For students

Student Organization Handbook

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The Law School’s student organizations greatly enhance the quality of life at the Law School.  You can count on the support of the Office of the Dean of Students as you plan activities during the year.

Recognized Law School Student Organizations (LSSOs) qualify for all of the benefits of official organization status (e.g., tax-exempt status when making purchases; listings in appropriate Law School directories and publications; and access to rooms, services, and administrative support). 

In exchange for the benefits of official organization status, you are obligated to follow all applicable University and Law School rules (e.g., alcohol policies, financial policies, policies regarding speaker invitations, and non-discrimination policies).  A summary of the University alcohol policy may be found on pages 19-21.  The policy is available in its entirety at:  Additional University policies are included in the Student Manual of University Policies and Regulations, which is available online at

This handbook gives an overview of the benefits and responsibilities connected with running a LSSO.  Please stop by the Office of the Dean of Students or contact an LSA representative if you have questions about your student organization or about starting a new student organization.