Articles by Eric Townsend

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Greensboro attorney & community leader: ‘Be open to opportunities’

August 6, 2020

In Convocation remarks to Elon Law’s Class of 2022, Kimberly Bullock Gatling, one of North Carolina’s most prominent intellectual property attorneys, encouraged students to “try a little bit of everything” as they begin their legal education in an era of unprecedented global challenges.

NPR interviews Elon Law scholar for report on Portland protests

August 1, 2020

Elon Law Associate Dean Enrique Armijo spoke with National Public Radio for a story on the conditions of pre-trial release for some demonstrators charged by federal authorities in Portland, Oregon, and how those conditions may violate the First Amendment.

Elon Law program director to co-lead national webinar series on strangulation

July 20, 2020

Margaret Dudley of the law school’s Emergency Legal Services Program will team teach a webinar developed by the American Bar Association and Alliance for HOPE International’s Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention to help civil attorneys recognize what has been called "one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence" and better advocate for victims in court.

Elon Law scholar weighs trade secrecy vs. COVID medicine for STAT

July 10, 2020

A guest column by Professor David S. Levine in STAT, one of the nation's most influential news sources related to health and medicine, warns that existing trade secrecy laws could slow the discovery and production of therapeutics in today's global pandemic.

Elon Law Review publishes two issues in 12th volume

July 9, 2020

Led by graduates from the Class of December 2019, the most recent volume of the Elon Law Review features articles and commentaries on topics that include the U.S. Supreme Court, assessments for measuring student learning in law school, and the politicization of the American judiciary.

Elon Law scholar gives insights into First Amendment and policing

July 1, 2020

Professor and Senior Scholar Steve Friedland spoke at length with journalist Anna Phillips of WECT News in Wilmington, North Carolina, about three police officers who were fired after a routine review of patrol car video footage revealed them making racist and violent comments.