Our Commitment to Inclusion & Equity
Embracing a spectrum of people and perspectives
The decision to attend law school is one of the most important you will make. There is much to consider, from the characteristics of a law school’s program of study to your own educational goals and dreams. An emphasis on inclusion in a law school community, and the breadth of support for diverse people and perspectives within that community, are among the most important of these considerations.
At Elon Law, we believe an outstanding legal education requires engagement with a spectrum of people and perspectives. A diverse and academically talented student body and a roster of professors with wide-ranging views and experiences are essential to prepare students to practice law in the 21st century. Through open dialogue and respectful debate, Elon Law students develop the range of insight required to act knowledgeably in today’s global environment.
At Elon Law you will find a supportive community, where students of all backgrounds are embraced, empowered, and motivated to excel in the classroom and beyond. Numerous student organizations – the Black Law Students Association, the Women’s Law Association, the Hispanic and Latinx Law Student Association, First Generation Society, and OutLaw – provide outlets for you to share your values and experiences. Our inaugural Student Diversity Fellows and our Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Equity & Inclusion enhance and promote inclusive excellence through the university’s downtown Greensboro campus. And our external opportunities, through clinics and our residency-in-practice program, allow you to address a broad range of needs in our region and beyond.
Elon Law’s Community Inclusion Committee likewise plans and implements law school activities and workshops with the goal of creating a climate at the law school that is welcoming to and inclusive of all, both in and outside of the classroom. Efforts include programming and service opportunities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reading groups, group dialogues, and more.
We embrace inclusion and celebrate our school’s many personal histories and cultures. We pride ourselves in being able to provide students with an academic environment reflective of the communities within which we work and live.
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association – provides scholarships to newly accepted law school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship – to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to apply to and attend law school.
- Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) – for law-school-bound-students and others committed to diversity in the legal profession.
- DiscoverLaw.org – encouraging undergraduate students to discover career opportunities in the legal profession.
- Equal Justice Works – concerning public interest law and the legal profession.
- For People of Color – seeking to empower people of color who want to enter the legal profession.
- Hispanic National Bar Association – representing the interests of the Hispanic community within the legal profession, including law students
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association – a national association of over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys
- National Black Law Students Association – formed to promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community.
- National Native American Bar Association – promotes the recruitment and retention of Native American law students
- National LGBT Bar Association – promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.
If you have any questions related to the Elon Law community or about the application process, please feel free to contact Senior Associate Dean Alan Woodlief (firstname.lastname@example.org; 336-279-9200).