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Student Organizations

Student organizations offer students limitless opportunities for professional development. Below is a list of all of the student organizations offered.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter

DePaul Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter is a law student organization affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund that shares its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

Office: Lewis 209


Appellate Moot Court Society

The DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society is a student-run organization committed to the advancement of oral and written advocacy, the furtherance of practical legal skills, and scholastic excellence.

The Appellate Moot Court Society represents the College of Law in law school moot court competitions nationwide in various areas of the law. The society also hosts an intramural appellate competition. Students who have completed their first year of law school are invited to participate in the intramural competition.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6190
Room: Lewis 340

Art & Cultural Heritage Law Society

The goal of the Art & Cultural Heritage Law Society (ACHLS) is to put DePaul students in touch with legal professionals whose practice areas affect museums, the art market, contemporary artists and cultural heritage. The society accomplishes this objective by providing student mentoring, hosting networking events at DePaul and in the greater Chicago community, and arranging guest speakers. Additionally, the society works closely with professional organizations in order to offer DePaul students the chance to learn about the evolving and diverse legal landscape of art and cultural heritage law, and it strives to provide practical opportunities for students within their chose career field.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6185
Room: Lewis 208

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) strives to identify, address and promote awareness of Asian American concerns at the school, city, national and international levels. APALSA establishes scholarships, hosts events and speakers, creates networking opportunities for students and practitioners, serves as a support group for students, acts as a point of contact between students and alumnae/i, and seeks to increase Asian American representation in the legal field and beyond.

The term Asian American includes persons from the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6444
Room: Lewis 215 ​

Black Law Students Association

Promotes the goals of African-American law students and provides mentoring and study programs for its members.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6507
Room: Lewis 216

Business Law Society

The Business Law Society promotes social and academic interaction among DePaul Law students interested in the various aspects of business, corporate and financial law. The BLS sponsors social activities, speakers and symposia that encourage cultural exchange and academic discussion, and generally provides a forum through which members may pursue their interests in developing a career in business law.

Contact Information

Room Number: 206
Telephone Number: (312) 362-6238 ​​

Child & Family Law Association

CFLA cultivates interest and understanding in Child & Family Law and is designed to foster communication between DePaul College of Law students, the greater Chicago community, faculty and organizations in this area of law.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6074
Room: Lewis 217 and 309​

Christan Legal Society

Christian Legal Society aims for law students to know Jesus, encourage each other, provide a forum for discussing issues related to Christianity and the law, and promote justice through service. We host monthly meetings to hear how CLS attorneys' faith intersects with their law practice, build relationships, and pray for each other. We will also join other DePaul student organizations in hosting events and serving Chicago.

Contact Information

Decalogue Society

A student chapter of a professional bar association for Jewish lawyers.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6075
Room: Lewis 204​

Entertainment and Sports Law Society

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society's mission is to provide a forum for law students interested in all aspects of entertainment and sports law. The society's goal is to provide law students with access to alumni who are working in the areas of entertainment and sports law and with access to information concerning courses, programs and information regarding the entertainment and sports industry. Finally, the society offers a venue for discussion of relevant and current issues as they arise in the field of entertainment and sports law. 

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6267
Room: Lewis 208

Environmental Law Society

Advocates environmental concerns generally and sponsors programs related to environmental law issues and careers.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6112
Room: Lewis 218​

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy

The Federalist Society is a group of libertarians and conservatives interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

At DePaul University College of Law, the Federalist Society seeks to open and to balance the debate on legal issues. In addition to inviting speakers to the law school for lectures and debates, we host a variety of social events throughout the year. Whenever possible, the society invites speakers on both sides of the issue in order to present a balanced discussion on the topic.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6257
Room: Lewis 211​

If, When, How

If, When, How is a national organization that strives to guarantee that all people can exercise their personal rights and access the resources they need to flourish. Reproductive Justice will exist when all people - regardless of sex, creed, race or personal background - can freely decide whether, when and how to have and parent children. If, When, How seeks to ensure a world where one can parent free from discrimination, violence, and coercion. The DePaul College of Law chapter of If, When, How seeks to promote reproductive justice by using education, community events and the law to promote empowerment and dignity, and to ensure that reproductive justice is not an idea but a just reality.

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 362-6936
Room: Lewis 217 

Intellectual Property Law Society

The DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society is a student-run organization committed to the advancement of oral and written advocacy, the furtherance of practical legal skills, and scholastic excellence.


International Law Society

The International Law Society is a collection of DePaul law students who share the common passion of international relations and international law. The International Law Society hosts a variety of events (guest speakers, student-run forums, question and answer sessions) in furtherance of the interests of its members.


Justinian Society of Lawyers

A professional bar association for Italian-American lawyers. Students have the opportunity to network with, and provide support for, Italian-American lawyers and judges throughout Chicago.


Latino Law Student Association

Promotes the goals of Latino law students and those of the greater Latino community. Advocates awareness through speakers, forums and education. Offers a support network for students, including mentor and study programs and an annual scholarship.


Multicultural Law Student Association

No information is currently available for this student organization.​

Muslim Law Student Association

The Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA) supports and advocates for Muslim law students at DePaul University. The members of MLSA continually seek to enrich the lives of all students, faculty and staff of DePaul University College of Law by increasing exposure to, awareness of and understanding of the Muslim community and the domestic and international legal issues pertaining to the Islamic world.


National Lawyer's Guild

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members, lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees, the guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.



Seeks to generate awareness about and sensitivity to LGBTQ issues among the law school students, faculty and administration.


Phi Alpha Delta

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional service organization composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges and government officials. Phi Alpha Delta was founded in 1902 for the purpose of promoting professional competency and achievement within the legal profession.


Public Interest Law Association

PILA seeks to communicate to law students the needs of the underrepresented and the ways legal training can be used to effect justice in our community and the world. PILA provides law students with networking opportunities in the area of public interest law and serves as a conduit for law students to learn about different areas of public interest law.


Student Bar Association

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the students' voice. Similar to student government associations, the SBA serves the law students.


Society for Asylum and Immigration Law

SAIL exposes law students to the area of asylum and immigration law through guest speakers, presentations, conferences and more. SAIL accepts and encourages an exchange of ideas between different points of view in an effort to create a more complete and educated dialogue.


Veterans Advocacy Student Organization

Veterans Advocacy Student Organization (VASO) is committed to educating ALL law students about the unique, interesting and troubling legal issues facing veterans and the service-member community.


Women's Bar Association

The DePaul Women's Bar Association promises to strive to meet our own goals and the goals of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. We will work to advance women's interests in the local community.


Women of Color Collective

Women of Color Collective (WoCC) aims to build a peer-support community for law students of color who identify as women. We strive to promote the professional and academic development of law students and to encourage the recruitment and retention of women of color within DePaul University College of Law.

Office: Lewis 212