Elon University School of Law is making some big changes.  Beginning next fall, students will be able to graduate after two and a half years, instead of the standard three.  That will help shave $14,000 from what it costs to get a degree there.

The law school’s dean Luke Bierman says Elon took to heart some of the criticism of legal education and restructured its program to offer a more deliberate curriculum.   

Just like your typical police departments, police officers at private colleges have arrest powers.  But unlike police forces such as CMPD, those private college departments are not subject to state public records laws.  The North Carolina Supreme Court heard a case last week filed by a former Elon University student that disputes that.  It has the attention of campuses and press groups across the country: