Commencement for the Class of 2022

Commencement for Elon Law’s Class of 2022 will take place on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m. inside Alumni Gym on Elon University’s main campus.

More information about award and cultural celebrations will be shared as the date gets closer.

Commencement for the Class of 2021

Commencement for the Class of 2021

Elon University School of Law celebrated the achievements of 127 graduates in the Class of 2021 during a Commencement ceremony on December 11 in Alumni Gym on the main campus of Elon University. Read more about the program.

Photography during Commencement

Professional photographers capture images of each graduate during the hooding and awarding of degrees of in-person ceremonies. Photo proofs are available online through GradImages a few days after the ceremony. Visit their website.

Awards Ceremony & Donning of the Kente

Elon University School of Law hosted an online ceremony on December 8, 2021, to recognize excellence in academics, advocacy, and service by members of the Class of 2021. Elon Law and Elon University’s School of Health Sciences co-hosted a Donning of the Kente program on December 10, 2021, for graduates from both programs who recognize their African heritage.

Prior Commencement speakers at Elon Law

  • 2009 – David Gergen, advisor to four U.S. presidents, director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and chair of the Elon University Law School Advisory Board
  • 2010 – United States Senator Kay Hagan
  • 2011 – United States Senator Richard Burr
  • 2012 – The Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 2013 – The Honorable Catherine Eagles, Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • 2014 – Thomas W. Ross. Sr., President, The University of North Carolina
  • 2015 – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper
  • 2016 – The Honorable Albert Diaz, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • May 2017 – Robert Grey Jr., retired senior counsel at Hunton & Williams, former president of the American Bar Association
  • December 2017 – The Honorable Mark D. Martin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • 2018 – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein
  • 2019 – The Honorable Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • 2020 – The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 2021 – Deborah Enix-Ross, President-elect of the American Bar Association

Past commencement ceremonies