Final Approved Draft
February 19, 2009
Elon University School of Law
As students of Elon University School of Law (“Elon Law”), prospective members of the
Bar, and rising leaders in our communities, we have a duty to uphold the highest ideals of these
institutions and to maintain a standard of excellence in our personal conduct. At Elon Law, we
conduct ourselves with honesty. We are truthful in our academic work and in our relationships.
At Elon Law, we are persons of integrity. We are trustworthy, fair, and ethical. At Elon Law, we
accept responsibility for our conduct. We are accountable for our actions and our learning. At
Elon Law, we demonstrate respect for our academic community. We value civility and the
dignity of each person, and we honor the physical and intellectual property of others.
The goal of creating and sustaining a culture of honor at Elon Law will not succeed based
on the contents of any code or procedure crafted to administer its creed. At best, this document
merely reflects our values. We satisfy the obligations of our prospective profession only when
we choose as individuals to act ethically in every situation and when we resolve as a society of
students that our collective conduct will demonstrate our place with the guardians of the law.
Our continuing challenge is to transform these principles into custom. Through dialogue,
education, and a steadfast commitment to each other, we will work to make these values
unmistakably bound to our character.
The study of law is a noble pursuit. We seek entry into an honored profession. Our
character and conduct while attending Elon Law must reflect favorably upon us, Elon Law, and
the entire legal profession.
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