Student Organizations

Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization (ADRO)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization (ADRO) is open to all students. This student group was created to promote interest and understanding in alternative dispute resolution. ADR is rapidly growing within the legal community, and Mizzou Law has one of the best Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs in the country! ADRO is dedicated to educating its members about the current legal issues,…

American Bar Association – Law Student Division (ABA-LSD)

All law students are eligible for membership in the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. This organization offers an opportunity for students to become more acquainted with both the organized Bar and students from other law schools. Membership is free, which includes subscriptions to the Student Lawyer and the A.B.A. Journal, discounts on bar review materials, special automobile rental…

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)

Our chapter’s activities include: networking events with local, progressive attorneys; inviting speakers to present contemporary legal issues from a variety of perspectives; and hosting social events for students and faculty. Everyone is invited to find out more about the networking opportunities created by involvement in the American Constitution Society.  For more information, contact us…

Association of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (AIPEL)

AIPEL was created to promote awareness of the areas of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.) and entertainment law. Both areas are growing rapidly and are closely related to cyber law, music law, digital rights, e-commerce and software law. AIPEL’s goal is to provide information, connections, and opportunities to empower students with knowledge about the legal rights and restrictions associated…

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The School of Law’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association was founded in 1971. BLSA’s primary purpose is to deal with the special concerns of Black law students and lawyers. The Association acquaints students with the professional opportunities, problems and responsibilities they will have as practicing members of the Bar. BLSA encourages full participation of all students in the…

Board of Advocates (BOA)

The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student run organization at the University of Missouri School of Law that provides law students with opportunities to enhance their public speaking and writing skills through practical experience in a variety of advocacy based competitions. The competitions also challenge law students to apply classroom theory and problem solving skills to real world situations.…

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

The MU Christian Legal Society is a group of law students organized to provide a means of exploring faith in Jesus Christ in the practice of law. The students’ primary purpose is to encourage one another in faith and love as they face the challenges of law school and preparation for the profession. CLS’ primary activity is a weekly bible…

Criminal Law Association (CLA)

CLA’s purpose is to be a forum for encouraging the study, practice, and discussion of criminal law at the University of Missouri School of Law. CLA activities revolve around being a resource for law students who are interested in the area of criminal law. Our activities include hosting events such as speakers, forums, and field trips to places and events…

Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and mobilizing students to become engaged in environmental law and environmental issues, and bringing environmental awareness to the law school and the community. We encourage employment in environmental law and related fields through the promotion of networking and cross-programing with other law and environmental organizations. We are committed to sponsoring open…

Equal Justice Law Association (EJLA)

The Equal Justice Law Association (EJLA) is a group of law students committed to advancing public interest law at the University of Missouri, the Mid-Missouri community and the larger region. The organization is dedicated to educating and encouraging student participation in public interest law during their time as students as well as their later legal careers. EJLA volunteers work with…

Federalist Society

The Mizzou Law Federalist Society is a group of conservative, libertarian, and moderate free-thinkers who refuse to be bound by the narrow scope of the academic paradigm. American society was founded on the principles and beliefs that the separation of governmental power is central to the Constitution and nation of people it protects. The Mizzou Law Federalist Society believes, above…

Healthcare Law & Policy (HeLP)

The purpose of the University of Missouri’s Healthcare Law & Policy club (HeLP) is to increase knowledge and understanding of the many aspects of the healthcare field, to create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in areas where Healthcare, Law, and Policy intersect, and to positively impact current and future healthcare professionals, attorneys, and legislators for the public…

Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA)

In 2001 the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) was established to offer Mizzou students a forum to discuss issues relevant to the Hispanic community. HLSA sponsors academic discussions and social occasions, focusing on international law, immigration law, the Spanish language, and society’s demographic…

Historical and Theatrical Trial Society (HATTS)

The Historical and Theatrical Trial Society (HATTS) is a group of students and faculty dedicated to exploring the intersection of law, history and theatre. Each year HATTS presents a new trial. Previous HATTS trials have featured Lewis and Clark’s supposed theft of a Native American’s canoe, Al Capone’s role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Missouri Gov. Thomas Crittenden’s alleged…

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) is a national organization that seeks to affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction. JRCLS strives through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law. As a student chapter of JRCLS, our goal is to encourage and aid law…

Lambda Legal Society (LLS)

Lambda Legal Society is the LGBT-Ally organization at the University of Missouri School of Law. Our objective is threefold: to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender nonconforming, and allied law students at the University of Missouri by encouraging personal and academic development; to educate the law school community by providing opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of the lesbian, gay and…

Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

The University of Missouri is home to the only student chapter of MAPA in the state. The purpose of the organization is to promote and facilitate meaningful discussion on issues germane to criminal prosecution in conjunction with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. Members promote a culture of public service within the law school while building a network of career…

Missouri Law Veterans Society (MLVS)

The Missouri Law Veterans Society (MLVS) is open to all students. The group was started to: (1) participate in the Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition, held in Washington, D.C.; (2) be involved in introducing veterans law to law students by inviting speakers on the subject; and (3) reach out to the law student community, gathering information of particular interest to…

Non Traditional Law Student Association (NTLSA)

Many incoming law students fit the hard-to-define “nontraditional student” mold perfectly. If you are working outside of school, have a family, commute from a distance, are changing careers or have switched from another area of advanced study, then NTLSA can be helpful to you. The Non-Traditional Law Student Association has been officially recognized at the University of Missouri School of…

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is the world’s largest legal fraternity. It is composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials. PAD was founded in 1902 and the Lawson Chapter at University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1909. The PAD motto is “Service to the Student, the Law School, the Profession and the Community.” The Lawson…

Phi Delta Phi (PDP)

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is the oldest professional fraternity in the Western Hemisphere. The fraternity has over 120 active chapters – called Inns – at law schools throughout the country, as well as in Mexico and Canada. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet…

Real Estate Law Society

The Real Estate Law Society is dedicated to educating its members about the current legal issues, educational opportunities, and career opportunities in the area of real estate law.  We aim to provide opportunities and resources for members to satisfy their curiosity and cultivate their knowledge of various real estate practice areas including construction law, real estate transactions, & real estate…

Rural and Entrepreneurial Law Association

The Rural and Entrepreneurial Law Association (RELA) is aimed at providing tools and resources to equip and empower young attorneys to build their own rural or niche practices.  “Big Law” is not the only opportunity for a law student to become successful.  There are many unmet legal needs in various rural areas throughout the state as well as many new…

Sports Law Society

The purpose of the Sports Law Society shall be to enhance professional development in the field of sports management by developing future contacts through networking, creating hands-on experience opportunities through participation in competitions, and contacting speakers throughout the school…

Student Bar Association (SBA)

All enrolled students at the University of Missouri School of Law are automatically members of the Student Bar Association, the School’s student government organization. SBA works to represent all student points of view to the administration and faculty. SBA’s functions are many and varied but can be divided into two general categories of academic and social functions. Emphasis is placed…

Tax & Transactional Law Society

The Tax and Transactional Law Society is dedicated to educating its members about the current legal issues and career opportunities in all areas of transactional law, including tax, estate planning, real estate, and corporate law.  We provide resources for members to learn more about these areas through speakers, site visits, intra- and inter-school transactional competitions, and pro bono…

Women’s Law Association (WLA)

Women’s Law Association is one of the largest and most active organizations at the law school. The purpose of WLA is to serve the professional, academic, and social needs of the law school’s women and men, as well as the needs of women in the community. WLA serves these functions through networking events, speaker series, mentorships between members, and social…