Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
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
Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
Purpose: Law school orginization
American Association for Justice
Purpose: Law school orginization
American Constitution Society
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.
Asian Law Student Association
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.
Bankruptcy Law Society
Purpose: To promote knowledge and awareness of bankruptcy law issues and benefits the community through volunteerism and service
Bill of Rights Institute Student Division
Purpose: Law school orginization
Black Law Student Association
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 & Mary
Purpose: 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.
Business Law Society
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
Children's Advocacy Law Society
Purpose: To promote awareness and educate law students about the many aspects of law affecting children.
Christian Legal Society
Criminal Law Society
Purpose: To provide mstudents, faculty, and administration with advanced opportunities to foster growth and excellence in the field of criminal law
Election Law Society
Purpose: To promote interest and understandng in American Election Law
Environmental Law Society
Purpose: A student organization within the Law School dealing with environmental law
Purpose: To foster critical thought and debate about the application of conservative principles to the law
George Wythe Society
Health Law Association
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.
Honor Council - Law School
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.
International Justice Mission - Law
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.
International Law Society
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
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.
Jewish Law Students Association
Purpose: To help William & Mary Jewish law students meet each other and celebrate the holidays together.
Labor and Employment Law
Purpose: To strengthen the capacity of members to make contributions to the field of labor and employment law
Latino Law Student Association
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.
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
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.
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
Lesbian and Gay Law Association
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.
Marshall-Wythe Debating Society
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 Republicans
Purpose: To further the conservative cause by bringing Republican leaders to the law school
Military Law Society
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.
Moot Court Board
Multicultural Law Student Association
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 Team
Phi Delta Phi
Purpose: Law honor society
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
St. Thomas More Society
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 Intellectual Property Society
Student Legal Services
Students for Equality in Legal Education
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 Law
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 Society
Purpose: An organization that works closely with the Law School's Academic program in Therapeutic Jurisprudence.
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship (vice) Legal Society
Purpose: Vice is created with the goal of promoting the interests of those curious in specifically venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Virginia Bar Association
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.
W&M Institute of Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
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.
W&M Public Service Fund
William & Mary Law Student for Reproductive Justice
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.
William & Mary Lawyers Helping Lawyers
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 Team
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 Society
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