Articles by Eric Townsend

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Elon Law alum named clerk of the Supreme Court of North Carolina

January 26, 2022

Chief Justice Paul Newby has announced that Grant Buckner L’13 will oversee the processing of cases, represent the Supreme Court within the state’s judicial branch, and manage employees who support its efficient operations and archiving of records, among other duties.

Elon Law on delayed opening for January 21

January 20, 2022

With winter weather forecasted overnight into Friday morning and refreezing a possibility, administrative offices and the Elon Law Library will open at 10 a.m. Class start times also are delayed until 10 a.m.

Elon Law community celebrates Luke Bierman

January 10, 2022

The former dean of Elon University School of Law concluded his leadership role on December 31 and will return to the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.

A proposal to protect adoptees from deportation

January 6, 2022

Before her December graduation, Mara Weisman L’21 published an article in the official journal of the American Immigration Lawyers Association to explain a law that puts nearly 50,000 people at risk of deportation despite their childhood adoptions by families in the United States.

Elon Law reapproved by American Bar Association

December 17, 2021

Amid the celebration of its 15th anniversary year, Elon University School of Law received notification from its accrediting agency on December 17, 2021, that it remains in full compliance with an innovative curriculum that emphasizes learning by doing.

New scholarship honors Elon Law dean emeritus

December 16, 2021

The scholarship in memory of Dean Emeritus & Professor of Law George R. Johnson, Jr., will be awarded to students who have a commitment to promoting the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Elon Law and within the legal profession.

Gergen Award winner ‘understands what it means to uphold justice’

December 16, 2021

Mike Davis saw many ways to help his classmates thrive during their legal studies. His passion for bettering the community earned him Elon University School of Law’s top student honor at Commencement for embodying the highest levels of selfless leadership and service.

Elon Law listed among nation’s best by Princeton Review

December 15, 2021

Students praised Elon Law in the 2022 edition of a popular law school guide with their emphasis on care shown by faculty and staff, the law school’s many experiential learning opportunities, and its commitment to inclusive excellence.