Public Service and Public Interest Student Organizations

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    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Chicago Law Chapter provides a forum for students interested in issues pertaining to civil liberties. The Chapter organizes speaker engagements, panel...

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    The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national, nonprofit organization comprised of students, judges, legal scholars, and practicing lawyers who view the law as an important...

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    The Chicago Law Foundation (CLF) is a student-directed, not-for profit group that awards grants to law students who devote their summers to working in the public interest. Because few public...

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    The purposes of the University of Chicago Criminal Law Society are to promote exploration and discussion about the field of criminal law and to create opportunities for students interested in...

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    Defenders is a student group focused on programming related to indigent defense and public defender work, and on creating a network for students interested in being public defenders. We encourage...

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    The purpose of this organization shall be to promote dialogue in the University of Chicago community about special legal issues and social barriers facing people with mental and physical...

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    The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is a group of students interested in environmental protection. ELS hosts a number of speakers to discuss green policy issues. Law professors, scientists,...

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    HRLS is a student organization dedicated to learning about and practicing international human rights law. We invite professors, practicioners, and advocates to speak about a variety of human...

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    Almost every area of law is affected by the globalization of world economies. International Law Society (ILS) is an organization for students interested in the many facets of public and private...

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    Founded in 1993, Neighbors is the Law School’s primary community service organization. The group runs a weekly Middle School Leadership Program through an after-school program for students in the...

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    The Public Interest Law Society of the University of Chicago aims to expose students to the wide breadth of public interest law by:

    A) Fostering clear conceptions of the myriad ways lawyers...

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    Spring Break of Service is a group organized by and for those students interested in providing legal services as part of a weeklong volunteer opportunity over spring break.

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    SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.  SALDF is...