Browse Student Orgs

You may use the list on the left to view all student orgs, or filter by keyword or active status below.

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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 Intellectual Property Law Society is dedicated to understanding and debating broad issues of intellectual property law. Our areas of legal interest include patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, e-commerce, and computer crime 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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    JLSA is one of the largest and most active Law School student organizations. 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

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    Law of the Land is a student organization devoted to exploring legal issues physically grounded in the greater Chicagoland region.  The organization hosts site visits, panels, and lunch talks focused on three areas of land- and water-related legal issues: (1) environment, (2) housing, and (3) land use/urban redevelopment.

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    The University of Chicago Law Review is a quarterly journal of legal scholarship. Often cited in Supreme Court and other court opinions as well as in other scholarly works, it is among the most influential journals in the field. Students have full responsibility for editing and publishing the Law Review; they also contribute original scholarship of their own.

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    The Law School Democrats serve as an umbrella organization for politically moderate and liberal students. We bring in prominent political figures from Chicago and across the nation, as well as conduct brown bag lunch discussions of issues of interest to our members.

    Contact: lsd@law.uchicago.edu

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    The best show you'll see during your law school career is right under your nose. Even law students can have a good time, and the Law School Musical proves that. Original lyrics to familiar tunes supply the structure for a satirical take on life in the Law School. No one is immune from parody, and no one leaves without a roll in the aisles.

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    The Law School Republicans strive to provide a forum for Republican minded students to interact with other students sharing a similar ideology. The Law School Republicans sponsors various prominent speakers throughout the year that address both state and federal issues. By addressing topical issues, we hope to foster productive political dialogue throughout the Law School.

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    What is LSA?

    • The Law Students Association (LSA) is the Law School’s student government.

    What does LSA do (generally)?

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    Law Students for Life seeks to foster dialogue concerning bioethical issues within the law school community, particularly from a pro-life perspective. The organization also provides pro-life students the opportunity to connect and discuss issues important to the movement. 

    Contact: lsfhd@law.uchicago.edu