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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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Cultural Heritage Law Society

To promote and study the preservation of cultural heritage objects, sites and intangibles through awareness of the law and cultural values.

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Hispanic Latinx Law Student Assoc.

HLLSA’s main priority is to enrich law students and their educational experience by bringing      speakers, networking events and promoting a bond within the law school community.

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Immigration/Internatl. Law Society

IILS is a group of law students primarily focused on developing connections within and furthering our knowledge of immigration and international law.  We seek to educate ourselves in global legal matters and reinforce our connections to those practicing law in the global community.

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Law School Democrats

The organization provides information and opportunities to law students who are interested in current and future involvement with the Democratic Party. The organization strives to EDUCATE members on campaign and constituent work possibilities and future employment or other participation in politics, government and law.

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Law Students for Reproductive Justice

This group 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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Military Law Society

The purpose of the Military Law Society is to serve as an organization for students who are interested in military or national security issues, law, and policy.  We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about the military and national security sectors.

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OUTLaw

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

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

Law students 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.  Most importantly, the group strives to make law school an easy and exciting experience for the children of law students.  P.A.L.S. gives children a lifetime of positive law school memories.  Because law students without children have also proven to be an essential part of a parent’s support network, this group is open to any student with or without children.

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Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta is an international legal fraternity focused on developing academic excellence, legal ethics and professionalism in its members.  Our membership includes law students, law school graduates and practicing attorneys.

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Phi Delta Phi (PDP)

Phi Delta Phi is an international legal fraternity focused on developing academic excellence, legal ethics and professionalism in its members. Our membership includes law students, law school graduates and practicing attorneys.

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Second Amendment Association

We are dedicated to promoting a better understanding of American’s Second Amendment rights and our goal is to educate our peers about gun safety and gun rights.

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SIU Law Social Justice Initiative (NLG)

SIU Law Social Justice Initiative (NLG) is the oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first to be racially integrated.  Our mission is to use law by uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

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Sports Lawyers Association

Sports Lawyers Association is an RSO that is focused on informing people on the process of becoming a Sports Agent, the changes in Sport Law, various rulings that shape the legal landscape for sports, and interviewing people who have experience in the field of Sports Law.

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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

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Student Bar Association (SBA)

The Student Bar Association is the official organization of the students of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Its purposes shall be: 1. To promote and maintain high standards of professional training and ethical conduct. 2. To enhance the ACADEMIC program. 3. To extend legal education and services to the community at large. 4. To plan and conduct a program of social activities.

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Women's Law Forum

The purpose of WLF is to promote a professional image of SIU School of Law as an institution for the study of the law, to educate ourselves and others regarding the legal and social status of people and to advocate reforms for the promotion of equality under the law.

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