Fall 2022 Entering Class
We look forward to welcoming the Elon Law Class of 2024 in August. We are excited that this year’s Orientation, the August Term and academic year will be in person on the law school’s Greensboro campus.
Administrative Requirements & Information
- Elon Email: You will receive an Elon email account by mid-July to use for school purposes. After you receive this Elon email account, you should start using it for school purposes as soon as possible. When school begins, this will become the primary method, and only email address, that the school will use to communicate with you. If you have not received your Elon email address by July 15, please contact the Help Desk at 336.278.5200.
- Official Transcript(s): An official transcript is required from your bachelor’s degree-granting institution. If you have submitted a final transcript, including a degree conferral date, to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) as part of the application process, this will satisfy the official transcript requirement. If not, you must send a final transcript to LSAC. Your final and official transcript must be received by LSAC by July 15. Please note that ABA Standards dictate that law schools require each enrolling student to submit documentation that they have received a bachelor’s degree before they enroll in law school; a law school must withdraw a student who has not submitted this documentation by the time they withdraw in law school.
- Text Reminders: Join Elon Law ‘24 on the Remind app. There are three ways to sign up for Elon Law’s text reminder system from the Office of Career & Student Development. 1) Join online: www.remind.com 2) If you have a smartphone, get push notifications by opening your web browser and go to the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/4k6c3ba. Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you will be prompted to download the mobile app). 3) If you don’t have a smartphone, you may get text notifications by texting the message @elonla to the number 81010.
- Class of 2024 New Student Survey: Please complete the survey by July 31.
- Health Forms & Immunizations. Entering students are required to submit health forms evidencing standard immunizations to Student Health Services by July 1. If you have questions about the requirements or activating your Phoenix Health portal, you may contact Elon Health Services at 336-278-7230. You will find more information about immunization requirements here.
- COVID Vaccinations: Elon University will require all students (undergraduate, law school and other graduate students) to provide documentation of being fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization (for international students). Law students must submit their documentation by July 15, 2022. For full information and details regarding this requirement, please visit the Elon University Vaccination Central webpage.
- Student Health Insurance: Elon requires students to be in compliance with national laws and requirements regarding insurance for national and international students. Elon University Student Health Services provides quality evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury to currently enrolled Elon University students (graduate and undergraduate). Student office visits are free of charge except physicals, well-woman exams, and allergy shots. There are charges for medications, supplies, lab tests, injections, and procedures, due at time of visit. All payments to Student Health Services are out-of-pocket. For more information about Elon’s health insurance requirements and resources for obtaining coverage, please go here. You may also want to check out this Health Insurance Options resource from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Please upload your insurance information to your Phoenix Health Portal.In addition, the American Bar Association recently announced insurance resources for law students developed by the ABA Law Student Division worked and ABA Insurance. While Elon Law does not endorse this or any particular plan, it provides this information as a potential resource for students.
1.) ABA Insurance created a new landing page on abainsurance.com specifically tailored to law student insurance needs.
2.) The page includes an FAQ of the most asked student health insurance questions and, probably most importantly, a phone number (1-855-967-0415) they can call to talk to an expert about their insurance needs.
3.) The Law Student Division and ABA Insurance presented a free webinar intended to help students navigate the complexities of health insurance coverage.
4.) The Law Student Division aggregated much of this information and published it, along with the webinar video, in a Before the Bar article.
- Financial Aid: Questions about your financial aid package should be directed to Lynette Lorenzetti at email@example.com or (336) 278-7640.
- Phoenix Card (Elon Student ID Card): All Elon University students are issued Phoenix Cards, the official Elon photo identification card. Once you have received your Elon University username and password, you are able to submit your Phoenix Card photo. Please submit your photo as soon as possible and before August 1. Instructions for submitting your photo and photo requirements are here. You will receive your Phoenix Card at the law school during orientation.
- Parking: Students may park in the student parking lot at 208 N. Church Street, a few blocks from the law school (at the corner of Church Street and Friendly Avenue; entrance on Church Street) on the first day of Orientation. Students will receive Elon parking decals that day and may park free of charge in the Church Street lot throughout the academic year. If you are interested in a parking space in the Bellemeade city parking deck across from the law school, keep an eye on your email in mid-July. The Director of Academic & Administrative Services will send information regarding any available spaces around that time. If available, parking deck cards cost approximately $100 per month. For students interested in utilizing public transportation, the city operates a bus line, and a bus stop is located on the street corner beside the law school.
- REQUIRED Sexual Assault Prevention Training (Elon password protected): Part I is due by August 15. Instructions will be sent directly to your Elon email account to access and complete the training. This online educational program provides training on issues associated with sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. This is a federally mandated, Title IX requirement. If you completed this as an undergraduate, you still need to complete this program due to the changes in Title IX and the importance of this topic in higher education.
- REQUIRED Kognito Mental Health Awareness Training: As part of Elon University’s goal to prioritize the mental health and well-being of our community, we ask that all incoming students complete Kognito At-Risk: Mental Health Awareness & Intervention Training by Thursday, August 4, 2022. Students may access the program using their Elon credentials by logging into the program here.
- REQUIRED Diversity and Inclusion Training/Vector LMS in an online education program that encourages you to reflect upon engaging across difference. The program includes information about university policies and practices with respect to diversity and inclusion efforts. It offers information about support resources and opportunities for developing cultural competency. In order to complete the online Diversity and Inclusion Training/Vector LMS module, you will receive an email from SafeColleges/Vector LMS with the Subject/From Name: Elon University – Vector LMS Diversity and Inclusion Training. This message will be from an address with a randomized strand of numbers/letters- followed by safecolleges.com. Expect this message to arrive on or after July 18, 2022. Please follow the instructions in this email to create your profile within 14 days of receipt. After 14 days, you will lose access to create a profile and will not be able to complete the module. This training should be completed by August 3, 2022.
- Student Handbook & Academic Catalog: Students are required to read the 2022-23 Student Handbook & Academic Catalog and submit an acknowledgement form by August 3. The link to the handbook and acknowledgement form will be available online later in July.
- Technology Requirements for Students: Elon Law has adopted technology requirements for the incoming Class of 2024 for students to be properly equipped to participate in their classes and other activities. Entering students are required to read Elon Law’s Technology Policy and complete the acknowledgement form here.
- Getting to Know Greensboro: The Elon Law library staff is updating a guide to Greensboro to help you find everything from grocery stores and pharmacies to parks and veterinarians! Check back here in July, and be sure to leave your thoughts on how the guide can be more helpful!
In addition to the Student Handbook & Academic Catalog and the Elon Law Technology Policy in the above-bulleted list, students MUST read the Personal Responsibility Policy and the Elon Law Honor Code, both of which will be discussed during Orientation. Entering students will be asked to complete an acknowledgment during the Orientation week that they have read, understand and will abide by all of these policies. An updated version of the Personal Responsibility Policy will be available later in July.
Orientation for entering first-year students is August 3-5, 2022 with a focus on welcoming and acclimating students to the law school community. Students will note on the forthcoming Orientation schedule that they are scheduled to arrive at different times on Wednesday, August 3, according to their last name. Other sessions during Orientation and the August term may be scheduled according to cohort letter.
Cohort letters will be made available in late July. Students may find their cohort letter by logging on OnTrack and looking at their August class schedule. Instructions for logging on OnTrack and finding the cohort letter are included in the August course information packet referenced below.
Orientation Week Schedule: Full details of events planned for the Class of 2024 (Updated July 25, 2022)
Academic Calendar: The academic calendar for the Class of December 2024 is available here.
Core Grammar: Please complete the Core Grammar pre-test by Friday, August 5, 2022. Core Grammar for Lawyers is an online program available here. For your Legal Method & Communication course, Core Grammar will be a required text. You will need to purchase a one-year subscription. Please enter 322-138-8934 for your class code. Find out more information in Core Grammar Information for Incoming Students (Dineen – June 6, 2022).
The August term begins on August 8. Students will receive a more detailed August term schedule during Orientation. Lawyering, Leadership & Professionalism (LLP) runs from August 8-11, and Introduction to Legal Studies (ILS) runs from August 11 – 27.
Students will note that the August term sessions are scheduled according to cohort letters (A-F). Instructions for logging on OnTrack and finding the cohort letter are included in the August course information packet referenced below. Students will receive additional information about August term on Wednesday, August 3.
Textbooks for August Term
LAW684A: “Lawyering, Leadership & Professionalism” (1 credit); August 8-11, 2022
UPDATE 7/20/2022: Required text: Bradberry & Greaves, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (Talent Smart 2009). Must be new version and contain access code for self-assessment. 978-0974320625.
All other required materials will be provided to students on Moodle, TWEN, and Pathways.
LAW605A: “Introduction to Legal Studies” (2 credits); August 12-26, 2022
A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student (Available for free via the West Study Aid Package.)
Office of Academic Success Online Practice Portal
Read this message from Associate Dean Wendy Scott with instructions for accessing the UWorld MBE Learning Platform/QBank™.
2022 Fall Trimester
The Fall Trimester begins August 29. Students may review the Fall 2022 Course Information for 1Ls (as of July 27, 2022) that includes a general overview of the Fall Trimester, a general schedule and a book list. Students will receive more information about the Fall Trimester and will be able to access their individual course schedules via OnTrack the last week of July.
During the Fall Trimester, first-year students will attend classes in-person in the building. By incorporating significant face-to-face instruction in the classroom, as well as interaction outside the classroom through in-person and online meetings and office hours, first-year students will benefit from a highly engaged and supportive learning environment.