WFMY News 2 features Elon Law scholar in report on abortion laws

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke with anchor Tanya Rivera for a "2 Wants to Know" segment on the way abortion regulations will be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent overturn of Roe v. Wade.

An Elon Law scholar shared his insights with a North Carolina news station for a report on the way states are now able to regulate abortion laws following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke with Tanya Rivera of WFMY News 2 for “Abortion: State control vs federal control”, a June 27, 2022, segment of the station’s popular “2 Wants to Know” feature.

“States have what’s called police powers. Health, safety, welfare, and morals,” Friedland said. “Does that cover sex? Does that cover drugs? Does that cover rock and roll? It covers all of those.”

Friedland is a founding member of the law school faculty. In addition to law teaching, he has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and as an Assistant Director of the Office of Legal Education in the Department of Justice.

An accomplished scholar who has published articles in several renowned journals, Friedland’s books on Evidence Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure and Law School Teaching have been published by the West Publishing Company, Aspen Press, Lexis Publishing Company and Carolina Academic Press.

Friedland was elected to the American Law Institute, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council, and is a current member of the Lexis Advisory Board. He has won numerous teaching awards at several law schools over three decades and was named one of the best law teachers in America by the Harvard University Press book, “What the Best Law Teachers Do.”