Phoenix Undergraduate Law Scholars are academically strong students interested in pursuing a career in legal education. Students spend two years working 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, as well as interactions with students and faculty at Elon University School of Law.

Year One

  • In the first year, students participate in engaging experiences with attorneys and other legal professionals. Fifteen first-year students will:
  • Take Elon 101 taught by the Phoenix Undergraduate Law Director
  • 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
  • Attend SURF (Spring Undergraduate Research Forum) presentations followed by a dinner with presenters to learn more about research opportunities on campus

Year Two

  • This year emphasizes service in the legal profession. Student will:
  • Attend a welcome gathering and share first-year experiences
  • Work with Elon Law students who serve as mentors
  • Participate in a mentoring program with first- and second-year Elon Law students
  • Explore opportunities to work with refugee resettlement, legal compliance in hospital settings or connect with local attorneys in private or business sectors
  • Take POL 374: Introduction to the Study of Law and develop an understanding of legal readings and research materials


Carrie Eaves, Director of the Phoenix Undergraduate Law Scholars, at 336.278.6631 or at