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.
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.
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association represents the Law School both locally and nationally, facilitating interaction with other Chicago-area APALSAs.
AHOY promotes discussion of issues relating to admiralty law to inspire greater interest in this unique topic. With its own jurisprudence, admiralty law has developed separately from traditional land-related laws. Examining its development and evolution affords one a much greater understanding
The University of Chicago Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is part of a national student organization which includes over 190 member chapters.
The purpose of this organization shall be threefold:
Chicago Electoral Reform Society is a law student organization dedicated to fostering dialogue about democracy issues and institutional solutions for a more equitable, representative, and accountable electoral system.
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 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.
The China Law Society is a student group dedicated to studying and discussing legal issues related to China.
The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a group of students from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, who, on top of their involvement in the law school in and their local churches, come together as a group to encourage each other in their faith.
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
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).
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!
2017-18 President: Blake Eaton
The Domestic and Sexual Violence Project aims to promote awareness, education, and discussion about the legal issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault.
Education and Child Advocacy Society (ECAS) works to educate students about issues in education and child law, including intersections with race, gender, child maltreatment, and juvenile justice.
The Entertainment and 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.
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.
The Federalist Society is a group of libertarians and conservatives interested in the current state of the legal order.
The First Generation Professionals (FGP) is a student-run organization whose mission is to publicize, discuss, and educate the many issues that first generation professionals confront.
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.
The Hemingway Society serves to introduce the Law School community to a wide variety of tipple through regular tastings, professionally organized outings, and professor-led discussions on drinks-related topics.
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):
The Human Rights Law Society (HRLS) provides a forum to broaden the study and awareness of human rights issues at The University of Chicago Law School. HRLS hosts lunch talks, film screenings, and career events to expose students to human rights issues and careers.
The University of Chicago Law School chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice (LRJ) (formerly "Law Students for Reproductive Justice") works to normalize reproductive justice within the law school, grow the reproductive justice movement, and realize reproductive justice in our c
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) offers a wide range of programming to address the diverse social, cultural, religious, and intellectual interests of Jewish students.
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 o
The Latinx Law Students Association aims to create an academic and social support network to help students adjust to the rigors of law school. Our diverse membership includes people from all parts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States.
The Law and Business Society is a registered student organization devoted to keeping the university community abreast of relevant developments in the intersection between law and business.
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 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.
Law of the Land is a student organization devoted to exploring legal issues physically grounded in the greater Chicagoland region.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Law Students Association (LSA) is the Law School’s student government.
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.
The Law Women's Caucus addresses the interests and concerns of the women of the Law School and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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 Native American Law Students Association supports Native students at the Law School and provides a forum for education and discussion surrounding American Indian Law and issues that affect Native populations.
Founded in 1993, Neighbors is the Law School’s primary community service organization. The group offers weekly volunteer opportunities at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) and Kenwood Academy, as well as service events throughout the year.
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.
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 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.
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.
The purpose of this SWANA is to create a community for students who have an interest in Southwest Asian and north Afrikan cultures, politics, and legal institutions.
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.
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.
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 a
The Tempus Ludit Gaming Society provides opportunities for fellowship at the Law School through gaming of all kinds and provides education and discussion opportunities about law and policy issues that affect gaming, esports, and related areas of law.
The Texas Law Society gives Texans and friends the opportunity to come together and learn about professional opportunities in the Lone Star State.
The goal of the Trial Team is to both provide a forum for learning and practicing different aspects of trial advocacy, as well as compete nationally in trial advocacy competitions.
The Vincent Gambini Society (or "GamSoc") organizes film screenings, hosted by the distinguished faculty and staff of The University of Chicago Law School.
Wine Mess, the Law School's popular social event, offers students a non-academic few hours at school before starting the weekend.