Law School Organizations

Alternative Dispute Resolution SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|adrs]]
Purpose: To create and promote educational and practical opportunities involving the use of arbitration, negotiation and mediation while providing a forum to develop these skills

American Constitution SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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 AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[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}}

Bankruptcy Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|bankruptcylaw]]
Purpose: To promote knowledge and awareness of bankruptcy law issues and benefits the community through volunteerism and service

Black Law Student AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[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.

Black Law Students Association College Student Division of William & MaryLaw SchoolPurpose: The Purpose of this organization shall be to : • Articulate and promote the academic, professional, and social needs and goals of prospective Black law students at the College of William & Mary. • Instill in Black law students a greater awareness of commitment to the needs of the Black community locally, regionally, nationally and abroad. • Provide a source of political, cultural, and social solidarity. • Be responsive to the needs, objectives, and agendas of the regional and national BLSA leadership. • Focus on the relationship of the Black law student and the Black attorney to the American legal structure. • Represent the views of Black students at the College of William & Mary. • Provide a forum for the discussion of local and national issues affecting both the Black law student community and the University as a whole.
Email: [[e|blsaprelaw]]

Business Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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/blshome}}

Children's Advocacy Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|cals]]
Purpose: To promote awareness and educate law students about the many aspects of law affecting children.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/childrensadvocacy}}

Criminal Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|criminallaw]]
Purpose: To provide mstudents, faculty, and administration with advanced opportunities to foster growth and excellence in the field of criminal law

Election Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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 SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|envlawsociety]]
Purpose: A student organization within the Law School dealing with environmental law
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/envlawsociety/elsmission}}

Federalist SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|fedsoc]]
Purpose: To foster critical thought and debate about the application of conservative principles to the law
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/federalistsociety}}

Health Law AssociationLaw SchoolPurpose: 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.
Email:: [[e|healthlaw]]

Hurricane NetworkLawEmail: [[e|hurricanenetwork]]
Purpose: The legal questions and problems facing the individuals and communities throughout the Gulf Coast region are monumental in scale, and will remain for months and years to come. The enormity and longevity of this crisis demand the long-term attention of all facets of our nation’s legal community. In addition, based on the government’s incomplete response to the hurricanes, future disasters will create similar large scale legal disadvantages. In order to address this need, law students from across the country formed the Student Hurricane Network (“SHN”), a national association dedicated to providing long-term assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Katrina SHN worked with law students and administrators to create and coordinate volunteer opportunities for law students to get involved in relief efforts and the rebuilding process, streamlining the process for students and the public interest organization in need of assistance. SHN also sought to educate members of the legal community about the legal crises in the region in the hopes of obtaining additional support. We seek to form W&M SHN to address legal problems arising from Katrina, Rita, and any future disasters.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/hurricanenetwork/home}}

International Justice Mission - LawLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|intjusticemission]]
Purpose: To secure justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators, and aftercare professionals work to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators, and to promote functioning public justice systems.

J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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 AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[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/}}

Labor and Employment LawLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|lelaw]]
Purpose: To strengthen the capacity of members to make contributions to the field of labor and employment law

Latino Law Student AssociationLawEmail: [[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 CapellaLaw SchoolPurpose: 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.
Email:: [[e|lawcapella]]

Law Chapter ACLULaw SchoolEmail: [[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 DemocratsLaw SchoolEmail: [[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 ReviewLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|lawreview]]
Website: {{http://wmlawreview.org}}

Lesbian and Gay Law AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|lglawm]]
Purpose: The Lesbian & Gay Law Association (LGLA) members are supportive of gay and lesbian rights in general and interested in the interplay of sexual orientation and the law in particular. Recent speakers sponsored or co-sponsored by LGLA include Jerome Culp of Duke University and Bill Eskridge of Georgetown University. Also, in 1995-96, the LGLA hosted the regional conference of the National Lesbian & Gay Law Association. Locally, LGLA takes an active role in promoting gay-rights issues to the Law School and University administrations. The LGLA sponsors the annual "Gay Bash" party in the fall and co-hosts a semi-annual function with the Mary & William Feminist Law Society, the Black Law Students Association, and other law student organizations. The group is open to all law students regardless of their sexual orientation.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/lgla}}

Marshall-Wythe Debating SocietyLawEmail: [[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.

Marshall Wythe RepublicansLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|mwrepublicans]]
Purpose: To further the conservative cause by bringing Republican leaders to the law school

Military Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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/}}

Multicultural Law Student AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|mclawsa]]
Purpose: The Marshall-Wythe Chapter of the Multicultural Law Students Association (MLSA) is a dynamic and diverse group open to anyone who embraces the benefits of multiculturalism in the legal profession. MLSA seeks to promote an environment of inclusion, facilitate service to the community, and effectuate cultural awareness at the law school. MLSA raises funds and collects supplies for local and international charities in addition to hosting social gatherings. MLSA also sponsors programs on campus to raise consciousness about issues facing the global and diaspora community. We invite you to join us.

National Trial TeamLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|ntrial]]
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/nationaltrialteam}}

Older and Wiser Law StudentsLawEmail: [[e|owls]]
Purpose: The purpose of OWLS is to provide support for non-traditional student at the Law School. Non-traditional students may include students over thirty, students with families, students with an advanced degree, and students transitioning into law from other carreers.

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

St. Thomas More SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|stthomasmore]]
Purpose: To provide a forum for Catholic law students and faculty and those students or faculty interested in Catholiciam or Catholic legal thought to meet, socialize and discuss pertinent issues

Student Legal ServicesLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|legser]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/legalservices/home}}

Students for Equality in Legal EducationLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|selexx]]
Purpose: To seek to address issues of inequality within legal education. Primary goals are to establish a community of support for those concerned with issues of inequality, diversify the faculty and student populations, and help to implement a curriculum that addresses issues of inequality such as race, class and gender that exist within the lase but that have been historically ignored in legal education

Supporters In LawLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|supporters]]
Purpose: To provide a community for law school supporters to come together and support one another while their significant others are attending law school through fellowship, activities and discussions

Therapeutic Jurisprudence SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[e|tjsoty]]
Purpose: An organization that works closely with the Law School's Academic program in Therapeutic Jurisprudence.

Virginia Bar AssociationLaw SchoolEmail: [[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}}

W&M Institute of Gender, Sexuality, and the LawLawEmail:: [[e|igsl]]
Purpose: To support and empower gender & sexuality-related student organizations, sustain gender and sexuality-related curriculum at the law school, as well as contribute to the national legal dialogue on issues where gender, sexuality, and the law intersect.

William & Mary Law Student for Reproductive JusticeLaw SchoolPurpose: 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.
Email:: [[e|lsrj]]

William & Mary Lawyers Helping LawyersLaw SchoolEmail: [[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.

William & Mary Transactional Law TeamLaw SchoolEmail:: [[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.

Women's Law SocietyLaw SchoolEmail: [[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