students and faculty will discuss the book during Orientation.

Elon Law incoming students for fall 2018 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.  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. 

A Delaware native who now lives in Montgomery, Ala., Stevenson is a graduate of Harvard Law School whose career has been dedicated to public interest law with a focus on helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and teaches law at the New York University School of Law. Stevenson has received the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Prize, the National Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Olaf Palme Prize for his work for international human rights, among a host of other honors. 

As an attorney advocating for death-row prisoners and juvenile offenders facing extensive prison time, Bryan Stevenson says he's remained hopeful and empowered, despite the brokenness he sees in the world, and in himself. That's what's kept him working for justice, working to change the narrative on race and poverty, and kept him doing things that make him uncomfortable. 

August Session 2018

Orientation Week Schedule for August 6-10 (Monday-Friday)

Textbook List for August 2018 Session (published online on July 18, 2018)

  • August 13 (Monday) – 1L August Session Begins
  • August 31 (Friday) – 1L August Session Ends