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1st Generation College Graduates

We help First Generation College Graduates find successful careers as attorneys in private practices and judicial clerkships. Only 22% of law school students are first-gen students. However, this group of students is often overlooked in law school. Statistically, first-gen law students lack the connections and resources to achieve higher socio-economic legal careers like Big Law positions and federal clerkships. The mission of the FGCG club is to help bridge this gap for first-gen law students at UO Law. 

Contact: Dylan Lowe at

American Constitution Society (ACS)

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that 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 development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement. By bringing together powerful, relevant ideas and passionate, talented people, ACS makes a difference in the constitutional, legal and public policy debates that shape our democracy.

Contact: Colin Brad Mullen at 

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

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.

Contact:  Aleesha Kazi at

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

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.

Contact:  Jessenia Robinson at

Child and Family Law Association (CFLA)

The Child & Family Law Association serves to raise greater awareness around the breadth of issues faced by children, teens, parents, families, and partners. CFLA hosts panel discussions, professional networking opportunities, and social events within the community for Oregon Law students to learn more about Child and Family Law.  This area of law stretches beyond juvenile defense, divorce proceedings, adoption, and child custody laws to also include students pursuing a career as a professor, mediator, judge, or non-profit director. 

Contact: Erica Paulsen  at or Evyn Kuske at

Estate Planning and Probate Law Forum (EPPLF)

The goal of EPPLE is to provide an opportunity for students who are interested in estate planning and probate to learn about practicing in the area. EPPLF will invite estate planning and probate attorneys to speak at seminars where students can ask questions and make connections. 

Contact: Nick Bursell at 

Federalist Society (FedSoc)

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.

Contact: Chelsea Kabakaba at

Green Business Initiative (GBI)

The Green Business Initiative (GBI) 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.

Contact: Elissa Kim at

J. Reuben Clark Society

The J. Reuben Clark Society's purpose is to provide a base for Latter-day Saint students to connect to each other, their peers in law school, Latter-day Saint Attorneys, and the Eugene community. We seek to conduct service products and socials.

Contact: Andrew Neeley at

Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)

The Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) at the University of Oregon School of Law seeks to provide a relaxed and welcoming community for Jewish law students, and any student who wishes to learn more about and participate in different facets of Jewish culture. Membership is casual, and the group is open to University of Oregon students in the law, LLM, and CRES programs. We plan to invite students to join us for different events like lunchtime meetings, Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations and educational programs. Through these events, we aim to foster an atmosphere of learning, promote inclusion, and engage in meaningful dialogue about Judaism and Jewish culture.

Contact: Austin Spezia-Shwiff at

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL)

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.

Contact:  Ethan Rank at

Land Air Water (LAW)

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.

Contact: Claire Mohney at

Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA)

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.

Contact: Cristina Cabezas at

Law Basketball Association (LBA)

The Law Basketball Association (LBA) is a co-ed basketball league made up of both law and graduate students. It is a great opportunity to get to know your classmates and take your mind off school with some exercise.

Contact: Brendon Kirkland at

Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association (LESA)

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.

Contact: Allison Kinard at

Law of Intellectual Property (LIP)

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.

Contact: Simmone Landau at

Moot Court Board

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.

Contact: Courtney Burns at

National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

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.

Contact: Sarah Takesian at

Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

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.

Contact: Lindsay Willson at

Oregon Criminal Defense Law Students Association (OCDLA)

OCDLSA is the affiliated law student chapter of OCDLA, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. We're a group dedicated to the expansion of interest in criminal defense at Oregon Law through community, networking, and events.

Contact: Sarena Casarez at

Oregon Law Review (OLR)

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 US Supreme Court. With each issue we publish, the Oregon Law Review staff seeks to advance legal scholarship with innovative, top-quality articles. 

Contact: Hunter Jurgens at

Oregon Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (OLSALDF)

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.

Contact:  Lauren Veronin at

Oregon Law Students’ Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF)

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.

Contact:Kelly Tedeschi-Bowmann at 
Contact:Kathleen Eyler at 

Oregon Law and Technology Society (LawTech Oregon, OLTS)

The Oregon Law Technology Society (OLTS) at the University of Oregon aims to provide a community for law students to gain insight and knowledge about the latest developments and trends in technology law. The club will allow students to engage in discussions, attend guest speaker events, and gain a deeper understanding of technology law and its impact on society. The field of technology law is rapidly growing and evolving, covering issues such as privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and cybersecurity. The Oregon Law Technology Club welcomes law students interested in learning and discussing technology law, regardless of prior experience.Contact: 

Samuel Pechter at

Oregon Review of International Law (ORIL)

ORIL is an 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.

Contact: Jessica Masonat at 


OUTLaws is the LGBTQIA student organization at UO. We host events pertinent to issues facing our community. We also provide networking opportunities for members.

Contact: Kelsey Stevenson at

Student Advocacy and Action for Environmental Justice (SAAEJ)

The Student Advocacy and Action for Environmental Justice (SAAEJ) organization seeks to pursue goals of equity and justice as they intersect with environmentalism. The organization meets for discussion groups and for community-based environmental projects.

Contact: Roses Laughlin at or Katie Moreland at

Sports and Entertainment Law Forum (SELF)

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.

Contact: Karli Buchanan at

Student Bar Association (SBA)

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.

Contact: Dee Akinbosade at

Women’s Law Forum (WLF)

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.

Contact: Keeley Nelson at