Elon Law professor interviewed for FOX 8 report on legal observers

Associate Professor Eric Fink spoke with journalist Olivia Steen for a June 17, 2020, report on the role of legal observers who document and possibly film police activity at public protests.

Associate Professor Eric Fink

An Elon Law faculty member who advises the school’s student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild was featured in a June television report on the role of legal observers at public demonstrations.

Associate Professor Eric Fink spoke with WGHP FOX 8 reporter Olivia Steen for the June 17, 2020, report, “Legal observers monitor interactions with law enforcement,” in which he described the way volunteers document activity at a protest.

“If you see an arrest, for example, you might try to record what happened in the arrest, information like that,” Fink said in the report. “Or if police prevent people from entering into the public space or forum. You kind of just note that down.”

Fink has experience training legal observers and volunteered as one himself at a recent rally in LeBauer Park in Greensboro.

At Elon Law, Fink teaches professional responsibility, employment law, consumer law, and cause lawyering. He has also taught civil procedure, labor law, and business associations. His research examines legal problems and institutions from a sociological perspective.