At SLU LAW it’s all about connections: to the faculty, the students, the law, and your future. Saint Louis University School of Law is more than a law school - it’s a supportive community where you’ll gain the skills to make a difference in the lives of others.
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SLU LAW students have a balanced law school experience in all aspects of their education. Student organizations ensure that every law student has the opportunity to participate in social activities, public service projects and networking events. Students find that learning here involves more than casebooks - it involves the entire law school community.
Sample a Student Organization
American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations.
Asian-American Law Student Association
The Asian-American Law Student Association provides a platform for Asian-Americans and other minority groups to address specific challenges and opportunities in our community.
Black Law Students Association
The law school's BLSA works to create and maintain a law school environment that is conducive to a Black students' effective study of the law.
eLaw unites students with interests regarding technology and the law and to establish a community for students who seek to improve and engage in the technology related aspects of law.
The Federalist Society is dedicated to the principles that the State exists to preserve the natural law of human freedom, the separation of government powers is central to the healthy functioning of the U.S. Constitution.
First Chair Society
The First Chair Society is dedicated to providing a forum for first-generation law students by creating a system of support via networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities.
Health Law Association
The Saint Louis University Health Law Association (HLA) has been in existence since 1979 and is one of the largest student groups at the School of Law.
Hispanic and Latinx Law Student Association
HLLSA seeks to create and foster an environment in which people of Hispanic origin can discover and develop a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage while interacting with people of other heritages in the law school community.
Law Students for Life
SLU Law Students for Life is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that strives to provide a community in which students can develop pro-life approaches to moral and legal questions.
The purpose of OUTLAWS is to provide a community that promotes acceptance and raises awareness among the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied students and faculty of SLU LAW.
Public Interest Law Group
PILG is an organization dedicated to providing volunteer opportunities for students to get involved with public interest law.
This organization seeks to provide teens in St. Louis with a background of the law and of the way in which lawyers think and give young students the basic knowledge of their rights in their interactions with police.
Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the governmental body for all law students. Every School of Law student is a member of the SBA.
Students for Mental Health and Wellness
The purpose of this organization is to provide students with the tools to succeed mentally in stressful situations.
Law Students for Veterans Advocacy
LSVA fosters a community, within the larger Saint Louis University School of Law community, supportive of former, current, and future military members, and their dependents, family, and friends.
Women Law Students' Association
This organization, comprised of more than 100 members, is dedicated to providing a forum for addressing issues that are of concern to women in the legal profession.
We live the mission of SLU LAW every day.
Each year students participate in the following activities:
Every August, we begin the school year with a day of service where we send more than 260 people into the community for projects and fellowship.
Volunteer for a Naturalization Ceremony
Through organization and participation in the ceremony, students help welcome our country’s newest citizens by hosting naturalization ceremonies in our courtroom.
Raising Funds and Awareness
Students engage the community through student organization-led service projects that range from raising funds for local nonprofits to teaching area high school students about the law.
Become a Mentor
Students have the opportunity to mentor St. Louis youth through programs aimed to encourage higher education opportunities and programs that expose them to careers in law.
Brandon Hall , J.D., Class of 2019, says,
“The social justice mission was a large part of my decision to come to SLU LAW because the school’s emphasis on a commitment to the greater good was a message that really resonated with me. More than that, it is not simply a message that is delivered and then forgotten. Rather, every day, the faculty, staff and student body put this message into action in efforts to truly make a difference in the community.”
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SLU LAW is committed to creating and maintaining an environment of respect and inclusivity. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides development and coordination of diversity, cross-cultural and inclusion awareness, outreach and retention programs for the School of Law. The program director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the St. Louis community to enhance recruitment, retention and mentoring of diverse constituencies within the School of Law.
Motivated by mission
The mission of SLU LAW is to advance the understanding and development of law and prepare students to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction through leadership and service to others.
The Power of the law
SLU LAW provides tangible opportunities for students to see the law — and the power of what the law can do — by offering opportunities, including fellowships, to help real people in real situations. Individuals considering a legal career in public service will gain considerable exposure to the field by serving the community through public service agencies and participating in special events and projects.
Martin Hutchins , J.D., Class of 2019, says,
“Since I started law school, I have always known that I wanted to be involved in public interest law, but I did not have any specific expectations. The Calvin Fellowship provided me an opportunity to work in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. While there, I completed a memorandum assessing the death penalty for a suspected defendant.”
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