Inactive Groups | School of Law | SIU

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Inactive Groups

The following groups are not currently meeting. If you are interested in working to reinstate these groups, please contact us in room 139. 

ABA Alternative Careers Association

The SIU School of Law ABA 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.

Alternate Dispute Resolution Student Society

To promote alternative dispute resolution methods as a viable efficient way to settle disputes as opposed to litigation.  We will promote and explain alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and negotiation.

American Bar Association Solo and 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.

American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society promotes 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.

Asian American Law Students Association

To increase SIU Law community’s awareness of Asian cultures; promote the cultural diversity of SIU; provide social and cultural outlet to SIU Law; provide forum to discuss legal issues pertaining to Asian communities and Asian states; promote harmony within SIU Law community; provide info on Asian culture.

Christian Legal Society

The Christian Legal Society is a fellowship organization comprised of students, faculty and staff seeking to be an example of Christian principles and behaviors through the study and ethical practice of law at SIU. CLS will host student–led Bible studies, outreach and volunteer opportunities to the SIU community.

Decalogue Society

SIU Decalogue Society of Lawyers seeks to incorporate the Jewish values of justice, courtesy and Tikkun Olam in our law society and surrounding community. In particular, “Ve’ahvta lere’ acha kamocha” – “Love your neighbor as you would love yourself, and do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

Delta Theta Pi 

To foster lifelong friendships and professional affiliations through legal education, international networking, and mutual respect.

Employment and Labor Law

ELLA is an organization for those interested in pursuing a career in employment and labor law.

Equal Justice Works

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers that are involved in public service.

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession. We provide the nation’s leading public interest law fellowship program and offer more postgraduate, full-time legal positions in public service than any other organization.

Equal Justice Works is an organization designed to help law schools establish and strengthen public interest programs, provide public service, professional development and legal training for students and lawyers and build support in the legal profession for public service through pro bono work and financial support. The SIU School of Law's Equal Justice Works Society organizes an annual fundraiser during the spring semester to help raise donation to the Self Help Legal Center. They also hold an annual national career fair where students are able to interview for public interest jobs and internships from all across the country.


J. Reuben Clark Law Society

We affirm the strength brought to the law by a Lawyer’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.

Justinian Society

The Justinian Society is an organization committed to educating law students about the legal history of Italian-Americans in the legal profession, establishing contacts between law students and Italian-American judges and attorneys, providing opportunities for scholarships and promoting the general welfare of the community.

Lawyers Assistance 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." Law students are partcularly vulnerable to stress-related issues such as anxiety, depression and alcohol and drug abuse. SIU School of Law partners with the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program to provide law students access to confidential counseling, referrals, and peer support.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Law Students 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.

Mid to Large Law Firm

The 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. The purpose of the organization is to give students the tools to be successful in obtaining an interview at a firm in the city of their choice and helping them to be successful during the interview process. The organization will also assist students in getting into contact with SIU alumni at mid to large law firms.

National Lawyers Guild

The mission of the NLG is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights over property interests. The aim of our chapter is to advance this mission and through education, agitation and radical organizing, create attorneys for the people.

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. The group is to provide support and guidance to those who are not from Illinois.

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. We strive to foster development and promote the merits of skepticism, critical reasoning, scientific literacy and education, science-based public policy and public investment in scientific discovery.

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.