Student Organization Directory

The Law School is home to more than 60 student organizations with a wide variety of purposes, and new student groups are always being formed to meet the changing needs of the student body. The University also has a wide variety of Recognized Student Organizations that law students are welcome to join.

  • Currently Active

    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.

  • Currently Active

    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.

  • Currently Active

    A long standing Law School tradition, the annual trivia contest gives students and faculty members a much needed break from the sometimes less (and sometimes more) trivial pursuit of the law. Starting during Winter Quarter, student teams of four compete against each other in subjects ranging from Madonna to mitosis, and everything in between.

  • Currently Active

    LSV's mission is to provide law students who are prior or current members of the armed forces of any country opportunities for fellowship, to increase awareness of legal and policy issues affecting veterans within the greater Law School community, to connect members with Veteran alumni for career networking purposes, to assist Law Students pursuing careers as JAGs, to work with the Law School’s

  • Currently Active

    What is LSA?

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

    What does LSA do (generally)?

  • Currently Active

    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

  • Currently Active

    The Law Women's Caucus addresses the interests and concerns of the women of the Law School and beyond. LWC provides a forum for debate and discussion of issues pertaining to women and gender broadly defined; devotes resources to student support and professional development; advocates in service of women's interests in society; and cultivates relationships amongst the women of the University.

  • Currently Active

    The Legal Forum is the Law School's topical law journal. Its student board annually publishes a volume of articles (by academics and practitioners) and comments (by students) that focus on a single area of the law. Recent volumes include the Law of Sex Discrimination, Antitrust in the Information Age, and Frontiers of Jurisdiction.

  • Currently Active

    Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is an independent, non-partisan institution for public interest advocacy, research, and education. The Center's mission is to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and to promote justice for all.

  • Currently Active

    The Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) offers a wide range of programming to satisfy the diverse social, cultural, religious, and intellectual needs of Muslim students. The MLSA strives to introduce the Law School community to issues of importance to Muslims worldwide.

  • Currently Active

    For 75 years, the National Lawyers Guild has aimed to represent progressive political movements and to protect human rights over property rights in the pursuit of social justice.  The University of Chicago Chapter strives to inform and advocate for considerations of social and economic justice in the study of law, hopes to involve young lawyers in their professional and social duty to thei

  • Currently Active

    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 community, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, as well as a one-on-one mentoring program that matches “off-track” students with law student mentors over the course of the school year.

  • Currently Active

    Since its founding in 1984, OutLaw has sought to further three goals: to increase social acceptance of gay students at the Law School, to educate the Law School community on the legal status of gays and lesbians, and to provide a supportive atmosphere for gay and lesbian law students.

  • Currently Active

    The People’s Collective (the Collective), a parliamentary debating society, serves as a means for students to gather and engage in discussions about the issues of the day. The People’s Collective originated as part of the American Constitution Society Chapter at The Law School, so it shares with the society very similar ideological viewpoints and goals, as well as student members.

  • Currently Active

    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 can serve the public interest.

    B) Working with fellow organizations to help students explore public interest activities while in law school.

  • Currently Active

    The Securities and Investment Law Society (SILS) has the basic mission of providing informational opportunities to students interested in securities litigation, industry compliance, white collar criminal defense of the securities industry, and investment management law by inviting industry actors to speak, organizing mock investment competitions, and providing a range of other activities direct

  • Currently Active

    From samosa parties to political discussions, the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) was formed to promote an understanding and appreciation of South Asian political, legal, and social issues.

  • Currently Active

    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.

  • Currently Active

    The St. Thomas More Society is the association for Catholic students at the Law School. Membership is open to anyone interested in learning about Catholic perspectives on legal questions and social issues. Our goal is to provide students, faculty and staff with opportunities to explore the Catholic faith through intellectual discussion, social events, service projects, liturgy and prayer.

  • Currently Active

    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 dedicated to the goals of educating the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse, and engaging in projects that combat that abuse.  SALDF is equally