Articles by Eric Townsend

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MLK speaker: Young lawyers must ‘think big’

January 23, 2020

In his Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address to the Elon Law community, alumnus Dave Morrow '07 L'10 highlighted three attorneys whose legal work with the slain civil rights leader helped shape a nation in ways still felt today.

Advocacy Fellows host talk on ‘A Warren Court of Our Own’

January 22, 2020

Elon Law's Advocacy Fellows welcomed Associate Justice Mark Davis of the Supreme Court of North Carolina for a Tuesday program with retired Chief Justice James G. "Jim" Exum Jr., whose work in the state judiciary is featured in Davis' new book "A Warren Court of Our Own: The Exum Court and the Expansion of Individual Rights in North Carolina."

Empowering young people through ‘Street Law’

January 15, 2020

A fall trimester course provided Elon Law students with an opportunity to visit local high schools and a juvenile detention center to teach teenagers about the constitutional rights afforded them in the justice system.

Gergen Award winner praised for integrity and authenticity

December 18, 2019

Anna Kathryn Barnes received Elon University School of Law’s top honor for new graduates when she was named recipient of the David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism at Commencement for the Class of 2019.

At Elon Law kente ceremony, reminders of heritage and responsibility

December 18, 2019

With words of encouragement from Elon Law’s dean emeritus, African-American graduates in the Class of 2019 and their families celebrated on Friday the achievements and promise of a legal education in the law school’s third annual Donning of the Kente Ceremony.