Jewish Law Students Association

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.

JLSA sponsors speakers and lunch talks on topics such as the Arab-Israeli peace process, interfaith cooperation, religious freedom, and Jewish Law. Our past speakers have included prominent federal judges, religious leaders, civil rights lawyers, public officials, journalists, and academics.

JLSA’s cultural and religious programming includes ever-popular Friday night dinners and holiday celebrations (including a Hanukah Coffee Mess and Wine Mess Purim Party).

JLSA members also participate in Chicago’s vibrant Jewish legal community, including the Jewish United Fund’s Young Lawyers Group mentorship program and frequent social events hosted by the Decalogue Society, Chicago’s Jewish bar association.