Administrative Requirements & Information

for the Class Entering August 2017 :

The information below was updated on June 21, 2017. This information will be updated throughout the summer leading up to registration on August 7, 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 7, 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. By July 1, official transcripts should be provided to the Elon Law admissions office ( at Elon Law – Attention Admissions Office, 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.  
  • Text Reminders – sign up for Elon Law’s text reminder system from the Office of Career & Student Development by August 7. To sign up, text @elonlaw19 to 81010 OR click here to join:
  • 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.  You do not need to provide proof of insurance to the law school.
  • Financial Aid: Questions about your financial aid package should be directed to Lynette Lorenzetti at or (336) 278-7640. 
  • Haven Training (Elon password protected): Instructions will be sent directly to your Elon Email account to access and complete the training. Part I due August 15, Haven is an online education program required for all students on the issues associated with sexual assault and relationship violence. 
  • 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 7, 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. There are currently no parking cards available for the Bellemeade city parking deck across from the law school, but if any parking cards become available, we will email the entering 1L class (if available, these 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: Students will need to read the 2017-18 Student Handbook by August 8.
  • Elon Law Reaches Out 2017 – A day of community engagement. Information on registering for Elon Law Reaches Out will be provided during Orientation. 

Academic Information:

We are excited to greet you on Monday, August 7, 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 8-11, 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 11, 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 2017 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. 

  • On August 1, you will be able to review your Class Schedule available through OnTrack. When your class schedule is available, you will log into “OnTrack for Students” using the username and password provided in your Acceptance & Enrollment Packet. Once logged in, click on “My Class Schedule” under the Academic Profile heading. Then, for “Term”, select either “Law: Intro Session 2017” or “Law: Fall 2017.”
  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar for the Class of December 2019 is available here.

  • Core Grammar: One way to start preparing for law school is to start working on Core Grammar for Lawyers. Find out more information in the letter below. Letter from Professor Sue Liemer

  • Introduction to Legal Studies Reading Assignment:  The links below provide two reading assignments for Orientation.  Please complete these assignments by your first ILS Orientation class on Wednesday morning, August 9.   On August 9, you will have small section meetings with your faculty, and you will be able to ask questions, seek clarifications and discuss the reading.  

Case Brief Assignment

Reading Assignment


August Session 2017

August 7 - 11 (Monday - Friday) - Orientation

August 14 (Monday) – 1L August Session Begins

September 1 (Friday) – 1L August Session Ends


The August session textbook list can be found below. A list of required textbooks for the fall trimester will become available the last week of July, once the registrar’s office has assigned students to their sections. This will provide plenty of time to purchase your books before the fall trimester begins on September 5th.

August Session Textbooks