The School of Law sponsors numerous organizations designed to supplement your legal education. These clubs and organizations give you the opportunity to investigate your areas of interest, get to know classmates, and network with alumni in those practice areas.
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government of the School of Law. Officers are elected by the entire student body and representatives are elected by class from both the full-time and part-time divisions. The SBA plays a significant role in the administration of the School of Law with representation at the Faculty Meeting and on the Faculty/Student Committees.
Active chapters of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association (ABA/LSD) and Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) provide opportunities for students to become involved in professional organization activities while they are in law school. Both organizations are also active in charitable undertakings in the Springfield area.
The Multi-Cultural Law Students Association (MCLSA), Women's Law Association, Christian Legal Society, Black Law Students Association, J. Reuben Clarke Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association, South Asian Law Students Association, and OUTLaw are some of the student groups created around the common experience and interests of our students. They are important in assisting new students in becoming part of our community, and are active in bringing to the entire student body the experiences and views of their individual communities.