​Registration Requirements for Student Organizations, Journals and Moot Court

The University requires every student organization to register each fall with the University Office of Student Involvement.

Each organization must route its funding through the University Controller’s Office and consult with the Law School Business Manager.  Student organizations are prohibited from having outside bank accounts.

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. A copy of the organization’s constitution, by-laws and officers must be attached to that form. Every organization must have a law faculty advisor. Organization officers must maintain a 2.50 GPA.

Organizations that are not registered will not receive funding, bulletin boards or office space.

An organization must have a minimum of eight members at all times and must be comprised entirely of current DePaul law students.

Student Organizations

Student Bar Association.   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 Office is in Room 704; (312) 362-8025.

Art and Cultural Heritage Legal Society explores issues surrounding art and cultural heritage.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) provides academic and social support to Asian law students.

Society for Asylum and Immigration Law explores how the law affects persons governed by the laws of immigration and asylum.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) promotes the goals of African-American law students and provides mentoring for its members.

Business and Corporate Law Society focuses on legal matters that affect business and corporate law.

Decalogue Society of Lawyers is a professional bar association for Jewish lawyers that provides academic and social support for its members.

DePaul Animal League Defense Fund focuses on 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 division.

Family and Child Law Society provides educational and networking opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in family law, and sponsors panels, discussions and networking events.

Federalist Society supports individual liberty and limited government.

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 Society of Lawyers, a professional bar organization for Italian-American lawyers, provides academic and social support for its members.

Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) promotes the goals of Latino law students and provides mentoring and study programs for its members.

Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA) facilitates international cohesion among law students of the Islamic faith, both intra and inter-scholastically, and between such law students and the legal community, concomitantly contributing to the College of Law’s diverse student organizations.

National Lawyers Guild, DePaul Student Chapter, is an alternative professional bar organization that seeks to generate awareness about progressive responses to local and national economic and civil rights issues.

Outlaws is an organization that seeks to generate awareness about and sensitivity to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender issues among law school students, faculty and administrators.

Phi Alpha Delta is a fraternity of lawyers and law students that promotes professionalism, philanthropy and friendship among members of the legal community.

Phi Delta Phi is one of the oldest international legal fraternities, established to promote a higher standard of professional 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, DePaul Chapter, works to ensure the success of women attorneys through business and professional development and advocates for women's interests.

Women’s Law Caucus provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the role of women in the legal profession and the impact of law on women’s rights.