Registration Requirements for Student Organizations,
Journals and Moot Court
The University requires every student organization to
register each autumn with the University Office of Student Involvement.
Each organization must route its funding through the
University Controller’s Office and consult with the College of Law Business
Manager, room 931 Lewis. Student organizations are prohibited from having
outside bank accounts.
Organization registration is accomplished by filing a
Student Organization Registration form with the University Office of Student
Involvement, a division of the University Office of Student Affairs, www.studentaffairs.depaul.edu. A copy of the organization’s constitution, by-laws and
officers must be attached to that form. Organizations must have a law faculty
advisor. Organizations that do not register will not receive funding, bulletin
boards or office space. Law Journals do not have to register with the
An organization must have a minimum of eight members at all
times and must be comprised entirely of current DePaul law students. Officers
must maintain at least a 2.50 GPA at all times.
The Student Bar
Association (SBA) is the Law School’s largest student organization and acts as
the student government. All JD
students who are enrolled in the College of Law are automatically members of
the SBA. The SBA represents the
students and advocates for their interests.
The SBA sponsors social, service, and educational events and
assists with first-year orientation.
The SBA offices are located on the second floor of Lewis.
The following student
organizations are associated with the College of Law.
- Art and Cultural Heritage Legal Society
(ACHLS) works with issues that affect art and culture.
- Society for Asylum and Immigration explores
issues that affect persons who need asylum or who are involved in immigration
- American, Pacific American Law Student
Association (APALSA) provides academic and social support to
Asian law students.
- Black Law Student Association (BLSA) promotes
the goals of African-American law students and mentoring for its members.
- Business and Corporate Law Society focuses
on issues of business and corporations.
- Decalogue Society is the DePaul chapter of a bar
association for Jewish lawyers that provides academic and social support for
- DePaul Animal League Defense Fund explores
issues that affect the rights of animals under the law.
- Entertainment Law Society
focuses on legal issues in the entertainment field.
- Environmental Law Society
advocates environmental concerns generally and sponsors programs related to environmental
issues and careers.
- Evening Law Student Society
represents the concerns and needs of students in the law school’s evening
- Family and Child Law Society
provides educational and networking opportunities for students who are
interested in pursuing a career in family law.
Federalist Society supports individual liberty and
- Hellenic Law Society
represents the needs of students of Hellenic/Greek descent.
- Intellectual Property Law Society
explores current issues in intellectual property law.
- International Law Society
explores international law issues through speaker programs and symposia.
- Justinian Law Society
is the DePaul branch of a professional bar association for Italian-American
lawyers; provides academic and social support for its members.
- Law Students for Reproductive Justice
explores issues that affect reproductive justice.
- Latino Law Student Association (LLSA)
promotes the goals of Latino law students and provides mentoring and study
programs for its members.
- National Lawyers Guild
is the DePaul branch of a national bar association that seeks to generate
awareness about progressive responses to local and national economic and civil
- OutLaws seeks
to generate awareness about and sensitivity to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and
transgender issues among members of the law school.
- Phi Alpha Delta
is a national fraternity of lawyers and law students that promotes
professionalism, philanthropy and friendship among members of the legal
- Phi Delta Phi
is a legal international legal fraternity established to promote a higher
standard of ethics among its members and the legal community.
- Public Interest Law Association
advocates careers and pro bono work in public interest law.
- Veteran’s Assistance Service
Organization works with veterans and advocates on
their behalf as well as exploring how the law affects veterans.
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is
the DePaul chapter of a bar association that works to ensure the success of
women attorneys through business and professional development.
- Journal for Women, Gender
and the Law advances, domestically and
international, the legal rights of women and those implicating the role of