The Al-Ghazali Legal Society (ALS) of SLU LAW is committed to promoting issues of importance to Muslims and SLU LAW students by providing a wide range of programs on diverse social, cultural, political, religious and jurisprudential topics. Consistent with our Islamic values and principles as legal professionals, ALS strives to advance tolerance, equality, justice and intellectual vigor. ALS also aims to encourage dialogue to increase mutual understanding and awareness of unique perspectives among law students of all religions, races and backgrounds.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers and activists working to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.
The purpose and mission of the Asian American Law Students Association is to address the needs and concerns of Asian American law students within the Law School community, to work with local and national Asian American communities toward the realization of common goals, and to educate the law school community concerning the legal and political issues affecting the Asian Americans.
The purpose of BLSA is to utilize the collective resources available to the chapter for the creation and maintenance of a law school environment that is conducive to Black students’ effective study of the law by: Articulating and addressing the academic, financial, political, social and professional needs of its membership; Fostering and encouraging professional competence; Encouraging the increase in the number of Black students and addressing problems of attrition (should they exist); Instilling in members a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community; Encouraging the increase in the number of Black faculty in the law school; Promoting the interaction between the membership and other organizations within the law school and the University specifically, and the legal community and Black community generally; and do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.
The objectives of the Business Law Association is to inform students about different areas of business law, provide opportunities to network and increase communication with attorneys in different areas of business law , and to expose students of all undergraduate backgrounds and experiences to the facets and opportunities in business and tax law.
The Criminal Law Society believes that knowledge of the American criminal justice system is necessary to become a well-rounded student of the law and recognizes that, no matter one's ultimate field of practice, such knowledge makes one a well-rounded citizen. As such, the Society seeks to promote knowledge of the law of crimes and its influence on politics and society among its members, as well as to provide networking opportunities for those members who seek a career in criminal law.
As part of the Center for Employment Law, the Employment Law Association's goal is to achieve awareness and career opportunities in employment law for the members of the organization.
This ELS and ALA examines current trends in environmental law, explores job opportunities in the field, and seeks to increase the community's awareness of environmental law issues through a consolidated "voice" of the people.
The mission of the Family Law Association is to promote an interest in and provide an awareness of various sub-disciplines and related fields existing under the larger category of family law. FLA seeks to serve as a bridge between those students interested in the study of family law and the legal community; as well as provide access to various state and federal agencies, private firms and non-profit organizations relating to family law.
The Federalist Society is dedicated to the principles that: The State exists to preserve the natural law of human freedom, the separation of government powers (both between the three branches and between the various levels; federal, state, country, municipals) is central to the health functioning of the U.S. Constitution; that the duty of the federal and state judiciaries is to say what the law is, not what it should be; that any and all threats to these principles must be resisted through the means of active citizenship, intelligent discourse, integrity of leadership and cheerful and generosity of tone and spirit.
The objectives of the Health Law Association shall be to expose members to health-related legal issues and to increase awareness of career opportunities in the area of health law.
The Hispanic Law Student Association aims to create and foster an environment in which students of Hispanic origin can discover and develop a deeper understanding of cultural heritage and extend an invitation to all students in the law school community to participate.
The purpose of the International Law Students' Association is to increase awareness and appreciation of other cultures and of the practices of law in the international setting by providing opportunities for interaction between students and guest speakers.
In the Jewish Legal Society, members will be exposed to Jewish related legal issues,, and encouraged to promote community and increase awareness of career opportunities in the Jewish community.
The objectives of this Association shall be to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Missouri; to advance the science of jurisprudence; to promote the administration of justice; to uphold the honor of the profession of the law; to apply its knowledge and experience in the field of law to the promotion of the public good; to preserve the adversary system and the right to jury trial; to strive to achieve and maintain high standards of professional ethics, competency and demeanor in the bench and bar; and to advance the interests and protect the rights of individuals.
The vision of the Multisport Club is to promote exercise as it improves physical fitness, mental acuity, stamina and overall wellbeing. The SLU Law Multisport Club seeks to form exercise training groups that will compete as teams in local running, cycling, duathlon, and triathlon events. The end result is members will improve physical fitness and develop camaraderie through group training and team competition.
The purpose of the Non-Traditional Law Students' Association is to provide a social network for students with more life experience than the average law student.
The purpose of OUTLAWS is to provide a community that promotes acceptance and raises awareness among the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied students and faculty of SLU LAW.
The purpose of Phi Alpha Delta is to unite students and teachers of law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under the law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual and cultural advancement.
The purpose of this Phi Delta Phi is to promote the highest standard of ethics and professionalism in law schools and the legal profession.
The purpose of the Public Interest Law Group is to encourage students to pursue public interest law in their careers and/or private lives through discussion of public interest law issues, volunteer opportunities and enrichment events.
The Saint Louis University Public Law Review was established in 1981 as a "Specialty Journal" to address legal issues of public interest and public policy. The purpose of the Public Law Review is to provide an open and uncensored forum to legal scholars, practicing attorneys, legislators, and public interest advocates for debating current topics that are significant in the area of public interest law.
The Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy is published bi-annually by the Center for Health Law Studies and a student editorial board. The Journal features articles that provide in-depth analysis of topical and developing issues in health law and policy. One issue each year is devoted to the publication of the proceedings of the Center for Health Law Studies annual Symposium. The second issue is devoted to coverage of emerging issues within health law and policy. Students and faculty at the Center solicit and review articles submitted for publication. The editorial board also maintains the Journal website which features podcasts of the Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series, special events and annual Symposium, and other information about the Journal.
The Saint Louis University Law Journal is the oldest publication at SLU LAW. Law students edit and produce the Journal, which the School of Law sponsors. Eminent scholars, judges, professors, practitioners and high-achieving law students author the articles for the Journal's four annual issues. The Journal publishes four annual issues on a variety of legal topics. It is our goal to publish timely, pertinent and thought-provoking legal scholarship in every volume. Further, we seek to make publishing with the Journal a positive and enjoyable experience for the authors with whom we collaborate. Finally, it is our readers whom we endeavor to serve. Our readers are the final judge of quality, and the Journal seeks to improve in quality with each successive volume.
The purpose of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association is to advance the understanding of the law as it relates to the sports and entertainment industries.
The objectives of the SUDS shall, in general, be to educate the student body and greater SLU community; connect students and professionals in the intersecting fields of law and urbanplanning/development; build a network among the law school, SUDS, and the St. Louis businesscommunity, and; provide opportunities to fulfill the Jesuit mission for the service of humanity.
The St. Thomas More Society is open to all who are interested in the intersection of faith and the legal profession in the Catholic intellectual and legal tradition. We seek to promote the ideals of St. Thomas More, martyr and patron saint of lawyers, and also encourage Catholic identity by regular meetings and speakers who discuss faith and the law.
SBA provides students of the Law School with a forum for the expression of ideas concerning the social, moral and intellectual aspects of the legal profession. The organization also provides an opportunity for the students of the Law School to participate in the formulation and administration of the educational policies of the Law School.
The purpose of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association is to promote the study of intellectual property law and help students develop careers in intellectual property.
SLWA of SLU LAW serves two purposes: 1) It serves as a student writers' forum aimed at strengthening non-class, legal writing projects through peer-edits and guest-faculty feedback. Special attention is given toward polishing writing projects for competitions, journal articles, job prospects, etc. 2) It sponsors various programming geared toward developing student legal scholarship, research and writing.
The mission of the VSA is to foster a community, within the larger Saint Louis University School of Law community, supportive of former, current, and future military members, and their dependents, family, and friends. Further, VSA encourages and assists SLU Law students to gain education about the Veterans Administration (VA) system and the manner in which VA governance applies to and affects military members and veterans.
The Women Law Students' Association was founded to create a communication network through social and educational events and bridge the gap between educational and professional worlds.