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Student organizations offer students limitless opportunities for professional development.
Below is a list of all of the student organizations offered.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: (312) 362-6444
Room: Lewis 215
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: (312) 362-6267
Room: Lewis 208
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.
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.
Phone: (312) 362-6936
Room: Lewis 217
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.
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.
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.
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.
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