Thursday, August 14, 2014
From Elon's press release:
Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman today announced Professor of Law Faith Rivers James as Elon Law’s first associate dean for experiential learning and leadership. In this role, Rivers James will provide guidance and coordination for the law school’s experiential learning initiatives, including externships, residencies, clinics and the school’s nationally recognized leadership program.
Law school dean Luke Bierman said the appointment of Rivers James was an important step in advancing Elon’s strategic objectives.
“As Elon Law intensifies its role as a national leader in experiential learning, Dean James’ expertise and guidance will be key factors in broadening and integrating our array of hands-on legal education initiatives,” Bierman said. “Faith Rivers James has been instrumental in building signature programs at Elon Law, including the law school’s nationally recognized leadership and attorney mentor programs. Her appointment to the administration at Elon Law will accelerate our efforts to provide law students with multiple experiential opportunities in law that enhance their education and advance their careers.”
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Click the links below for information about the following experiential learning programs at Elon Law:
Law practice residency programs, including semester-in-practice, corporate, nonprofit and public sector placement programs
Clinics in elder law, humanitarian immigration law, small business & entrepreneurship, and wills drafting
Attorney mentor program (preceptor program)
Leadership program, second-year course
Trial practice program and associated moot court and mock trial programs