Articles by Eric Townsend

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A Message from the Dean: ‘Assaults on the Black Community’

May 31, 2020

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman sent the following message to all Elon Law students, faculty, and staff on the afternoon of May 29, 2020, in which he emphasized that recent traumatic events against communities of color "is a pain that should not be borne alone."

Elon Law scholar: Taking on Twitter not a legal shoe-in for Trump

May 28, 2020

President Donald Trump’s executive order in response to Twitter “fact checking” his messages may not pass muster, according to Associate Professor David S. Levine, a legal scholar with extensive knowledge of key laws that protect social media companies from criminal and civil liability.

Elon Law Review names staff for Volume 13

May 15, 2020

Fifteen students from the Class of 2021 were selected to help publish the law school's annual journal aimed at advancing legal education and scholarship.

Torts and contracts and podcasts, oh my!

May 14, 2020

Law School in Brief, created and co-hosted by an Elon Law student and her friend from Washington University in St. Louis, regales listeners with stories both silly and serious of life as a law student.

Elon Law to offer pandemic support for business startups

May 12, 2020

A grant from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is helping the law school’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic hire a practitioner-in-residence to coordinate its new COVID-19 Small Business Response Initiative.

Out of the classroom & into a book club

May 1, 2020

Recent Elon Law graduates met virtually for the first time this week to discuss with a professor what they learned from reading attorney Flint Taylor’s “The Torture Machine” while awaiting results from their February bar exams.

‘It’s all about the brief’

April 27, 2020

Keep it concise and know your audience: N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz’s writing advice in a virtual presentation to first-year Elon Law students was drawn from his experience as an appellate attorney and six years on the bench.