Student Organizations

La Verne Law offers students numerous opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities that serve individual interests and provide networking prospects. These organizations give students a chance to engage in community service, professional, or social activities, and some offer mentoring for their members.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Association –The ADR Association provides a forum for the practical learning of alternative dispute resolution through discussions, problem-solving, networking events, professional training, and volunteer service within the community and local courts.

American Bar Association Law Student Division

American Constitution Society – A student chapter of the national organization bearing the same name, the American Constitution Society is composed of students who are concerned about the pervasive conservative orthodoxy in American law and politics.

Armenian Law Society –The Armenian Law Society provides a forum for law students of Armenian heritage to unite in their commonalities and identity, and welcomes non-Armenian students to learn about this identity.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association – A chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association broadens career development opportunities for Asian Pacific American law students and encourages participation, leadership, and community service among Asian Pacific Americans.

Black Law Students Association – The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) articulates and promotes the needs and goals of black law students and effectuates change in the legal community. As the largest student-run organization in the country with over 7,000 members, NBLSA includes chapters or affiliates in six different countries, including the Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Christian Fellowship – The Christian Fellowship provides a faith-based support system for the community of students and faculty at La Verne Law who desire to follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, guided by God’s Word in the pursuit of legal excellence for the service of all God’s people.

Criminal Law Society – The Criminal Law Society creates opportunities for students interested in criminal law to interact with faculty, practitioners, judges, and community organizations that work in the field. The Society’s mission is to also empower law graduates to pursue their goals in criminal law.

Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity – Delta Theta Phi (DTP) is a professional organization that provides opportunities for members and the La Verne Law community to participate in professional, community service, and social events.

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies – A group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

Hispanic National Bar Association – The Hispanic National Bar Association assists with educational opportunities available to Hispanic students in the study of the law, and educates the public on legal matters of interest and concern to Hispanic Americans throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, and Orange County.

J. Reuben Clark Law Society – The J. Reuben Clark Law Society helps students recognize the strength that can be brought to the study of law through students’ personal religious convictions. Values such as public service, loyalty to the rule of law, and appreciation for the religious dimension within the law student’s personal life guide the organization in promoting fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.

Pride Law Alliance – The Pride Law Alliance represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Queer (LGBTIQQ) community at La Verne Law. The alliance provides a welcoming atmosphere for LGBTIQQ students and aims to raise awareness of LGBTIQQ issues in the community and on campus.

Public Interest Law Foundation – The organization aims to channel the energy of La Verne Law students to give, serve, and work in the public interest by providing a Summer Fellowship Program, legal assistance in the local Southern California area, and educating law students on the importance of serving the public.

Society of Legal Studies & Business – The Society of Legal Studies & Business provides members with opportunities to better themselves through a network of mutually supportive relationships between members, private organizations, and government agencies, creating a community of students and professionals interested in the fields of law, business, and public policy.

Sports & Entertainment Law Society – Members of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society are interested in the interplay of law with the sports and entertainment world. The group explores legal issues and trends affecting the sports and entertainment industries by discussing current events and recent changes in business practices and by interacting with agents, attorneys, and others in the fields of sports and entertainment law.

Student Animal Legal Defense FundThe La Verne Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an affiliate of the national Animal Legal Defense Fund, 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.

Student Bar Association – The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the representative body for La Verne Law students, its representatives are elected by the student body each year. The SBA also coordinates student activities throughout the year. Every La Verne Law student is automatically enrolled as a member of the SBA.

Women’s Legal Society – The Women’s Legal Society aims to provide a forum for women to address the unique legal issues facing women and to empower women law graduates to pursue their career goals, including those not traditionally occupied by women.