Emory Law has more than 40 student organizations. Learn more and get involved.
Increase your participation and visibility within the legal community by engaging in some of the law school's numerous student organizations. These groups, as well as Emory Law's unique practice societies, will provide your first and strongest link to a network of attorneys that will assist you in your academic and professional development.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society is an organization of law students devoted to addressing professional and educational issues relating to this growing area of law practice.
American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national organization of law students, law professors, lawyers and judges concerned about the conservative orthodoxy in American law and politics.
Amicus: "a phrase that means friend of the court...someone who is not a party to the litigation, but who believes that the court's decision may affect its interest." ó Justice William H. Rehnquist.
We are a group of nontraditional law students as well as the spouses/significant others of law students. The purpose of this group is to serve the students by providing a social organization and social outlet. If you really aren't concerned with the different types of homicide, if you are uninterested in whether or not a citation is properly "blue-booked", we may be an outlet for you. In addition, if you're a law student who feels that 11 pm is time to go home, rather than time to go out, we are here for you.
Asian American Law Students Association
The Asian American Law Students Association provides educational programs about other legal systems and explores prospective employment and networking opportunities within the Asian community.
Black Law Students Association
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) articulates and advocates the needs and goals of black law students, focuses on the relationships of black attorneys to the American legal structure and brings legal training to bear on the problems of the black community.
Christian Legal Society
Christian Legal Society non-denominational group that represents a Christian presence in the law school, provides fellowship with other Christian lawyers and students and assists members in beginning to integrate their faith with their legal careers.
The Emory Immigration Law Society
The Emory Immigration Law Society is dedicated to meeting the need for greater awareness, support and dissemination of timely information that relates to current federal immigration laws and policies.
Emory Federalist Society
The Federalist Society was started in 1982 by law students from Harvard, Yale, Stanford and the University of Chicago. Today there are student chapters at over 100 schools, including an active chapter at Emory. Two of the founding tenets of the society are that the Constitution should be interpreted in the light in which it was written by the founding fathers, and that judges should interpret the law, not say what it is.
Emory Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Emory Law Students for Reproductive Justice is one chapter in a national movement towards training and mobilizing law students and new lawyers across the country to foster legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice. We believe that reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion or violence.
Emory Mock Trial Society
The Mock Trial Society, composed of second- and third-year law students, encourages excellence in trial advocacy skills. Learn more >>
Emory Moot Court Society
Moot Court Society, composed of second- and third-year students, encourages excellence in brief writing and oral advocacy. Learn more >>
Emory OutLaw is an organization open to all students which addresses the legal concerns of the gay, lesbian and bisexual community and advocates equal and dignified participation of gay people in the law school community.
Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC)
The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) is committed to making public interest jobs accessible to Emory Law students and provide summer grants for students who accept volunteer positions or clerkships in public interest organizations. Learn more >>
Environmental Law & Conservation Society
The Environmental Law and Conservation Society brings together students interested in environmental law and policy, and organizes programs and projects such as lobbying litigation, lectures, trips, curricula, newsletter, recycling and energy conservation.
Health Law Society
The Health Law Society promotes the exchange of ideas in the area of health law to the students and faculty of the law school and the University via lectures and panels.
Homeless Advocacy Program
The Homeless Advocacy Program provides legal services to the homeless of Atlanta through volunteer opportunities with the Georgia Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.
Intellectual Property Society
The Intellectual Property Society provides opportunities for students to address professional issues concerning the areas of trademark, copyright and patent law.
International Law Society
The International Law Society promotes awareness of world issues in relation to the legal profession.
The JD/MBA Society provides a forum for the expression of ideas among students in the JD/MBA joint degree program, promotes the development of alumni relations, fosters a deeper understanding of the JD/MBA's work and responsibility in society and strives toward positive relationships between student, faculty and administration at both the law and business schools.
Jewish Law Students Association
The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) provides a forum for students to discuss and address issues relevant to the law school's Jewish community.
Lamar Inn of Court
The Lamar Inn of Court, the American Inn of Court program for Emory, strives to enhance the professional and ethical quality of legal advocacy by the bar.
Latin American Law Students Association
The Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) is composed of students interested in issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. Learn more >>
Law School Democrats
Emory Law School Democrats have a series of events and social opportunities throughout the year.
LAWS: Legal Association for Women Students
The Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS) encourages increased awareness and discussion of legal issues concerning women and challenges facing women in the law.
LAWS hosts an annual conference, a day of informative and engaging panels and speakers bringing together students and attorneys from all practices of law. Panel members include successful women working in law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations. Practitioners receive CLE credit for attending, and the conference is a qualifying public interest conference for students who wish to apply for a summer job grant.
Every spring, LAWS hosts Pub Night, a charity auction to help raise money to support womenís needs in Atlanta. Over the past 27 years, LAWS has successfully raised over $250,000 for charities serving a variety of womenís needs in the greater Atlanta area. Of the money raised, each $5,000 increment will fund an EPIC grant. These grants will allow Emory Law students to work as summer interns at a public interest organization that deals primarily with legal issues impacting womenís lives. The balance of the money raised will be donated to a local charitable organization.
The LLM Society provides a forum for LLM students to discuss and address issues relevant to the LLM students while promoting legal and cultural understanding through social, academic and professional events for its members and the law school.
National Security & Law Society
The National Security & Law Society strives to create an effective, non-partisan forum for informed disclosure on U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs.
Real Estate Society
The Real Estate Society hosts lectures and panel discussions on issues surrounding real property.
South Asian Law Students Association
The South Asian Law Students Association promotes an understanding and appreciation of South Asian political, legal and social issues and expand Emory's diversity initiatives by being a resource for potential incoming South Asian and other minority law students.
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is designed to educate the student body in the legal aspects of the sports and entertainment industries.
Street Law connects Emory Law students with high school students at nearby public schools. Law students, along with attorneys from King & Spalding and The Coca-Cola Company, teach lessons in classrooms related to different areas of the law and offer advice on law school, college, and careers to students.
Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association is the students' governing body for the law school.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services provides free legal counseling to current Emory students, staff and faculty.
Supreme Court Advocacy Project
The Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Project continues to grow as it enters its third year of producing persuasive petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs for the Supreme Court of the United States. The project has submitted eleven briefs to the Court as of 2013.
ELSSCAP began through the efforts of the late Professor David J. Bederman and Kedar Bhatia 13L. Professor Sarah M. Shalf, director of the externship program and a former clerk for the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, supervises the program.
From the start, students have handled all aspects of ELSSCAPís cases, from choosing those cases to drafting the briefs. The programís cases cover a broad range of practice areas, including criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, and patent law.