Emory Law has more than 35 student organizations. Learn more and get involved.
Increase your participation and visibility within the legal community by engaging in some of the law school's student organizations. These groups will provide your first and strongest link to peers and a network of attorneys that will assist you in your academic and professional development.
Learn more about each student organization by clicking on each tab below.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national organization of law students, law professors, lawyers, and judges concerned about the conservative orthodoxy in American law and politics.
Amicus: "a phrase that means friend of the court . . . someone who is not a party to the litigation, but who believes that the court's decision may affect its interest." — Justice William H. Rehnquist
We are a group of nontraditional law students as well as the spouses/significant others of law students. The purpose of this group is to serve the students by providing a social organization and social outlet. If you really aren't concerned with the different types of homicide, if you are uninterested in whether or not a citation is properly "Bluebooked," we may be an outlet for you. In addition, if you're a law student who feels that 11 p.m. is time to go home, rather than time to go out, we are here for you.
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) articulates and advocates the needs and goals of black law students, focuses on the relationships of black attorneys to the American legal structure, and brings legal training to bear on the problems of the black community.
The Louis D. Brandeis Center Law Student Chapter at Emory Law will provide Emory Law students an official forum to address the growing concern of anti-Semitism on university campuses nationwide. The LDB chapter at Emory Law will also engage students in civil rights advocacy, provide a forum for speakers, advocacy training, and discussions on such topics as Jewish civil rights advocacy, campus anti-Semitism, international human rights law, Israel legal advocacy, and counter-terrorism legal policy.
LDB students can apply to the annual National Law Student Leadership Conference as well as for various career opportunities.
The Brandeis Center's mission is "to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all." While our primarily goal is to combat anti-Semitism on college and university campuses, we fight against all types of hate and discrimination. Our primary goal is combating anti-Semitism, and membership is not limited to Jewish students. We welcome students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender or disability.
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The Federalist Society was started in 1982 by law students from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. Today there are student chapters at over 100 schools, including an active chapter at Emory. Two of the founding tenets of the society are that the Constitution should be interpreted in the light in which it was written by the founding fathers and that judges should interpret the law, not declare what it is.
Emory Law Students for Reproductive Justice is one chapter in a national movement towards training and mobilizing law students and new lawyers across the country to foster legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice. We believe that reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence.
The Homeless Advocacy Program provides legal services to the homeless of Atlanta through volunteer opportunities with the Georgia Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.
The JD/MBA Society provides a forum for the expression of ideas among students in the JD/MBA joint degree program, promotes the development of alumni relations, fosters a deeper understanding of the JD/MBA's work and responsibility in society, and strives toward positive relationships between students, faculty, and administration at both the law and business schools. Member Log-In »
The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) provides a forum for students to discuss and address issues relevant to the law school's Jewish community.
The Lamar Inn of Court, the American Inn of Court program for Emory, strives to enhance the professional and ethical quality of legal advocacy by the bar.
The Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) is composed of students interested in issues affecting the hispanic/latino community.
The Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS) encourages increased awareness and discussion of legal issues concerning women and challenges facing women in the law.
LAWS hosts an annual conference, a day of informative and engaging panels and speakers bringing together students and attorneys from all practices of law. Panel members include successful women working in law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations. Practitioners receive CLE credit for attending, and the conference is a qualifying public interest conference for students who wish to apply for a summer job grant.
Every spring, LAWS hosts Pub Night, a charity auction to help raise money to support women’s needs in Atlanta. Over the past 27 years, LAWS has successfully raised over $250,000 for charities serving a variety of women’s needs in the greater Atlanta area. Of the money raised, each $5,000 increment will fund an EPIC grant. These grants will allow Emory Law students to work as summer interns at a public interest organization that deals primarily with legal issues impacting women’s lives. The balance of the money raised will be donated to a local charitable organization.
The LLM Society provides a forum for LLM students to discuss and address issues relevant to LLM students while promoting legal and cultural understanding through social, academic, and professional events for its members and the law school.
The Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Project continues to grow as it enters its third year of producing persuasive petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs for the Supreme Court of the United States. The project has submitted eleven briefs to the Court as of 2013.
ELSSCAP began through the efforts of the late Professor David J. Bederman and Kedar Bhatia 13L. Professor Sarah M. Shalf, director of the externship program and a former clerk for the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, supervises the program. From the start, students have handled all aspects of ELSSCAP’s cases, from choosing those cases to drafting the briefs.
The program’s cases cover a broad range of practice areas, including criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, and patent law.