Law School Student Organizations

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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 and Drug Law Society (FDLS) is a group of students committed to encouraging thoughtful discussion and awareness of the laws, regulations, and policies surrounding food, pharmaceuticals, and health care.

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    The Global Issues Society brings together J.D. and LL.M.

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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

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    The Health Law Society seeks to educate students about topics relating to law and healthcare. It is designed to provide information to students with a casual interest as well as those considering a specialty in health law. HLS allows students to gather more information about the timely topic, and utilize the organization's resources to network within and beyond the campus.

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    The Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Competition is the Law School’s own moot court competition, open to 2L and 3L students in the Law School. Participants gain experience in appellate advocacy—both written and oral—in three rounds of competition (one each quarter):

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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 rights issues on campus.

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    The Immigration Law Society (ILS) works to promote discussion of important immigration law and policy issues and invites inter-disciplinary conversation from all sides of the immigration debate.

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    The IPLS is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering interest in, and lively discussion about, the practice of IP law. To that end, the IPLS sponsors various presentations throughout the school year highlighting opportunities and current events in IP law.

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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 international law and cross-border transactions. ILS has a strong speakers program, bringing in a variety of specialists, including academics, attorneys, and government officials.

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    We are the University of Chicago Law School's chapter of the national organization and work to ensure that the United States fulfills its promise to assist Iraqis and Afghans who helped the United States escape threats and come to the United States, and to assist vulnerable refugees in the Middle East gain approval for resettlement.

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    The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

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    The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) offers a wide range of programming to satisfy the diverse social, cultural, religious, and intellectual needs of Jewish students, and to introduce the Law School community to issues of importance to world Jewry.

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    The Labor and Employment Law Society fosters a greater understanding of the practice of labor and employment law at the University of Chicago through lunch talks, small-group brown bag lunches, pro bono work, moot court and writing competitions, a mentoring program, networking and other related opportunities.

    Contact: lels@law.uchicago.edu

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    Our diverse membership includes Latinos from all parts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the U.S. Our organization exists to create an academic and social support network to help students adjust to the rigors of law school.

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    Over the last half century, few intellectual movements have been as influential as Law and Economics, and no institution has been more important in its rise than the Law School. The Law and Economics Society is a student organization that holds events that inform and educate students about the most recent work done in the field.

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    The Law and Technology Society aims to both educate University of Chicago Law students on issues on the frontier of law and technology and provide opportunities for them to engage on associated legal and policy issues.

    Contact: LTS@law.uchicago.edu