Board of Trustees promotes two Elon Law scholars 

Enrique Armijo and Thomas J. Molony were among the Elon University faculty promoted to full professor on March 11 by the university's Board of Trustees.

Enrique Armijo (left) and Thomas J. Molony
Two Elon Law faculty members noted for both their teaching and legal scholarship were promoted this month by the Elon University Board of Trustees.

Thomas J. Molony and Enrique Armijo, who is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs, have been elevated to the rank of full professor.

Enrique Armijo

Armijo has taught and conducted research in the areas of the First Amendment, constitutional law, torts, administrative law, and media and internet law. His scholarship has appeared in the Boston College Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the peer-reviewed Communication Law and Policy and Political Science Quarterly, and other journals.

An influential scholar often cited in news coverage of First Amendment issues, Armijo has also worked with regulators and practitioners on media reform throughout the world, including in Jordan, Rwanda, and Myanmar.

Armijo’s work also has been cited by the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and other agencies, and in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Armijo regularly comments on technology law issues for Bloomberg Law and serves as an Affiliated Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project.

Thomas J. Molony

Molony has taught courses in business associations, contracts, secured transactions, international business and securities regulations. His scholarship has appeared in the Loyola Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review, the Florida Law Review, and the Santa Clara Law Review, among other publications.

Molony joined the Elon Law faculty after practicing law with the Charlotte firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson. His practice focused on corporate and commercial law, public finance and bankruptcy. In his practice, he represented public and private companies in various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, served as bond counsel for governmental and educational bond transactions, and represented creditors in connection with bankruptcy matters.

In his service to Elon Law and the state legal profession, Molony has regularly contributed "Business Law Developments" in Notes Bearing Interest, a publication of the North Carolina Bar Association, and he has served as faculty advisor to the School of Law Honor Council.