Student Activities Mission Statement
We cultivate student learning by fostering exploration, community engagement and development through educational and experiential opportunities.
We strive to practice and promote:
- Inclusiveness: We create a welcoming environment that celebrates individual differences and commonalities within a context of mutual respect.
- Exploration: We support individuals through the process of discovering knowledge about themselves, others, and the world.
- Responsibility: We challenge individuals to uphold shared expectations and recognize how their decisions impact others.
- Innovation: We embrace creativity while honoring tradition.
- Collaboration: We share information, resources, and ideas in a mutually beneficial way.
- Leadership: We empower individuals to serve and to inspire others for the betterment of a community.
- Integrity: We encourage individuals to live in a way that is consistent with their values and beliefs.
In addition to the student organizations listed below, students can get involved with the Student Bar Association.
Active Law Student Organizations
American Constitution Society
The American Constitutional Society is dedicated to maintaining a rigorous exchange of ideas about the law with the focus on its effects on the lives of ordinary people.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter
The Animal Law Society continues to strive to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
The purpose of this organization is to afford Asian Pacific law students the opportunity to work together to provide services to the Asian community as well as interacting with the legal community.
Black Law Students Association
The purpose of this association is to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of the African American student body.
Catholic Lawyers Guild
Celtic Law Association
This is an Irish cultural, historical and social club.
Christian Legal Society
The Christian Legal Society is a non-denominational Christian organization committed to inspiring, encouraging, and equipping Christian lawyers and law students.
Corporate Law Association
The focus of this association includes providing a platform for students interested in corporate law in and outside of the classroom.
Criminal Law Society
This organization strives to increase the awareness of students, faculty and the legal community in the area of criminal law.
This society promotes networking opportunities to meet lawyers and judges within the Jewish community.
Entertainment & Sports Law Society
This society is interested in all facets of entertainment and sports law. It strives to bring together interested students and professionals in the entertainment and sports industries.
Environmental & Energy Law Society
The society strives to educate the law school community about current environmental issues and also to inform its members of opportunities in environmental law.
The Federalist Society is an organization founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
First-Generation Law Students Association
This organization is focused on creating a fostering and caring community of law students, dedicated to supporting one another through the challenges of being a first-generation law student.
Health Law Society
Intellectual Property Law Society
This society serves a large number of students who have an interest in this area of law.
International Business & Trade Law Society
This organization provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of international business and trade law.
The Justinian Society is a social organization that gives law students of Italian descent the opportunity to network with their peers and established professionals.
Latinx Law Students Association
This organization is comprised primarily of law students of Latin ancestry. It tries to provide assistance and encouragement to first-year students.
Lawyers in Transportation
Middle Eastern Law Students Association
This association provides students of Middle Eastern descent with a place to discuss issues that are particularly relevant to them.
MELAWDY Music Law Student Organization
This organization creates a professional network for students seeking to practice law relating to music by creating opportunities for students to hear and meet influential practicing attorneys, artists, and producers.
National Lawyers Guild
The Guild provides students with the opportunity to attend lectures addressing legal and social issues of a politically progressive nature.
National Security Law Society
Neurodiverse Law Students Association
This organization educates the student community on neurodiversity issues and provide a safe space for neurodiverse students to discuss their challenges and possible ways of meeting them.
This organization of law students explores the legal issues incident to sexual orientation.
Phi Alpha Delta
This fraternity promotes professionalism by encouraging the interaction between law students with members of the bar and the bench.
Phi Delta Phi
This is an honors fraternity which strives to instill professionalism and achieve academic excellence.
Public Interest Law Council
The Council encourages students to incorporate into their legal careers the area of public interest law.
Real Estate Law Students Group
The Real Estate Law Students Group seeks to promote interest in the broad practice of real estate law. This group is open to anyone interested in real estate.
Restorative Justice Initiative
The Scribes student chapter strives to help students become successful, efficient legal writers through the promotion of legal writing skills. The organization hosts a speaker series, as well as networking events, for the benefit of the student body. Organization members are encouraged to publish.
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
South Asian Law Students Association
The South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) is dedicated to raising awareness of the issues affecting South Asians while connecting South Asian law students with South Asian legal professionals.
Student Veterans Association
United Immigration Defense Organization of Students
This organization raises awareness and educates the UIC John Marshall Law School community about issues involving immigration law, connects students with attorneys working in the immigration field, and provides resources for students interested in a career in immigration law.
Video Game Law Society
The Video Game Law Society is dedicated to raising awareness of the latest developing legal issues in video games.
Women’s Law Caucus
The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness about women’s issues, promote equality between genders and provide a forum to exchange ideas.