January events at Elon Law honor legacy of MLK Jr.

Elon University School of Law hosts two campus programs and takes part in a citywide service event in observance of the federal holiday commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Elon Law will host two programs in January focused on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work left to be accomplished as contemporary law students and lawyers confront new challenges in King’s quest to ensure justice for all.

In addition, Elon Law students will have an opportunity to participate in a service event organized by the City of Greensboro.

Monday, January 15
City of Greensboro Day of Service

Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the Pro Bono Board
Four Seasons Town Centre

Students interested in volunteering from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. should please click here for organizers to coordinate an appropriate project with the City of Greensboro.

10 a.m. – Noon: No-Sew Scarves
10 a.m. – Noon: Valentines for Seniors
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Snack Packs
11 a.m. – Noon: First Aid Kits
11 a.m. – Noon: Suncatchers

Tuesday, January 16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address 

Delivered by Professor and Dean Emeritus George Johnson
“The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness” 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room 207

Dean George Johnson’s address will focus on how lawyers used innovative legal strategies during the Civil Rights Movement and how contemporary law students and lawyers can build upon that legacy as we continue to address societal inequality as a nation and a profession.

Wednesday, January 17
“Circle of Hope Dialogue – Contemporary Race Relations”
5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Room 105

Elon Law students working toward restorative justice efforts in the Greensboro community will lead a community dialogue about contemporary race relations. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and participate in the dialogue to gain deeper understanding of their colleagues’ perspectives.