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Registered Student Organizations

ABA Alternative Careers Association

The SIU School of Law American Bar Association Alternative Careers Association is dedicated to providing students with information on viable alternative and non-legal careers.  We seek to provide students with the information they desire and need as they explore their options outside the mainstream legal profession.

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ABA Mid to Large Firm

The ABA Mid to Large Law Firm RSO is committed to assisting students who are interested in working for mid-sized firms with over 25 attorneys and large-sized firms with over 50 attorneys. 

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ABA Solo & Small Practice Association

The ABA Solo & Small Practice Association provides focused, issue-specific information about the transition to and working for a small law firm.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Society

Promoting alternative dispute resolution methods as a viable efficient way to settle disputes as opposed to litigation.  

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American Constitution Society

Promoting the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses:

  • Individual rights and liberties
  • Genuine equality
  • Access to justice
  • Democracy and rule of law

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Black Law Student Association

Supporting African Americans, as well as other minorities, to enter the field of law, be successful, and maintain cultural influences.

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Christian Legal Society

Fostering the Christian community through mutual encouragement, community outreach, social fellowship and academic support.

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Decalogue Society

Incorporating the Jewish values of justice, courtesy and Tikkun Olam in our law society and surrounding community.

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Employment and Labor Law Association

An organization for those interested in pursuing a career in employment and labor law.

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Environmental Law Society

To encourage environmental awareness and stewardship through community involvement and sharing of appropriate news and research.

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Equal Justice Works

Creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.

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The Federalist Society

Dedicated to understanding and debating broad issues of patent, trademark, and copyright law.

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Hispanic Law Student Association

Promoting the educational, cultural and social needs of Hispanic students to increase the number of Hispanic law students, and their success in the legal profession.

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If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice educates, organizes and supports law students to ensure that a new generation of advocates will be prepared to protect and expand reproductive rights as basic civil and human rights.

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Intellectual Property Law Society

Dedicated to understanding and debating broad issues of patent, trademark, and copyright law.

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Donald F. McHenry Society of International Law

To promote the study of international law, international issues and to encourage the study of international law and policy.

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J Reuben Clark Law Society

Affirming the strength brought to the law by a Lawyer’s personal religious conviction.

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Justinian Society

Educating law students about the legal history of Italian-Americans in the legal profession.

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Law and Medicine Society

Promoting a higher understanding of the law and its effect on medicine and the medical community.

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Law School Democrats Association

Providing information and opportunities to law students who are interested in current and future involvement with the Democratic Party.

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Law School Republicans

Stimulating in the student body an active interest in Republican affairs.

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Lawyers' Assistant Program

Law school is one of the most stressful times in a lawyer's life. You go from being the "best and brightest" to being surrounded by people who were all the "best and brightest".

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Military Law Society

An organization of active military, veterans, and civilians who love and appreciate the military and for study of the law and military related topics.

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National Lawyers Guild

The NLG unites advocates to function in the service of the people to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

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Out-of-State Student Organization

The Out-of-State Student Organization is a group dedicated to students who are from out of state and are looking to practice outside the state of Illinois.

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OUTLaw

An organization to promote the rights and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons through legal advocacy and development of policies that establish inclusion.

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Parents Attending Law School (P.A.L.S.)

Law student who are also parents have unique challenges and demands during law school and this group aims to create a social network of resources and support for those students.

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Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

A fraternal organization seeking to benefit law students educationally and socially.

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Phi Delta Phi (PDP)

An international legal fraternity focused on developing academic excellence, legal ethics and professionalism in its members.

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Second Amendment Association

SIU Second Amendment Association is a recreational organization promoting safe shooting as well as Second Amendment Rights. 

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Secular Legal Society

The Secular Legal Society advocates for the separation of church and state and the rejection of religious doctrines’ influence on public policy.

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Sports Law Society

Incorporating both sports and law through sporting events, networking and professional speakers to provide awareness to students of diverse careers in athletics that utilize skills acquired through study of the law.

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Street Law Society

An organization that creates classroom and community programs that teach people about law democracy and human rights.  Our interactive programs empower students and the community to become legal savvy contributors to society.

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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

Facilitating to help protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. 

"Abuse an animal, go to jail."

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Student Bar Association (SBA)

Promoting and maintaining high standards of professional training and ethical conduct.

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Women's Law Forum

Promoting a professional image of SIU School of Law as an institution for the study of the law, educating ourselves and others regarding the legal and social status of people and tadvocating reforms for the promotion of equality under the law.

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Women of Diversity

Promoting sisterhood, community service and academic success amongst women of diverse cultural background.

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