From the School

Elon Law is leading innovation in legal education by integrating exceptional classroom instruction with highly experiential learning throughout the curriculum, including distinctive full-time, course-connected residencies-in-practice, nationally recognized leadership preparation and attorney mentors for all students. Elon offers exceptional value through a two-and-a-half year program with significantly lower tuition.

Overview

From The School

Apply free online and learn more about the admissions process at http://law.elon.edu/admissions.


Applicants
744
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
128

Test Scores

LSAT
145 - 152

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
June 30

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School

Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor
Elon's curriculum provides a breadth of legal knowledge in business law, criminal law, constitutional law, public interest law and trial and appellate advocacy, with the opportunity for students to concentrate in areas of law of greatest interest to them.

JD/MBA in partnership with Elon University's Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

JD/MELP in partnership with Vermont Law School

Programs and Curriculum

Elon Law's groundbreaking curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, professional competencies and ethics focus necessary to excel as 21st century lawyers.

Elon Law connects students to the legal profession through an unparalleled commitment to experiential learning. At the center of each student's professional preparation is a course-connected residency-in-practice that provides a full-time work experience in a law practice setting, judicial chambers or one of the school's five legal clinics. In addition, students experience the practice of law through programs integrated throughout the curriculum, including: first-year lab courses, attorney shadowing, trial advocacy courses, moot court and mock trial programs, team-based legal projects for nonprofit organizations and final trimester Bridge-to-Practice courses. Elon's clinics serve abused and neglected children, families, the elderly, small businesses and entrepreneurs, and international refugees.

Faculty

Elon Law faculty members are at the forefront of Elon's mission to create a national model of engaged learning in legal education. All Elon Law faculty members have significant legal practice experience. Elon Law professors develop scholarship and engage in professional service that is shaping the future of law and policy at state, national and international levels. Their involvement in cutting-edge legal issues translates into dynamic classroom learning environments. They are deeply committed to student success.


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
75

40
Female
16
Minority


Students Say

The Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina provides an adaptable legal education that emphasizes practical experience and preparing students to practice more quickly after graduation. In 2015, the school introduced a new two-and-a-half year program that lets students save money, get a jump on the job market, and gain more practical and leadership experience, possibly through the school's unique new residency program, which sends 2Ls around the world to learn how law is practiced and applied in the courts, private firms, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations. This "truly one-of-a-kind" program is hailed by students as a "godsend": "With the drive to maximize that opportunity, you can greatly improve your network and skills in the residency," says a student. The school also provides "beneficial networking activities" by assigning students a currently practicing attorney as a mentor, and there is a volunteer program in place in which second year students provide mentorship to small groups of first year students. Elon has "a wide variety of personalities" that give good insight into different teaching methods, and the school is constantly involving students in activities such as "town baseball games, networking conferences, bar activities, CLEs, professor and dean monthly lunches or drinks, and coffee at the commons," to name a few. It also offers "several optional bar preparation courses and monthly targeted bar topic workshops, along with a required bar preparation course the fall prior to graduation."

The professors at Elon Law are "beyond qualified": "[they] adjust the syllabus to accommodate for the workload of students, and are absolutely enthusiastic about teaching." They "are here because they want to teach at a school that prepares students for actual practice" and "provide all of the materials required for success." Not only do Elon Law professors keep regular office hours, but they go above and beyond with flexibility; for example, "some professors would have weekly times where they would be at a coffee shop and would invite students to come sit and discuss the class over coffee." Classes are designed for students to not just learn cases but "to openly discuss if we agree or disagree with the cases." This can lead to heated conversations, but "it also leads to everyone having a better understanding of the other side," and Elon "tries to create an environment where everyone can feel comfortable having these discussions." Students begin learning through the traditional Socratic Method and "then build upon that knowledge by applying it to practice-oriented assignments, labs and externships."

Career overview

From The School

Elon Law provides a personalized and supportive learning environment with a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio and a majority of classes with fewer than 25 students. Each student receives the support of a Student Success Team, comprised of a faculty advisor, an attorney mentor, an executive leadership coach and a career consultant. Student Success Teams are assigned based on each student's interests in law and professional goals. Advising teams provide academic guidance, individualized mentoring, professional development advice, access to e-portfolios and a strong network of career connections.


Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
74%
Median Starting Salary
$52,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
72%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
39%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
12

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Many Elon Law graduates enter into private practice in small and medium size law firms in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, but also in large firms regionally and nationwide. Graduates also work in corporate legal departments, consulting firms, and in other business and industry sectors. Within government, Elon graduates have accepted federal-level positions through the United States Military (JAG), the Presidential Management Fellowships program and offices of the United States Congress. State and local government placements include positions within district attorneys and public defenders offices, as well as judicial clerkships, often with the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Examples of Elon Law alumni employment are available at: https://www.elon.edu/e/law/about/placement-profiles.html.

Graduates Employed by Area

33%
Private Practice
17%
Business/Industry
17%
Government
3%
Public Interes
2%
Academic
2%
Military

Graduates Employed by Region

92%
South
4%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
MidWest
2%
South West

Overview

From The School

Elon Law's new curriculum enables students to graduate in December, following their second year of study, reducing tuition and the cost of living during law school while providing students with post-graduate career advantages. Elon Law's total tuition cost for the entering class of 2015 is more than 20 percent below the average cost at other private law schools across the country. Elon Law offers significant scholarships and fellowship opportunities for qualified applicants.


Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$58,055

% Students Receiving Some Aid
98%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,334
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$14,280
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$14,780
Fees
$0

Overall

From The School

Elon Law students embrace professional service on behalf of those less privileged in society as an essential part of their law school experience. A rich variety of more than thirty student organizations and leadership opportunities provide an exciting dimension to the Elon Law experience.


Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
333
Parent Institution Enrollement
6,739

Average Age at Entry
25

% International
0%

Demographics

26.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
57% female
43% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students agree that the greatest strength of Elon Law is "how it feels like one big supportive family." Elon is a very small law school, so this "very close-knit" student body "feels like an extended family because we all check on each other and make sure we are prepared for exams and quizzes." With such small classes and cohorts, the social environment "can seem divided into cliques," but "there is still a cooperative spirit and an overall great and productive atmosphere." Many students socialize with each other and go out together, and cohorts can often be seen "at Greensboro Grasshoppers games or one of the local pubs/breweries in our downtime (which is not often)." The law school is young and admits diverse classes, but is "still working on making everyone feel like they belong no matter their background." Located in downtown Greensboro, and "being two blocks from the federal and state courthouses adds a certain 'je ne sais quoi,'" which emphasizes the importance of what the students at Elon Law are doing for society. The administration is "aware of how important student well-being is, and provides movie nights and other fun activities to help alleviate the stress of law school." Because the flagship school is in a different area, Elon "provides free YMCA memberships for law students."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

From The School


Campus and Location

Elon Law's high-tech facilities are in downtown Greensboro, the legal hub of central North Carolina. Courts located within blocks of the law school include the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of N.C., and several branches of the N.C. General Court of Justice. More than 47,000 college and university students in Greensboro, representing seven institutions of higher education, create a vibrant intellectual and cultural community. Learn more: https://www.elon.edu/e/law/about/life-in-greensboro.html.

Facilities

Elon Law's primary H. Michael Weaver Building is home to the N.C. Business Court, making Elon one of the few law schools in the country that is home to an active court. The law school building underwent a $6 million renovation in 2006. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the 84,000-square-foot facility.


Contact
Alan Woodlief
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions, Administration & Finance

Address
201 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone
336-279-9200

Email
law@elon.edu