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Elon University School of Law

Elon University
School of Law
201 North Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Alexis Martinez-Fedrizzi
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
P: (336) 279-9256

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by Administrative Support for Student Group Projects

Description of Programs

At Elon Law, the pro bono opportunities include: a) a large number of on-campus pro bono projects in which students provide assistance to clients in conjunction with established legal organizations or in student run programs; b) resources and assistance linking students to training and other pro bono projects in Greensboro; and c) collaborative student projects. Law School Faculty advise and support student projects such as the Elon Law Innocence Project and the Elon Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The Law School collects information regarding student pro bono work and reports it to the North Carolina Bar Association, nominating students for certificates of recognition upon completion of 75 hours of pro bono work. Each year, Elon Law nominates a graduating student who has shown an exemplary dedication to pro bono service to receive the North Carolina State Bar Pro Bono Student Award.

Location of Programs

The Elon Pro Bono Program is located in the Office of Student Affairs


The Pro Bono Program is supervised by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Additionally, there is administrative support from an administrative assistant and student pro bono fellow. An Advisory Board will be created during the 2011-2012 academic year, and will be comprised of student project leaders and volunteers who will play an instrumental role in the programming and service centered community at Elon.

The Office of Career Services has a counselor who dedicates time to counseling students interested in public service positions.


Elon provides financial assistance to pro bono projects on an ad hoc basis. The Office of Student Affairs provides ongoing support to established projects and works with students, as well as non- profit legal providers, to develop new projects as interest and opportunities arise.

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

Faculty evaluation and promotion includes review of the faculty member's service to the School, the legal profession, and the community at large.


Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition for graduating students who have completed 75 hours of Pro Bono during their law school career.

Pro Bono Award for graduating student who has made outstanding Pro Bono contributions during law school.

The David Gergen Award is given to a graduating student whose activities represent outstanding leadership and professionalism.

Community Service

Community outreach projects are made available through the Pro Bono program. The SBA hosts Blood Drives, food and clothing drives, and joins community efforts such as walk-a-thons and days of service on behalf of the United Way. Each year, the school sponsors "Elon Reaches Out", a Day of Service which sends volunteers to various agencies/sites for service projects. Other projects featured on an ongoing basis include: Afterschool Care Project – students volunteer to work with children in first through eighth grades after school as academic tutors or mentors; collecting boxes of supplies for the troops, building Habitat houses, conducting breast cancer awareness days, sponsoring runs to fund brain cancer research, adopting families to provide gifts during the holidays, etc..

In addition, we are dedicated to building service and support programs in conjunction with our legal advocacy programs to best meet the needs of the community.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Margaret Robison Kantlehner
Associate Professor and Director of Externships, Preceptors and Capstone Leadership Experiences
201 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
P: (336) 279-9205

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

Preceptor Program through which experienced lawyers from a broad range of practice settings mentor law students.

Public Interest Concentration (optional)

Public Interest Centers

None listed

Public Interest Clinics

Wills Drafting Clinic

Juvenile Justice Mediation Clinic

Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic


Governmental, Judicial and Public Service/Non-profit Externships
Legal Aid Field Placement Program (for academic credit)

Classes with a Public Service Component

Public Law and Leadership
Capstone Leadership Experiences
Service Externship
Street Law

Public Interest Journals

None listed

PI Career Support Center

Darlene McDowell
Assistant Director of Career Services
P: (336) 279-9254
[email protected]

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

Elon Law is a member of NC LEAF, a state wide LRAP program funded through a combination of state, law school and private funds.

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

The David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

Leadership Fellows Program

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

Leadership Fellows Summer Scholarship

Graduate Student Funded:

PILS Summer Stipends

Other Funding Sources:

IOLTA Funds (when available)
EJW Summer Corps

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

Leadership Program

Student Public Interest Groups

Public Interest Law Society (PILS)


August 7, 2018