The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS worksfor positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development andpromotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judgesand policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement. By bringingtogether powerful, relevant ideas and passionate, talented people, ACS makes a difference in the constitutional, legaland public policy debates that shape our democracy.
APALSA is a law student organization that functions as a professional and academic resource for students of Asian and Pacific Island descent. The group strives to be a vehicle and forum for expressing opinions on matters of concern to APA students and our communities. APALSA welcomes all students interested in issues facing the APA community.
The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run organization in America, has over 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country. This represents almost every ABA accredited law school, plus several non-accredited law schools. These chapters represent over 6,000 Black law students in six regions which encompass 48 states including Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Recently, NBLSA established international links with Black law students in Canada, England and South Africa who decided to model their student organizations after NBLSA.
CFLA's mission is to provide an awareness of the various sub-disciplines and related fields (e.g. custody, education, neglect) existing under the larger category of child and family law. Throughout the year, CFLA will host speakers, movie nights, and discussions for students to learn more about the field.
Conflict is a normal part of our lives, and it exists everywhere. It is also one of the greatest barriers to progress and happiness. The Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES) Master's Degree program gives you the skills and knowledge to resolve conflicts peacefully—both on an intimate level between individuals, and a high level between organizations and even nations.
The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It 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 mission of the Good Food Group is to support a sustainable food system through education, service, and advocacy. The Good Food Group seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the links between farming, food, health, local economies, and the environment.
The Green Business Initiative Student Association (GBISA) is one of the first student organizations of its kind. Comprised of graduate students from the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business, GBISA members are interested in and dedicated to the intersection of law, business, and the environment. GBISA's mission is to promote awareness of sustainable business practices and the legal framework and policies that support green business. GBISA's leading activity each year is to organize its annual Green Business Symposium.
We are UO Law's environmental law review. We were founded in 1986 by a group of law students who wanted a forum for scholarship relating to the enforcement of public environmental laws. We have a long and proud history as a top-ranked environmental, natural resource, and land use law review. We work hard, but we have a fun time as a JELL family.
Our purpose is to provide legal research, disseminate information, coordinate an annual public interest environmental law conference, and provide other assistance concerning environmental issues to interested persons and organizations. L.A.W. will work to promote environmental awareness in and outside the law school community.
Our mission is to provide a forum for cultural exchange and the advancement of a diverse legal professional field. To provide a forum for students interested in Latino/a culture. To create an awareness of Latino/a culture on our campus and legal issues facing Latinos/as.
LESA creates a forum for business minded law students to make connections with professionals, attend and plan events, and learn more about how the law and businesses interact. Speakers in the past have been in-house counsels at companies, lawyers at a variety of firms, entrepreneurs, and executives from companies. LESA is the only exclusive student organization at UO Law. Interested students may apply by submitting a resume and a brief interest statement. There will be an informational meeting about LESA in September.
LIP, is a group dedicated to exposing students at the University of Oregon to the various aspects of intellectual property (IP) law. LIP provides students opportunities to network with practicing IP attorneys and build careers in IP law. Our mission is to generate interest in IP law among both faculty and students, to expand the IP program at the University of Oregon School of Law, and to foster a community of IP lawyers and interested parties in Eugene.
Moot Court is a student group that involves competitions that simulate court proceedings and negotiations. Students compete in intra-school competitions against their peers, and the top teams travel to regional and national competitions around the country. Competition topics include negotiations, mock trial, tax, bankruptcy, environmental, and Native American law. Moot Court is a great forum to practice for life after law school and to meet local practitioners.
National Lawyers Guild, started in 1937, is a national organization with local chapters all over the country. NLG works to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights over property interests. Events this year will include progressive focused educational events and connecting with local NLG attorneys in the area.
NALSA is an all-inclusive group of Oregon Law students who share an interest in Indian law/indigenous legal issues or who identify as Native American or a combination of both. The UO NALSA chapter is part of the National NALSA network, which includes chapters at dozens of law schools across the United States. NALSA members gain exposure to professional development opportunities, such as attendance at the Federal Bar Association's Annual Indian Law Conference, as well as opportunities to participate in the local Native community through contributing to events such as Indigenous Peoples Day and the annual Indigenous Peoples Reception at PIELC.
OLSPIF is a nonprofit student group that raises money to support law students working over the summer in unpaid public interest jobs. The board puts together an annual auction each year to raise funds for summer stipends. We are a collaborative and creative team eager to make public interest law more attainable for students.
Oregon Law Review was founded in 1921 by the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Law. It is the oldest continuously published law journal in the Pacific Northwest and has been student run since 1967. Originally focused on Oregon law, the breadth of scholarship published by Oregon Law Review has expanded greatly over the years. Contributors to the Review have included scholars, practitioners, judges, and even Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. With each issue we publish, the Oregon Law Review staff seeks to advance legal scholarship with innovative, top-quality articles.
ORIL is a semi-annual publication of the University of Oregon School of Law. ORIL’s purpose is to provide a forum for articles relevant to the study and practice of international law. Accordingly, we welcome unsolicited articles covering a wide array of international topics such as international trade and business, international environmental law, intellectual property, and human rights.
SIS’s primary purpose is to promote an international security and US foreign policy discussion at UO. SIS aims to consider a broad spectrum of issues which affect international security and US foreign policy. SIS refrains from formally endorsing any policy.
The Sports and Entertainment Law Forum (SELF) is a group for Oregon law students interested in getting involved in the world of sports and entertainment. Actively learning about a complex assortment of fields and specialties including but not limited to, negotiation, arbitration, mediation, contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, labor law, torts, and tax. The goal of SELF is to expand students understanding of the issues and dynamics involved with sports and entertainment law through guest speakers, sports and entertainment law forums and discussions, and organizing the largest sports and entertainment law conference in the Northwest.
SALDF provides a forum for education, advocacy, 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. The UO chapter of SALDF was established in 2006. Over the past decade, SALDF has donated thousands of dollars through fundraising to local nonprofits focused on animal welfare. Our members have the opportunity to attend animal law conferences and moot court competitions. We welcome everyone interested in legal advocacy for animals--from companion animals to wild and marine life.
The Student Bar Association is the student division of the American Bar Association. Each student at the law school is a member of the association. SBA strives to advocate for the betterment and success of the University of Oregon School of Law, its students, faculty, and staff, by actively communicating with members of the Student Bar Association and aiding those members and their student groups in more effectively achieving their goals. While all students are members of SBA we have an executive board which has two 1L position, one from each section.
The Women's Law Forum is one of the oldest and largest law student organizations at the University of Oregon School of Law. The purpose of the Women's Law Forum is to provide just that: a forum for women in the law school. Through the organization of on-campus events and fundraisers, the WLF provides students with opportunities to network with legal professionals as well as learn about social and legal issues that affect women in the legal profession. WLF is dedicated to actively promoting equality and the fair treatment of women in the legal profession and in society as a whole.