Students interested in this community are driven to make a difference in the world through government and law that require an understanding of historical context, an ability to think critically, and a passion for service whether in the private sector or public service.


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Jobs and Internships

Check out the Elon Job Network (EJN) for the latest Pre-Law and Legal jobs and internships. For additional Pre-Law and Legal job and internships, check out the links below.

Handshake List – Handshake has opened up this list of companies to all students at all colleges-universities throughout the U.S. – another dynamic list that will be updated regularly


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/GAL Network

Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers (what they’re called varies by location) make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

American Bar Association Career Development page

Career development resources and a job board for law students, lawyers, and legal professionals across all practice areas and career stages. Our dynamic board of legal career professionals contributes monthly articles, webinars, and podcasts to deliver guidance on your career path from start to finish. – Legal Resources

Law Center – Explore over 70 core areas of practice.

How to Get a Law Internships as an Undergraduate

Recruiting website for legal professionals


Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths (These are not meant to be academic credit-seeking internships.)

North Carolina Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association, founded in 1899, provides services to attorneys, including continuing legal education programs, and the general public, including a series of legal information pamphlets and a nonprofit lawyer referral service.


Explore Occupations

Criminal Justice Careers

Pre-Law Resources 

Council on Legal Education Opportunity site

Articles, research, general information about the legal professions.

Law School Admissions Council – LSAC

Explore types of law programs, fields of law, what to expect, and how to prepare for legal careers.

U.S. News – Law Admissions Lowdown

Provides advice to prospective students about the law school application process, LSAT prep and potential career paths.

Legal Career Path

Information and advice about careers in law.


Practicing law is not the only option for those with a law degree.

If not law, then what?


Majors at Elon University

There isn’t one specific major that leads to a law degree.  However, majors in the liberal arts are particularly valuable in that they teach students how to think critically, problem solve, conduct research, develop strong writing skills and communicate effectively.  These are all highly valued skills for those working in the legal field.

Employment Outlook and Trends

industry-leading media platform powering over 18 online U.S. national and regional award-winning legal publications that deliver news, rankings, reports, and strategy

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) – Job Outlook for Lawyers

Covers outlook, how to become a lawyer, what lawyers do and much more.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster

Career clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills.

Outlook and Trends for Lawyers

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Trends That Are Reshaping the Legal Industry – the balance careers by Sally Kane – November 2019

A number of distinct trends have emerged in the legal industry as professionals position themselves to survive the peaks and troughs of the economy.

Professional Associations

American Bar Association (ABA)

Our mission is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.

Association for American Law Schools (AALS)

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of 179 member and 19 fee-paid law schools.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

We are 120 thinkers and doers from diverse disciplines and perspectives spread across more than twenty countries and six global centers working together as one network to advance international peace.

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.

National Association of Law Placement (NALP)

NALP is an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise law students, lawyers, law offices, and law schools in North America and beyond.

North Carolina Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association, founded in 1899, provides services to attorneys, including continuing legal education programs, and the general public, including a series of legal information pamphlets and a nonprofit lawyer referral service.

Policy Experts

Insider Guide to policy experts and organizations.



Student Organizations

Change Makers

Change Makers is a selective merit-based program for academically strong students interested in civic engagement and creating solutions to real-world issues.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is a team of students who come together to argue a case as attorneys and witnesses in a staged court case.

Model UN

Model United Nations (MUN) is a club of passionate and intelligent students who work together to simulate the world of international politics.

NC Student Legislature

At Elon, NCSL meets on a weekly basis to debate resolutions written by members. Resolution topics range from polygamy to police body cameras (and everything in between!).

Phi Alpha Delta

Prelaw Society is a student-run organization that engages in law-related activities.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association is a group of students on campus that are dedicated to making the lives of other students better.  We work for you.

Students for Peace and Social Justice (SPSJ)

Elon’s Students for Peace and Social Justice aim to promote social awareness, open-mindedness, and activism to create a more peaceful and inclusive campus environment.