Elon University School of Law

Elon University School of Law

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Elon University School of Law is one of the nation's youngest law schools, but it is making inroads by focusing on learning by doing. The school, which was founded in 2006, integrates traditional classroom instruction with course-connected, full-time residencies-in-practice. The innovative approach allows students to graduate in 2.5 years. Students complete their law degree in seven trimesters through a combination of doctrinal courses, simulation courses and criminal law labs, residency placements, electives, and required bar exam foundation courses during their final trimester.

This approach has led preLaw magazine to twice list Elon Law among the nation’s most innovative law schools, and it is also one of the best schools in the region for practical training. Elon Law’s unique Residency-in-Practice Program is the only one of its kind. During the winter or spring trimester of their second year, students enroll in immersive, full-time residencies with law firms, judges, corporations, nonprofits and government agencies across the nation.

Elon Law’s 9-to-1 student/faculty ratio affords individualized attention and it has a program that pairs first-year students with a practicing attorney mentor. Students are also coupled with a faculty advisor for a personalized education. 

The law school’s high-tech facilities are housed in a historic building in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina’s third largest city. The building also houses a courtroom for the North Carolina Business Court, which frequently offers Elon Law students learning opportunities through externships and residency placements, as well as the ability to attend hearings and trials in complex business cases.

Elon Law’s fixed tuition is guaranteed not to change once students enroll. In addition, more than 80 percent of students receive merit-based scholarships. The estimated average discount is 39.7 percent, on eof the highest in the region. 

Elon Law also offers two dual-degree programs: a JD/MBA with Elon University’s Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, or a JD/Master of Environmental Law and Policy with Vermont Law School. 

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75th Percentile1523.48
25th Percentile1452.92
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$18964
Percent receiving grants92.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 63.70%
NJ Employment51.14
Bar Passage51.22%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Estate Planning
Public Interest/Social Justice
Trial Advocacy