Join a student group! Reach out to the group coordinator listed below to find out more.
Student Political Organizing Team (SPOT)
Student Political Organizing Team (SPOT) is a space on campus that is 100% focused on political action-taking and movement building through organizing and non-lawyer modes of advocacy. We work with community partners who have an interest and a real need for plugging students into their campaigns in non-lawyer capacities. We take action to respond to urgent organizing needs on campus and also build up our own community organizing and advocacy skills through trainings, on and off-campus. We are a non-hierarchical organization where we all bring leadership to the table!
American Constitution Society (ACS)
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 that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values. 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.
Human Rights Caucus (HRC)
HRC was founded on December 10, 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. HRC serves as a hub for human rights issues, reinforces the ongoing work of existing student groups through the utilization of a legal human rights framework and connects law students to individuals and groups conducting human rights work. Our mission is to connect NUSL students interested in human rights issues, to educate ourselves and others about domestic and international legal human rights frameworks, and to ensure that exposure to human rights is not limited to academic discussions, but is practiced in our present internships and other social justice advocacy. Find us on Facebook.
How To Get It Done (HTGID)
How To Get It Done is committed to producing crowd-sourced, needs driven programming that advances social justice in both its content and production. HTGID prioritizes leadership among multiply-marginalized students of color and aims to equip members to engage with issues at a grassroots level. HTGID is a venue for students to develop organizing skills and experiment with holistic approaches to build a more equitable world, and become better advocates for an interpretation of justice that centers on the needs and values of those targeted for oppression and state violence.
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
IRAP brings together law students and supervising attorneys to provide comprehensive legal representation to the world’s most persecuted individuals seeking refugee adjudication and resettlement. So far, IRAP has 29 law school chapters and has successfully resettled more than 3,800 refugees in life or death situations, including the first group of Syrian refugees, as well as Iraqis and Afghans at risk for their work as interpreters with the U.S. military, children with medical emergencies, women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and survivors of torture. Law students work in teams to impact legislation through systematic advocacy, prepare visa applications, submit appeals, and empower our clients to successfully navigate the resettlement process.
Privacy and Tech Law Society (LIS)
LIS largely focuses on promoting regulatory frameworks for privacy and technology. The mission of LIS is to promote an open dialogue around the impact that the information revolution has on our society. The information revolution includes recent advances in technology and privacy that have drastically altered our ability to communicate, convey and consume information and shape our discussions surrounding privacy and technology laws. LIS is particularly interested in the role law will play in making sure society has a framework in which to make sure that technological advances are used in a responsible manner, and protect the privacy interests of citizens, while also not prohibiting future technological advancement.
Pro Bono Society (PBS)
Our mission is to educate, promote, and engage the future lawyers of the community as a means to provide pro bono legal services to the low-income and underrepresented members of the community. PBS seeks to accomplish this by, among other things, connecting students to pro bono opportunities in areas of their legal interest. Students can use PBS to find volunteer opportunities throughout their time at NUSL.