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Student Organizations

There's something for everyone.

Hamline Law's student organizations encompass a variety of interests, ranging from legal interest areas and affinity groups to volunteer and community service activities. Currently, we have more than 30 active organizations, and students are welcome to create more.

The Student Organization Handbook provides guidance for students creating a new student organization and for those who are assuming the leadership of an existing student organization.

Current Student Organizations

Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Chapter  

The ADR Student Organization is for students interested in alternative dispute resolution practices. It provides members with information about various dispute resolution organizations. Their goal is to help students become more informed so they can delve deeper into their specific ADR interests.

American Bar Association Law School Division

American Constitution Society (ACS)

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

The goal of the organization is to provide a forum for expressing concerns and to represent the interests of Asian Pacific law students as well as to serve the Asian Pacific American community outside the Hamline University School of Law.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The Black Law Students Association's goal is to help foster a welcoming environment in law school for African-American students and help promote awareness in the law community of African-American issues.

Business Law Association  

It shall be the purpose of the Business Law Association to promote an organization for Hamline law students with an interest in business law and to provide awareness of the demand for business professionals with a legal education. The Business Law Association shall provide a platform for students to explore their interest in business law through discussion and networking with business professionals.

Children's Rights Association

The mission of the Children's Rights Association (CRA) is to bring awareness to law students and the community about the rights and needs of children while giving back to the community through volunteering and donations.

Chinese Law and Culture Society (CLCS)

Criminal Law Student Association (CRLSA)  

The Criminal Law Student Association is a fellowship of students dedicated to the promotion of knowledge and experience for those interested in criminal law. Members accomplish this through CRLSA hosted events and networking with individuals and organizations with connections to criminal law.

Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity (DTP)  

Delta Theta Phi's purpose is to foster lifelong friendships and professional affiliations through legal education, international networking, and mutual respect. Because success in law school requires balance, the Paul A. Magnuson Senate of Delta Theta Phi is a professional law fraternity which offers academic programs, social activities, and philanthropic opportunities.

Employment and Labor Law Student Association (ELLSA)

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

Federalist Society  

Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy (JPLP)

The Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy is a student-run organization devoted to the discussion and analysis of contemporary legal and public policy issues. It provides a forum for both students and the legal community to engage in scholarly thought, analysis, and writing on a wide range of areas of law affecting national and international policy issues.

Hamline Law Review

Hamline Law Review is dedicated to providing a forum for members of the bench, bar and education communities to discuss topics that are of interest to the legal profession.

Hamline Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a part of the National Organization of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Our mission is to provide a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law. The Hamline University School of Law SALDF is dedicated to the goals of educating law students and involving and participating in the surrounding community.

Hamline Law Students Mentoring Association (HLSMA)

Hamline Veterans Association

The Hamline Law Veterans Association (HLVA) is a student organization open to all students regardless of whether they are affiliated with the military or simply have a desire to show their support for our armed forces. The HLVA is dedicated to acting as a liaison between the school administration and veterans.

Hamline Women's Legal Caucus

The HWLC of Hamline University School of Law is a student organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in the legal profession through educational, professional and political means.

International Law Students Association (ILSA)  

Jewish Law Student Association 

Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) 

The Latino Law Student Association is an organization committed to providing a voice for the interests, concerns, and empowerment of the Latino students at Hamline University School of Law. The Latino Law Student Association's mission is to promote understanding and respect among all students, regardless of race, sex, creed, culture, or religion through the spirit of community. We welcome all students who wish to explore and enjoy the Latino culture!

Law Students for Reproductive Justice  

Law Students for Reproductive Justice is aimed at facilitating open discussion about reproduction issues in the law and providing students with an opportunity to learn more about reproductive legal issues.

Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF)

The Hamline chapter of the Minnesota Justice Foundation sponsors activities that allow both students and practicing attorneys to meet, socialize, and discuss non-profit, pro bono, and public interest areas of law.

National Lawyers Guild, Hamline Student Chapter

The National Lawyer's Guild is "dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. The Hamline University student chapter seeks to meet the social, academic, and professional development needs of our progressive students, in addition to providing programming about contemporary progressive legal issues.

Native American Law Student Association

The Native American Law Student Association is dedicated to promoting the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance, and to support Native Americans in law school. We strive to reach out to Native communities and encourage Native People to pursue legal education. We also strive to educate the legal community about Native issues.

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Phi Alpha Delta, the largest law fraternity in the world, is committed to providing our members with genuine advantages in their legal educations and careers through programs that emphasize academic achievement, charity, volunteering, social networking, and professional development.

Racquetball Club

Res Ipsa Hockey Team 

Stonewall Alliance (GLBT) 

Stonewall Alliance is Hamline Law's student organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer, and allied students. Stonewall organizes political, educational, and social events for and concerning the LGBTQ community. We work with other student and community groups to raise awareness of diversity issues on campus.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The SBA is the organization responsible for encouraging and maintaining student morale by hosting yearly socials, funding a variety of student organizations that cater to students' individual interests and operating the bookstore. The organization strives to support and encourage academic excellence and professional growth among students; ensure the attainment and preservation of the rights of individual students to acquire a quality legal education in a just and reasonable manner; serve as a liaison between the students and the faculty, alumni of the school, and the greater community; and facilitate and foster community among students.

Student Health Law Association

The Student Health Law Association's goal is to promote experiential learning and fellowship among students interested in health law. We do this through community service, networking, and peer-support.

Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA)

Providing Hamline Law students with the opportunity to learn about intellectual property law and network with local IP attorneys.