Articles by Eric Townsend

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The Princeton Review lists Elon Law among nation’s best law schools

November 5, 2019

The 2020 edition of “The Best 167 Law Schools" featured student praise for Elon Law’s faculty, its 2.5-year curriculum, and its highly experiential approach to legal education with a residency-in-practice program that is “a tremendous asset to this school.”

Accomplished attorney honored with top Elon Law award

October 29, 2019

Janet Ward Black, a former past president of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers, received Elon Law’s 2019 Leadership in the Law Award on Friday at an evening awards gala hosted by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Elon Law scholar offers insight for judges at national conference

October 24, 2019

Professor Steve Friedland’s presentation to the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal used emerging research to show how human thought processes rely on implicit biases that don’t always lead to the best judicial decision-making.

Former N.C. judge: Be a lawyer, not a ‘legal services provider’

October 16, 2019

During his keynote remarks for an evening awards banquet, the Hon. Robert N. Hunter Jr. encouraged dozens of students from law schools across the country who competed in Elon Law’s 10th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition to learn from mistakes and to recognize the value of the work they perform for clients.

Former U.S. Attorney makes case for battling public corruption

October 12, 2019

Preet Bharara served as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan from 2009-2017, and during his visit to North Carolina to deliver Elon Law’s 2019-20 Distinguished Leadership Lecture, he underscored the need to hold people in power accountable for their crimes, which leads to a stronger democracy.

Symposium serves up suggestions for protecting court legitimacy

October 4, 2019

The Elon Law Review’s 2019 Symposium on Judicial Independence brought to Greensboro some of the nation’s leading experts on the American court system, with keynote remarks by a Yale Law scholar who favors keeping the U.S. Supreme Court at nine justices while reconfiguring the way they are appointed and help decide cases.