Legal Professions Scholars are academically strong students interested in pursuing a career in legal education. Elon students in their first and second years work with dedicated faculty mentors learning about the law alongside a community of peers from various majors across campus with similar interests. Critical thinking, problem-solving and professionalism are emphasized.

Program Highlights

In the first year, students participate in engaging experiences with attorneys and other legal professionals. Fifteen first-year students will:

  • Attend a welcome gathering at the beginning of the academic year to meet current Legal Professions Scholars and and share experiences
  • Take Elon 1010 and COR 1100 in the first year, taught by the director of Legal Professions Scholars
  • Connect with law-related campus opportunities including Phi Alpha Delta and Mock Trial
  • Attend lectures and panel discussions on law-related topics followed by a meal with guest speakers for discussions and analysis
    • Take POL 2100: Intro to the Study of Law in the second year in order to develop an understanding of legal readings, research materials, and legal professionalization, taught by Elon University Law School faculty

    Students can apply to the Legal Professions Scholars program following submission of their first-year application.

    Ready to Apply?

    Students with substantial and broad leadership experiences in their high school and/or communities are competitive candidates for Elon’s Scholars programs. Fifteen Legal Professions Scholars are selected in each first-year class.

    The Scholars application is due January 15. Students may apply for a maximum of two programs:

      • Option 1: Two Fellows Programs. Under this option, you may apply to one school-based program (Business, Communications, Elon College, Engineering, Nursing or Teaching) and one nonschool-based program (Honors or Leadership).
      • Option 2: One Fellows Program and one Scholars Program.
      • Option 3: Two Scholars Programs.

    Students can apply to the Legal Professions Scholars program following submissions of their first-year application