Elon Law named among 'best schools for practical training'

The spring 2016 edition of preLaw magazine cites Elon University School of Law in its annual list of schools that "go above and beyond in preparing law students for the real world."

An annual ranking of law schools that offer real-world learning experiences lists Elon University School of Law among those programs that go “above and beyond” in giving students practical training opportunities.

preLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist, counts Elon Law among the schools whose clinics, externships, simulations courses and interschool skills competitions ready students for the rigors of a legal career.

Elon Law, Duke and Campbell are the three North Carolina law schools cited in the magazine’s spring 2016 edition. “Law schools are adding practical training programs to better prepare their students and to help people in the community,” the magazine says in its practical training report.

preLaw created its rankings based on experiential learning opportunities and data from the American Bar Association. It analyzed five criteria: clinics, externships, simulation courses, interschool competitions and other experiential programs submitted not falling within the other categories.

Elon Law introduced a new curriculum in 2015 to offer a sequence of experiences, including:

  • full-time residencies-in-practice
  • team-based legal projects for nonprofits
  • lab courses
  • clinics
  • moot court and mock trial
  • internships and judicial clerkships
  • bridge-to-practice courses
  • attorney shadowing

Learn more about Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach to legal education.