Jewish Law Students Association

Currently Active

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. We sponsor speakers on issues such as the Arab-Israeli peace accords, hate crimes, church-state issues, civil rights, and Jewish legal topics. Our speakers include prominent federal judges, civil rights lawyers, public officials, journalists and academics. Our cultural/religious programming includes ever-popular Friday night dinners, bagel brunches, and holiday celebrations (Yom Kippur break-the-fast, Hanukah party, Purim party, Passover Seder, and Israel Independence Day Celebration). Members of our group also participate in local social action programs such as fundraising for the United Jewish Appeal.

Contact: jlsa@law.uchicago.edu