Law 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.

American Constitution Society The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a student chapter of The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The ACS believes deeply in the importance of law as the mechanism that governs the relationships between and among the individuals and institutions that form our society. Members recognize the direct relationship between legal theory and the broader political debate about the kind of society in which we live.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
The University of La Verne College of Law and Public Service’s chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund is devoted to enhancing the welfare and legal status of all nonhuman animals. The organization’s primary goal is to educate themselves and others concerning the issues and laws that affect animals and to influence positive change.
Armenian Law Society The Armenian Law Society’s mission is to further strengthen bonds between law students of Armenian and non-Armenian heritage, to address issues of concern that face people of Armenian descent, both within the United States and abroad, and finally, to provide a springboard for enlightenment on the six-millennia-old Armenian Nation. By educating future members of the legal community, providing forums for thought, discourse and doctrine, a law school is perhaps the perfect venue to challenge young minds, and to contribute to the age-old legal tradition within the United States. The Armenian Law Society hopes to further those goals by actively aiding future jurists in obtaining a greater knowledge of Armenia, the Armenian people, and other legal issues the community faces, has faced, and will continue to face in the future.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association The mission of  the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) is to advance Asian Pacific American Law Students through support, advocacy, and professional development. APALSA strives to foster the exchange of ideas and promote a deeper understanding of the legal, political, and social status of Asian Pacific Americans in society. To encourage leadership, participation, and involvement in the Asian Pacific American community. To inspire and serve the interests and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and all diversity groups.
Black Law Students Association The goal of the Black Law Students Association  (BLSA) is to advance the interests of black law students and other minority law students and to instill in the black attorney and law student a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the black community. The La Verne Law chapter is part of a national organization, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), which is the largest student-run organization in America. NBLSA conducts the prestigious Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and sponsors the Nelson Mandela Scholarship Program, which annually awards scholarships to black law students. BLSA’s activities have included voter registration drives, street law clinics, and a speaker series that addresses issues affecting minority communities
Christian Fellowship The purpose of the Christian Fellowship is to provide a faith-based support system for the community of students and faculty at the University of La Verne 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 (CLS) Our purpose is to create opportunities for students interested in criminal law to interact with faculty, practitioners, judges, and community organizations that work in the field by holding panel discussions, networking events, field trips, career services programs, and volunteer community service.
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Delta Theta Phi (DTP) is a professional law fraternity. The mission of the Egly senate at the University of La Verne is to provide a spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for lawyers and law students to promote their personal, professional, and intellectual growth through networking, leadership training, scholarship, guidance, and a collective responsibility to the fraternity and the future of the legal profession.
Federalist Society
The University of La Verne College of Law and Public Service Federalist Society (Fed Soc) 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.  The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
Latino Law Students Association The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) promotes the academic and professional success of Latinos the University of La Verne, College of Law and Public Service by providing education, support, and opportunities to facilitate success. Through unity and support, Latinos will thrive as law students and go on to advocate as attorneys on matters of law, justice, and equal opportunity that concern the Latino community.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.
Pride Law Alliance The Pride Law Alliance (PLA) is a student organized and run group, representing the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, and queer (LGBTIQQ) community at the law school. PLA’s mission is community, education, and activism.
Public Interest Law Foundation The University of La Verne Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a non-partisan, student-run organization invested in fostering the careers of students dedicated to providing assistance to those traditionally underrepresented in the legal system.
Society of Legal Studies & Business The mission of the Society of Legal Studies & Business(SLSB) is to advance the interdisciplinary interests of the law and business programs at the University of La Verne, College of Law and Public Service. Providing its 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. Scheduled social events provide members with opportunities to meet with distinguished individuals that contribute to the fields of law, business, and public policy and learn from their experiences.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
The Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) strives to help cultivate and develop skills as they relate to the sports and entertainment law industry regarding legal procedure, custom, and culture. And to be a source of networking; connecting our members to industry executives, attorneys, artists, professors, and other entertainment law societies so our members can build meaningful relationships, and have access and the ability to create further opportunities for personal success. By engaging in relevant issues affecting the industry, we work to enrich the lives of our local communities and organizations through service and assistance. The Society shall encourage academic excellence among its members, and preparation for the bar exam.
Student Bar Association The University of La Verne College of Law and Public Service Student Bar Association (SBA) serves the JD student population. The Student Bar Association’s mission is to assist it’s members in scholastic achievement, foster an environment for professional development and responsibility in the law, bolster a bond between alumni and current students, encourage student engagement with the surrounding community and advocate for the needs of the College of Law and Public Service’s student body.
Student Public Administration Association (SPAA) Driven by academic excellence and a desire for public service, the Student Public Administration Association (SPAA) seeks to create and maintain the Public Administration Honor Society, strengthen professional partnerships which will enhance government networks, establish a thriving mentorship program for SPAA students, and enhance community relationships through service, nurturing the next generation of impactful public administration leaders.
Women’s Legal Society The mission of the Women’s Legal Society (WLS) is to provide a forum to address the unique legal issues facing women, provide networking opportunities for law students, promote philanthropy both within the school and our community, and to empower the women law graduates to pursue their career goals, including those not traditionally held by women.