Student Organizations
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.

ACS is a national network of lawyers, law students, judges, and policymakers who believe that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through the development and promotion of high-impact ideas.

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 want a time to not really be concerned with the different types of homicide, or 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 Association objective is to study, promote, research and advance anticorruption law, as well as any other disciplines whose subject matter is the study, prevention, investigation and sanction of corrupt practices. The Association intends to host regular events in furtherance of the Association’s purpose for the enjoyment of the membership and for the promotion of fellowship. Such activities may include but are not limited to: lunches, happy hours, dinners, charitable organization volunteerism, and annual kick-off events.

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) provides educational programs about traditional and alternative legal careers, explores prospective employment and networking opportunities within the greater Asian Pacific American legal community, and plans social networking/programming and community-building for the Emory Law community. APALSA is also committed to serving the local community through volunteer service and charity donations.

Published since 1984 and the only student-run bankruptcy journal in the United States, the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal publishes semi-annually and hosts a symposium in the spring. This widely-read print and online journal provides a forum for research, debate, and information for practitioners, scholars and the public.
Beverage and Alcohol Regulation and Recreation at Emory Law (BARREL) serves to promote a stronger community within the law school, build connections between law school students and the greater Atlanta community, and enhance the academic environment within Emory through critical discussions regarding policies and regulations surrounding craft beer and beverages

The purpose of Emory BLSA is to provide a support system for Black law students in educational, financial and social settings; articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law students; foster and encourage professional competence; focus upon the relationship of the Black law student and the Black attorney to the American legal structure; instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community; and influence the legal community to bring about meaningful change to meet the needs of the Black community.

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Chinese American Law Society celebrates culture diversity in Emory University of Law and provides its members with a platform to support and encourage each other.
The Christian Legal Society strives to serve as a moral support group for the Emory Law School. It offers law students a place to distance themselves from the pressures of a legal education. It offers support and encouragement for students who become discouraged while offering a nonlegal avenue for students to voice their concerns and ideas. Students gain advice on how to live according to Scripture even in law school and the legal profession. Advice is also given regarding the day-to-day life in the law school, including advice on classes, professors, exams, and jobs. The Christian Legal Society is open to all law school students and welcomes members of other religious groups.
The purpose of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CAHT) is to partner with local non-profit organizations that support victims of human trafficking, to seek justice for victims through pro bono opportunities, to host informative panels to help students explore their interest in areas of law involved in fighting human trafficking, and to raise awareness of this grave issue within the Emory and Atlanta communities.
An organization purposed in enhancing the quality of graduate student/faculty life at Emory University through music. Our mission is threefold: (1) To facilitate meaningful connections among like minded musicians; (2) Organize events for student/faculty musicians to participate in collaborative music projects; (3) Enrich the culture and atmosphere of Emory University by providing music entertainment on campus. 
Emory International Arbitration Society (“EIAS”) serves to promote the study of international arbitration on campus and to provide networking opportunities for its members with international arbitration practitioners. EIAS strives to offer a forum for members to learn about and discuss emerging topics in international arbitration.
Founded in 1952 as the Journal of Public Law, the student-edited Emory Law Journal has been publishing academic, professional, and student-authored pieces on the full range of legal subjects since 1978. ELJ publishes six issues of legal scholarship along with ELJ Online, its online companion. ELJ also hosts the Randolph W. Thrower Symposium in the spring semester, bringing together legal scholars from across the country to discuss timely legal topics.
The Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program (ELSSCAP) is the only student-run Supreme Court litigation program in the United States, producing persuasive petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs in a broad range of practice areas, including administrative law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, criminal law, and tort law. Students work under the guidance of experienced litigators as they handle all aspects of ELSSCAP's work, giving them a unique opportunity to choose cases, write briefs, and engage in significant issues that merit being heard by the US Supreme Court.
The Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review explores the relationship between the corporation and its stakeholders in the United States and abroad. This online-only publication addresses issues of who the relevant stakeholders are and how far corporate responsibility to them should extend.
EPIC is a student and Advisory Board based organization. We host volunteer events during the semester at local homeless shelters and group homes and host on campus clothing drives. We also coordinate panels with local public interest attorneys to discuss public interest careers. Finally, we fundraise for EPIC Grants, to be provided to EPIC members who qualify and have a full time, unpaid summer internship in a public interest related field/office.
Federal Bar Association serves as the national representative of the Federal legal profession.

The Federalist Society is a collection of libertarians and conservatives who are interested in the current state of the legal system as well as the philosophies and ideologies that shape it. Members of the Federalist Society highly value both the freedoms guaranteed by, and the structure of, the Constitution. The Society's core principles are (1) that the state exists to preserve freedom, (2) that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and (3) 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 in the legal system. To achieve these goals, the Federalist Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. For more information on the Federalist Society and its background go to

The Emory International Law Review enjoys an international reputation as a leader in international legal scholarship. EILR publishes articles and essays submitted by professionals and students from around the world on a vast array of topics ranging from human rights to international intellectual property issues. EILR is edited entirely by students and is known for excellence in scholarship, legal research, analysis, and professionalism in the publication process. EILR accepts previously unpublished submissions on topics touching on international and foreign law.

Emory If, When, How is a chapter of the national organization, If, When, How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice -- because every person should be able to choose if, when, and how they reproduce. Reproductive justice will be achieved when all people and communities have access to the information, resources, and support they need to attain sexual and reproductive self-determination.

IRAP (International Refugee Assistance Project) at Emory Law is a student initiated and directed organization that provides individual legal representation for refugees seeking resettlement. Law students work in groups of 2-3 under the supervision of pro bono attorneys from King & Spalding to prepare visa applications, submit appeals, and advocate and empower clients to successfully negotiate the resettlement process.

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The JM Society is established to pursue the following as its aims and objectives: a) Ensure the seamless integration of new Members to the J.M. Program by facilitating knowledge-sharing through frequent peer interactions and providing academic, social, cultural, and career support as needed; b) Strengthen relationships between its Members and the Law School administration, faculty, and the general student body by promoting education, diversity, and specific legal and social issues that may arise; c) Act as a student voice and advocate for the special needs and concerns of its Members before the Law School administration and faculty; d) Promote a greater understanding of the purpose and objectives of the J.M. Program; e) Foster close relationships among its past, present, and future Members through networking events, social gatherings, and social media platforms; and f) Promote networking, relationship building, and cross-cultural exchange among Members, the Law School, and the local and international professional community. The Society shall strive to fulfill these aims and objectives in the course of the academic year.
JLSA is here to provide a smaller Jewish community within the larger Emory Law community.  Whether you need help finding a synagogue to go to for the high holidays or just someone to get bagels with we are here to help!

LALSA is an organization that is unified by students with Latino heritage or an interest in Latin American affairs. Our goal is to provide academic resources and networking connections for students, while presenting opportunities for all students to engage with the surrounding Latino community.

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Emory Law School Democrats (ELSD) is an active political group that seeks to connect the Emory Law community with the Democratic Party. We are an affiliate of both the College Democrats of America and Young Democrats of America. We volunteer on political races, lobby for progressive issues, and bring guest speakers to discuss important issues and provide trainings.
Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS) encourages increased awareness and discussion of legal issues concerning women and challenges facing women in the law. LAWS invites judges, politicians, lawyers, and professors to speak on a broad range of topics such as health law, domestic violence, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, feminist legal theory, and the particular challenges facing women in the legal marketplace. Other activities include a mentoring program, student-led live and silent auction, and our annual conference. LAWS also sponsors an annual charity auction to fund a grant for women’s interest work each summer.
Emory LLM Society is the organization that aims at LLM students to promote academic performance, assist career development and strengthen social bonds. We reflects the nobility credential and worldwide relationships through LLM students and alumni.
The Brandeis Center’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Louis D. Brandeis Center Law Student Chapter at Emory Law serves the unique purpose of providing Emory Law students an official forum to address the growing concern of anti-Semitism on university campuses nationwide. While our primary goal is to combat anti-Semitism on college and university campuses, we fight against all types of hate and discrimination. The organization offers students the advantage of a closer partnership with a national non-profit, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
The Mock Trial Society, composed of second- and third-year law students, encourages excellence in trial advocacy skills. Learn more »
The Moot Court Society is a competitive, student-run organization that provides experiential opportunities to develop oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. Emory Law students organize and host the annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, held at Emory Law in the Fall semester. Learn more »
The Middle Eastern Law Student Association (MELSA) serves to promote a stronger community within the law school, build connection between law school students and the greater Atlanta community, and enhance the academic environment within Emory through critical discussions on the legal, political, social and cultural realities of the peoples of the Middle East.

The purpose of the Muslim Law Students Association is to be a resource to Muslim students at the Emory University School of Law.

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Emory Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Association (“OGEL”) organizes academic and social events related to the study and practice of energy law. OGEL will host symposia, events with industry speakers, and provide networking opportunities to Emory Law School students interested in pursuing a career in energy law.

OUTLaw is Emory Law's LGBT student organization that prides itself on community. Although the group is focused on queer fellowship, allies are welcome to join! OUTLaw strives to provide members the chance to socialize, network, and learn about LGBT legal issues through various academic and social events. To ensure students succeed in school and in the legal field, OUTLaw provides mentorship programs with 2Ls, 3Ls, and practicing LGBT attorneys in the Atlanta area. 

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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

The mission of the SJD Society is to promote the interests of Emory’s SJD students

This organization aims to develop and provide opportunities to practice and learn about social enterprise at Emory Law School. Additionally, SEEL will host speakers and content on non-profit governance and tax, low-profit/B-corp organizations, and related legal content that supports social enterprise in the community and will collaborate actively with Net Impact at Goizueta and Social Enterprise @ Goizueta Center.
Emory's South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) is a student-run organization that focuses on furthering student interest in South Asian culture. We intertwine our passion for the law and our fascination with South Asian culture by fostering strong networking connections with South Asian legal professionals and students in the greater Atlanta community.
Street Law connects Emory Law students with high school students at nearby public schools. Law students, along with attorneys from King & Spalding and The Coca-Cola Company, teach lessons in classrooms related to different areas of the law and offer advice on law school, college, and careers to students.
The Emory Law SALDF 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, and raising the profile of the field of animal law. Emory Law SALDF activities include: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal rights and animal welfare law; carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations promoting animal welfare and animals rights litigation; networking with students, lawyers, and other supporters at other schools, bar associations, and other organizations; and conducting educational events such as informational tabling and video screening on pertinent issues.
The Student Bar Association is the student government of the law school. It is composed of an executive board and three representatives from each class, among others. SBA serves as the primary connection between law students and the administration. SBA allocates student activity fee money to chartered law school organizations, works to build relations with other schools and organizations on campus, and is the primary source of the law school's social activities. SBA plans various social activities throughout the year, including Harvest Moon Ball and Barrister's Ball. SBA also takes on and helps to fund additional projects which arise throughout the year. SBA holds a meeting every other week during community hour, which is open to all members of the law school community. SBA members serve on faculty committees (i.e. curriculum, faculty appointments, career services), university-wide committees (i.e. parking), and are often called upon by the administration to assist with special projects. There are many ways to get involved with SBA and other student organizations. If you would like to be involved, please contact any member of SBA in person or by e-mail. If you would like to propose a project, contact an SBA member. SBA has activities all year in which students can help and participate. Remember, it's your SBA and we're here for you.
The Emory Law Transfer Board helps oversee the transition of incoming transfer students by answering initial questions about getting acclimated to a new academic environment and organizing events meant to promote interaction with the rest of the student body.