Articles by Eric Townsend

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North Carolina Lawyer Magazine features Q&A with Elon Law dean emeritx

February 17, 2022

Professor of Law and Dean Emeritx Luke Bierman spoke with the flagship publication of the North Carolina Bar Association about his tenure as dean of Elon University's downtown Greensboro law school and the achievements of its students, graduates, faculty, and staff.

Elon Law scholar appointed to N.C. legal commission

February 14, 2022

Professor Scott Gaylord will help guide the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in promoting “appropriate professional behavior … respect for others, and a commitment to the values underpinning the rule of law and administration of justice.”

Academic Success instructors share best practices for online legal learning

January 28, 2022

Short text messages sent via Remind. Eye-catching graphics using Canva. Classroom polls and games with Kahoot! As Jenny Lane L’15, Mindy Cyr, and Haley Mendola L’18 detailed at a January 28 conference, teaching bar exam prep online courses can require new ways to keep students engaged.

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.