A photo of Elon Law's location in Charlotte for its part-time law school program
Elon University opened its campus at 330 W. Tremont Ave. in Charlotte in Fall 2023.

As of February 2024, Elon Law has been given approval from the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

A Part-Time Law School Program that Fits Your Schedule. In Person. In Charlotte.

You shouldn’t have to move away to pursue your dream of practicing law.

Recognizing an unmet demand for legal education in the largest American city without a law school, and with permissions from the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Elon Law is launching an in-person, part-time program in Charlotte starting in Fall 2024. The Elon Law Flex Program will replicate, over four years or more, our highly experiential curriculum with the same distinguished faculty teaching in-person to meet the needs of aspiring attorneys in the Queen City seeking to study law while continuing to work, care for family members, or fulfill other obligations.

At the same time, students in the Flex Program will have the opportunity to take many of the same elective courses (plus others tailored to the Charlotte market such as banking law, health law, and sports and entertainment law) and participate in extracurricular and experiential learning programs. Elon Law already has a strong connection to Charlotte through the residencies-in-practice and internships our students complete with the city’s law firms, judges, and corporations. The Flex Program will allow us to build on those relationships.

We know the Elon Law Flex Program is a great opportunity for career professionals, those who are daytime caregivers, and others unable to commit to a full-time legal education. For those who are completing their undergraduate studies or who wish to begin their legal careers in as little time as possible, our established, full-time 2.5-year program in Greensboro is an ideal offering. Contact our admissions team to discuss which program may be best for you.

Be a part of growing the Charlotte legal community from within.

South End is Where Your Legal Journey Begins

South End, a bustling neighborhood filled with restaurants, retail, and industry just minutes from the Uptown central business district, is where Elon Law will teach the next generation of aspiring attorneys. Learn from our faculty in Elon University’s new state-of-the-art regional center at 330 West Tremont Avenue, a short walk from the LYNX Blue Line light rail system. Ample parking shared with Hi-Wire Brewing Co. makes Elon’s Charlotte Regional Center a convenient location for working professionals to attend evening classes and to network with future colleagues.

We’ve Been Different by Design

With a focus on learning by doing unlike anywhere else, Elon University School of Law has integrated traditional classroom instruction with a required, full-time residency-in-practice field placement with a judge or attorney for all students. Our established curriculum in Greensboro today provides a logically sequenced program of professional preparation and is accomplished in 2.5 years, which provides exceptional value by lowering tuition and allowing graduates to begin their legal careers six months earlier than other law schools.

Our approach, complemented by opportunities to study in legal clinics, compete in moot court competitions, and edit scholarly articles for the Elon Law Review, regularly earns Elon Law national recognition for practical training. No wonder our annual number of applications for admission has increased 50% over the past decade.

Events for the Elon Law JD Flex Program in Charlotte, NC

Admissions Chat Session Online Tuesday, May 21st 12 – 1 PM (EST)

*Virtual chat session access will be sent via email the day of the event and will be available on the virtual chat sessions page. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the “Request for Updates” form at the bottom of this page to ensure you get an email invitation for these events!

Future events in person for the Charlotte Flex Program will resume late summer – early fall 2024 due to renovations scheduled to prepare for our inaugural class this Fall 2024. 

How to Apply

Elon University School of Law is now accepting applications for its Flex Program for the start term of Fall 2024. Applications are also open for our full-time program in Greensboro. Applications are reviewed and admissions offers extended on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. The application for Elon Law is free of charge.

Elon Law only accepts applications submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Applicants must complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service, and provide two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. Please review the application instructions as you are completing your application.

Attendance Information

The tuition cost for Elon Law’s Part-Time JD Flex Program in Charlotte for the 2024 – 2025 academic year is $1,512 per credit hour or lower for recipients of Elon Law’s scholarship awards. Please note that the tuition rate may change in future academic years. Additionally, this figure does not include all costs that a student may incur such as housing, meals, transportation, books, etc. This information will be published as it becomes available.

While Elon Law’s tuition is reasonable in comparison with that charged by other exceptional private law schools, we realize it represents a significant financial investment by our students. We will endeavor to keep costs as low as possible, while providing our students with dynamic learning opportunities, excellent professors and state-of-the art facilities in which to learn.

Per ABA standards, students are required to complete 86 credit hours to complete their JD at Elon Law in Charlotte. We anticipate that students will take between 6-8 credits per term (20-24 credits per year) at the standard pace of 4 years to completion. Students may choose to adjust their schedules as needed, which is made possible by our flex program!

First year students will be expected to complete the August Term in addition to Orientation during August. The Charlotte Flex JD program will follow a similar academic schedule to the full-time JD program in Greensboro by following the trimester system (fall, winter, and spring) with breaks built in and optional summer sessions.

Please note that more detailed information for the Part-Time JD Program is forthcoming about class schedules, tuition & financial aid, academic calendar, etc. following our recent approval from the ABA. Thank you for your patience!

Questions? Email us at lawadmissions@elon.edu or call (888) ELON-LAW or (336) 279-9229. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream of becoming a lawyer. We frequently offer virtual chat sessions and we invite you to join with a chat link sent to your email.