Entire Elon Law School Class Visits Bar Center
The onset of the fall semester signals the annual tradition of law school orientation visits from the North Carolina Bar Association. Only this year, students entering Elon University School of Law turned the tables by visiting the N.C. Bar Center for their orientation event.
The entire first-year class of more than 130 students came to the Bar Center on Aug. 7, along with Dean Luke Bierman and Associate Deans Andy Haile and Faith Rivers James.
Greeting them and meeting with them on behalf of the NCBA were President Shelby Benton, President-elect Kearns Davis, Young Lawyers Division Chair Harrison Lord, Executive Director Allan Head and numerous NCBA and NCBA Foundation directors.
The Elon visit marked the first time that an entire law school class has been at the Bar Center for an event. It was also the first orientation program of the semester for the NCBA and its Membership Department, directed by Josh McIntyre.
“The law students were able to engage with directors of CLE, Law-Related Education, the Center for Practice Management, Public Service/Pro Bono and other departments,” McIntyre said. “The highlight of this interaction may have been when a group of 1L students pledged to read to a Greensboro elementary school class through our Law-Related Education program.”
Orientation visits will be conducted with all seven North Carolina law schools. NCBA representatives have already met with first-year law school classes at Campbell, North Carolina Central University and Wake Forest University. The UNC Law School visit is scheduled Friday and dates for visits at Duke and Charlotte will take place later this fall.