William & Mary

Law School Organizations

American Constitution Society
Law School
Email: [[e|amcsxx]]
Purpose: To not serve as a counterbalance to conservatism, but to provide a forum for a more broadly representative discourse. We seek to restore balance, to expand and reinvigorate the marketplace of ideas, to draw the best from conservative, moderate, and progressive thought. By this we mean to provide our leaders with a full complement of tools with which to create an America that is better for us all. The Marshall-Wythe Law School, our nation's oldest institution of legal learning, should be at the front line of this vision of progressive legalism. In the tradition of George Wythe and John Marshall, we have educated generations of "citizen lawyers." As future citizen-lawyers, it is especially incumbent upon us to incorporate humanism and idealism into our scholastic experience. The mission of the Marshall-Wythe chapter of the American Constitution Society is to create for ourselves the more balanced legal education that we require, through organization and mobilization of like-minded students and faculty.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/acs/}}

Asian Law Student Association
Law School
Email: [[e|asianl]]
Purpose: To promote the academic and professional development of Asian students at the College of William and Mary. Additionally, ALSA reaches inward to provide more opportunities to build community at the law school while reaching out to Asians who are interested in a career in law.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/asianlaw}}

Black Law Student Association
Law School
Email: [[e|blalaw]]
Purpose: To further the academic, social, and professional needs and goals of the black law students. BLSA members work together to foster a successful learning environment--focusing on building the skills and confidence of its members. BLSA members also participate in social activities and community service projects. Two of BLSA’s most significant accomplishments are its annually hosted events: Law Day and Oliver Hill Weekend. On Law Day, BLSA invites undergraduate minority college students to the law school to give them an introduction to the school and encourage graduate education. Oliver Hill weekend was established to honor an African-American man who has contributed greatly to the legal field. On this weekend, we celebrate our successes of the school year and give out awards.
Website: {{https://law.wm.edu/studentlife/studentorganizations/educate/wmblsa/index.php}}

Business Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|businesslaw]]
Purpose: To promote awareness of business and corporate related legal issues within the law school community and provides members with opportunities to develop relationships in the business legal community
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/businesslaw}}

Children's Advocacy Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|cals]]
Purpose: To promote awareness and educate law students about the many aspects of law affecting children.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/cals/}}

Christian Legal Society
Law School
Email: [[e|christianlegal]]
Purpose: CLS is devoted to fostering a Christian community within the law school, serving the law school and Williamsburg communities, and promoting discussion concerning the nexus of law and religion.

Criminal Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|criminallaw]]
Purpose: To provide mstudents, faculty, and administration with advanced opportunities to foster growth and excellence in the field of criminal law
Website: {{https://law.wm.edu/studentlife/studentorganizations/educate/wmcls/index.php}}

Election Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|electionlaw]]
Purpose: To promote interest and understandng in American Election Law
Facebook: {{http://www.facebook.com/pages/William-Mary-Election-Law-Society-Blog/117652598289492}}

Environmental Law and Policy Review
Law School
Email: [[e|envlawsociety]]
Purpose: A student organization within the Law School dealing with environmental law
Website: {{http://www.wmelpr.org/}}

Federalist Society
Law School
Email: [[e|fedsoc]]
Purpose: To foster critical thought and debate about the application of conservative principles to the law
Website: {{https://www.fed-soc.org/}}

George Wythe Society
Law School
Email: [[e|georgewythe]]
Purpose: The George Wythe Society focuses on keeping the foundational idea of the law school alive; to train Citizen Lawyers. Our organization does community service, practical legal training, networking in the legal and political spheres and general quality of life events in the school.
Facebook: {{https://www.facebook.com/groups/699714493400655/}}

Health Law Association
Law School
Email: [[e|healthlaw]]
Purpose: It shall be the purpose of the Health Law Association to promote awareness of healthcare law and other health law issues within the law school community, and to provide members with opportunities to develop relationships in the health law community.

Human Security Law Center
Law School
Email: [[e|wmhslc]]
Purpose: We are a law school organization which brings speakers and practitioners in the fields of national security and human rights.

Institute of Bill of Rights Law: Student Division
Law School
Email: ibrlsd@gmail.com
Purpose: The Student Division of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law (IBRL:SD) was established in 1990 to provide students at William & Mary Law School with the opportunity to organize programs on constitutional law topics of special interest to them. As members of IBRL:SD, students have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in fostering discussion of important constitutional issues. The IBRL:SD sponsors a variety of academic and social programs throughout the year, including Constitutional Conversations, our Scholarly Luncheon Series, and the annual Edmund Randolph Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy (the “Silver Tongue Award”), which is held in conjunction with the final round of the Bushrod Moot Court Tournament.
Website: {{http://law.wm.edu/academics/intellectuallife/researchcenters/ibrl/studentdivision/index.php}}

International Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|nternationallaw]]
Purpose: The International Law Society (ILS) promotes the professional and academic pursuits of William & Mary law students interested in all aspects of international law, from transnational insolvency to human rights. The ILS also fosters interaction among students, faculty and visiting scholars from around the world who are concerned with global issues.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rmgandhi}}

J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|jrcls]]
Purpose: To affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction. The strength of the Society lies in the personal lives of its members as they endeavor to follow the philosophy and example of J. Reuben Clark, an eminent attorney, politician, and religious leader. The Society will strive to cultivate high moral and professional standards in the legal profession and to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/jreubenclark}}

Jewish Law Students Association
Law School
Email: [[e|jlsaso]]
Purpose: To help William & Mary Jewish law students meet each other and celebrate the holidays together.
Wesbite: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jlsaso/}}

Latino Law Student Association
Law School
Email: [[e|latinolaw]]
Purpose: The purpose is to increase the enrollment and retention of Latino students at WM Law School. Advocating for the appointment of Latino professors and visiting professors to WM Law School faculty. Providing a network to connect current students with Latino alumni and practicing Latino attorneys. Cultivate a reputation of WM Law School with Latin American Universities, while cooperating with the International Programs office to establish and maintain study abroad in Latin America. Encourage awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Latin American cultures through events that showcase various cultural aspects.

Law Capella
Law School
Email: [[e|lawcapella]]
Purpose: The purpose of the organization shall be to provide members with opportunities to develop their talent and love of music and the Law School community with a unique entertainment experience.

Law Chapter ACLU
Law School
Email: [[e|acluwmlaw]]
Purpose: To promote the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, raise awareness about civil liberties and promotes dialog at the law school and in the community about the freedoms granted or intended by the consitution of the United States.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/acluwmlaw}}
Facebook: {{http://www.facebook.com/acluwmlaw}}

Law Democrats
Law School
Email: [[e|lawdems]]
Purpose: To support and elect Democratic candidates for public office; to widen and increase the interest and knowledge of young people in government and the political process; to train and develop law students for positions of leadership; to increase the role of underrepresented people in our Party, government, and society; and to service those in need in the community

Law Revue
Law School
Email: wmlawrevue@gmail.com
Purpose: William and Mary Law Revue is the Law School theater group. We offer a chance for law students to take a break from studying while still perfecting presentation skills. We put on two large productions per year that are open to the entire community.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Law School
Email: [[e|lsrj]]
Purpose: The only student-led, student-centered national network of law students, professors, and lawyers committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement.

Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Law School
Email: [[e|lhl]]
Purpose: Purpose: W&M LHL is committed to improving the health and happiness of the student boy at W&M Law. Our motto is “You are part of a community that cares.” We are dedicated to: 1) Creating a supportive, encouraging environment at W&M Law; 2) Ameliorating the stresses of Law school; 3) Ensuring that all students have access to mental health counseling; 4) Providing our members with training to optimize our ability to have a positive impact on our student body; 5) Hosting events that provide the student body with an outlet for stress relief.

Marshall-Wythe Debating Society
Law School
Email: [[e|mwdebate]]
Purpose: As an organization within the law school, The Marshall-Wythe Debating Society's primary objective is to promote, facilitate, and celebrate the tradition of rhetoric and argument within law and society. The organization will engage the law school community with current and complex issues spanning politics, economics, culture, ethics, and of course, law. The organization hopes to educate others on the proper boundaries of debate, the fundamental structure of argument, and the responsibility that accompanies a public platform. The organization will seek to expose the law school, undergraduate, and Williamsburg community to these ideals.

Military and Veterans Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|mlwsoc]]
Purpose: To promote knowledge and awareness of military law issues affecting students, law professionals, and members of America's armed forces. The Military Law Society promotes scholarly discussion of military law and related law topics, and builds social ties between interested students, the law school, and the local community to promote professional development. Membership in the military is not necessary. The Society is open to all students who wish to study the interface between the military, the government, and the wider legal system.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/mls/}}

Moot Court Team
Email: [[e|mootco]]
Purpose: The Moot Court Program is one of William & Mary Law School’s best opportunities for students to develop and refine oral advocacy and brief writing skills. Team members participate in moot court tournaments, which require each team to research and write an appellate brief, then defend it before a panel of judges in an oral argument. Membership on Moot Court is an honor, and tryouts for the team are competitive. Each year William & Mary’s Moot Court Team sends its members to approximately fifteen inter-collegiate moot court tournaments around the nation. In addition to competing, the William & Mary Moot Court Team annually hosts the William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament for competing schools across the country to participate.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/index.php/site/page/mootco/home}}

Phi Delta Phi
Law School
Email: [[e|phidel]]
Purpose: Law honor society
Website: {{http://www.phideltaphi.org}}

Public Service Fund
Law School
Email: [[e|pubser]]
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/publicservicefund}}

Student Legal Services
Law School
Email: [[e|legser]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/legalservices/home}}

Transactional Law Team
Law School
Email: [[e|transactionallaw]]
Purpose: The Transactional Law Team is dedicated to providing a forum for William & Mary students to explore and improve their transactional law ability, skills and interest through preparation for and participation in transactional law competitions. The activities of the Transactional Law Team may include, but are not limited to: competing in tournaments held throughout the United States, hosting tournaments independently or in conjunction with other law schools, and networking with students at other law schools, colleges and universities related to transactional law issues.

Virginia Bar Association
Law School
Email: [[e|wmsvba]]
Purpose: The Virginia Bar Association is a voluntary organization of Virginia lawyers committed to serving the public and the legal profession by promoting the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and excellence in the legal profession; working to improve the law and the administration of justice; and advancing collegial relations among lawyers. At William & Mary, a student-led Council furthers the VBA’s commitments by sponsoring networking and educational events, and participating in the state-wide annual Legal Food Frenzy as a charitable contribution to local food banks.
Website: {{http://www.vba.org}}

Women's Law Society
Law School
Email: [[e|wmws]]
Purpose: To further the academic, social and professional needs, concerns, and goals of the members, provide a forum within the Marshall-Wythe School of Law community to promost discussion and activism by members on relevant issues, and create and maintain a supportive and collaborative organization that recognizes and fosters outstanding achievement