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Student Organizations

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

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

Email: depaulmootcourt@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6190
Room: Lewis 340

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

Email: achls.depaul@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6185
Room: Lewis 208

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

Email: depaul.apalsa@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6444
Room: Lewis 203

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

Contact Information

Email: depaulblsa@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6507
Room: Lewis 204

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

Phone: (312) 362-6238
Room: Lewis 206

 

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

Email: depaul.cfla@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6074
Room: Lewis 217 and 309

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society provides a forum for students interested in entertainment and sports law. The society facilitates access to alumni and professionals for discussion of legal issues at the forefront of the industry, as well as networking opportunities. Society members are given the opportunity to collaborate and innovate in preparation of becoming future leaders within the dynamic fields of both entertainment and sports.

Contact Information

Email: esls.depaul@gmail.com
Room: Lewis 209

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

Email: depaul.fedsoc@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6257
Room: Lewis 211

First Generation Law Student Organization (First Gen) is committed to supporting academically, financially, and socially those who identify as first-generation law students and come from a low-income or working-class background in reaching graduation and preparing for their careers.

Contact Information

Email: depaul.firstgen@gmail.com

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

Email: Ifwhenhow.depaul@gmail.com 
Phone: (312) 362-6936
Room: Lewis 217 

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.

Contact Information

Email: depaul.ils@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6180
Room: Lewis 205

 

The Justinian Society of Lawyers is an Italian American law association with over 100-years of history. The DePaul chapter supports and promotes the goals of Italian American law students at DePaul University. The DePaul Justinian’s aim to increase exposure and understanding of the Italian American community through speakers, seminars and casual gatherings. 

Contact Information

Email: dpujustinians@gmail.com

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.

Contact Information

Email: llsa.depaul@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-5145
Room: Lewis 215 

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.

Contact Information

Email: depaulmlsa@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6196
Room: Lewis 216

 

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.

Contact Information

Email: nlg.depaul@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6233
Room: Lewis 206 

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

Contact Information

Email: depauloutlaws@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6811
Room: Lewis 206 

Contact Information

Room: Lewis 209

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. It is also the first law fraternity to admit women. In furtherance of the fraternities mission, the Joseph Story Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta at the DePaul University College of Law facilitates the organization of professional speaker events, social gatherings, student support networks and various other campus enriching activities.

Contact Information

Email: pad.depaul@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-5475
Room: Lewis 209

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. PILA raises money for summer stipends, which it awards to students who work pro bono in the public interest area

Contact Information

Email: pila.depaul@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6756
Room: Lewis 206 

The Society for Asylum & 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.

Contact Information

Email: depaul.sail@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6352
Room: Lewis 218

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

Contact Information

SaDella Duval d'Adrian 
President
DePaul.SBA.President@gmail.com

Leni Morales 
Vice President
DePaul.SBA.VP@gmail.com

Room Number: 213
Telephone Number: (312) 362-8025

 

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. We will also sponsor events for area law students, professors and practitioners to attend. We will strive to enhance DePaul's image by promoting women's issues and progress within the field of law. We will also work to serve the community through service and involvement.

Contact Information

Email: depaulwba@gmail.com
Phone: (312) 362-6549
Room: Lewis 212

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.

Contact Information

Email: depaulwocc@gmail.com
Room: Lewis 212