Elon Law’s Business Fellows program is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and practical, hands-on experience needed to become exceptional business attorneys. In addition to the experiential learning opportunities provided to Business Fellows and detailed below, the Fellows program also provides:

  • a Business Fellows scholarship toward tuition during the academic year, renewable for 2.5 years assuming continued participation in the Business Fellows Program;
  • a stipend covering the tuition cost and living expenses for a summer externship in a corporate or business setting, such as an in-house legal department.

Integrated across 2.5 years, the Business Fellows program equips future attorneys with the knowledge and skills necessary to become lawyers who will understand their clients’ businesses, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large, publicly-traded companies, and provide these clients useful counsel on both the legal and business challenges confronting them.

The breadth of experience Elon Law provides, and the emphasis on “doing” rather than just “studying,” helps Elon Law Business Fellows to appreciate that modern business clients require their lawyers not just to answer discrete legal questions, but to understand the interconnectedness between legal and business issues. When they graduate, Business Fellows will have the foundation to become lawyers who will understand their clients’ businesses and provide useful counsel on both legal and business challenges confronting their clients.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Fellows program, both the application for admission to Elon Law and a Business Fellows application must be submitted. The deadline for first round of Fellows has passed, an invitation to apply for the second round will be sent mid-May.

Finalists for the Business Fellows program will be invited to interview with business law faculty.

Visit the Tuition and Financial Planning page for information about other scholarship opportunities and financial aid programs at Elon Law.

Highlights of Elon Law’s Business Fellows Program

Each Business Fellow will take a core curriculum of business courses, consisting of Business Associations, Entity Taxation, Securities Regulation, Secured Transactions, and Business Drafting. In addition, Business Fellows will have learning experiences outside the classroom, including:

  • A summer externship in a corporate or business setting, such as in-house legal departments;
  • Opportunities to counsel businesses through the law school’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic.