Elon University to begin admitting students to its Charlotte law school

The Charlotte branch of Elon University’s School of Law will soon begin admitting students, just months after plans were announced to bring the classes to the Queen City.

The university said admission will be granted to applicants for its part-time Juris Doctor program designed for working professionals after the school received approval from the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Elon said it received approval to begin its law program from the ABA in December, and gained it from the SACSCOC on Jan. 30. Classes will be held in the university’s new campus building on West Tremont Avenue in South End.

The school said the Charlotte program, called the “Flex Program,” is designed to be completed in four years and will use the same philosophy that earned its full-time law program national recognition.