Browse Student Orgs

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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 discussions, activist activities, and educational outreach projects.

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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 mechanism governing the relationships among the individuals and institutions that form our society.

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    Amicus is a group of law students, their spouses/significant others and their children.  It is dedicated to making students' families feel at home in the Law School community.

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    The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association represents the Law School both locally and nationally, facilitating interaction with other Chicago-area APALSAs. We are concerned with Asian Pacific American issues of legal interest and with furthering the interests of Asian Pacific Americans both here at the Law School and in the legal profession.

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    The University of Chicago Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is part of a national student organization which includes over 190 member chapters. The local chapter provides formal and informal academic, professional, political and social support to African-American law students.

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    CJIL is a student-edited forum for discussion and analysis of international law and policy issues. CJIL is committed to publishing timely and concise scholarly work written by academics, judges, practitioners, policymakers, and students. The journal is published twice yearly, in the fall and spring.

    Website:http://cjil.uchicago.edu/

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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 interest organizations and government agencies have the money to pay law students for summer employment, CLF assists law students who would not otherwise be able to work for such organizations.

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    The China Law Society is a student group dedicated to studying and discussing legal issues related to China.  Topics of interest range from the evolution of China's legal system and the opportunities for and challenges of a China-focused practice, to the implications of China's rise for legal professionals more generally.

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    The Christian Law Students (CLS) group seeks to integrate the truths of Christianity with the study and practice of law. The group, comprised of students from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, meets on a weekly basis over lunch.

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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 criminal law by hosting speakers (including practitioners, judges, and members of community organizations), holding networking events, organizing field trips, providing career services programs, and engagi

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    The purpose of the Dallin H. Oaks Society is to increase awareness within the Law School community of the presence, beliefs and concerns of law students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

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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 all to attend and participate!

    Please contact current President James Dubray at  jdubray@uchicago.edu for more information .

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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 disabilities.

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    The Domestic Violence Project gives students an opportunity to do meaningful work for low-income victims of domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing assistance to the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services.

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    The Energy Law Society is a nonpartisan organization comprised of students, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to bringing in speakers who will educate the community about the entire spectrum of energy law issues and policy.

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    The Entertainment & Sports Law Society aims to promote student understanding of entertainment, sports, and telecommunications law; and first amendment, libel, and media law. The Society sponsors panel discussions and debates by faculty, practicing attorneys, and students. We are also developing an alumni network to aid students seeking careers in related areas.

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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, litigators (in large firms, small firms and nonprofits), environmental advocates and other professors have all been ELS speakers.

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    The Federalist Society is a group of libertarians and conservatives interested in the current state of the legal order. The Society was founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

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    The Food Law Society is a group of students who share a passion for both food and the law.  By hosting faculty discussions and talks about legal issues that affect the way food is produced, marketed, and distributed to consumers, we hope to open students' minds to new ideas in the law and to the great culinary and agricultural community here in Chicago.

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    GreenBooks is a student run organization which facilitates the sustainable and efficient transfer of used books. We run sales throughout the year and use the proceeds to support environmental law and sustainability initiatives. In addition, our funds are used to sponsor buses to all LSA events.

    Contact: greenbooks@law.uchicago.edu