Student Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society (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.

Art Law Society

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Black Law Students Association

BU Law Democrats

BU Law Foodies

Business Law Society

China Law Society

Communication, Entertainment, and Sports Law Association

Community Transactional Law Club

Education Law Association

Environmental and Energy Law Society

Family Law Association

The Family Law Association aims to provide members of the Boston University School of Law community a forum through which they may explore and discuss various legal issues related to family law, inclusive of matters pertaining to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of the family unit. The Family Law Association shall offer volunteer opportunities to students, and further, information about opportunities for practice. The organization shall further educate and promote awareness of critical issues regarding family law.

Health Law Association

Human Rights Law Society

Immigration Law and Policy Society

The Immigration Law and Policy Society at BU Law seeks to bring together students who are interested in exploring Immigration Law. We hold social events to meet other students to talk about internships and opportunities as well as panel events discussion current trends in Immigration Law. In the 2011-2012 school year, ILPS held two major events: A discussion regarding business immigration in a global context as well as a panel discussing the effects of the Supreme Court's Padilla v. Kentucky decision. For information about events or getting together with any members of ILPS, feel free to contact Stephanie Pimentel, President of ILPS!

Intellectual Property Law Society

International Law Society

International Law is an exciting field that is constantly evolving. The International Law Society (ILS) strives to bring students, faculty and professionals together to explore the many different aspects of international law, including human rights, international business, non-governmental organizations, refugee law, and terrorist networks, to name just a few. We hope you will join us!

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Jewish Law Students Association

Latin American Law Student Association

Law Christian Fellowship

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Legal Follies

National Lawyers Guild

National Security Law Society

Native American Law Student Association

Older, Wiser, Law Students


Public Interest Project

The Public Interest Project is a student-run organization formed in 1984. Our mission is to support students who want to incorporate public interest and pro bono work into their legal careers. We provide grants to students who accept unpaid summer positions with non-profit, public interest or government organizations. Our goal is to foster a commitment to pro bono work and community service in all our grant recipients, whether they chose to pursue a public interest career or to work in the private sector. PIP raises grant money through the programs such as the Auction Gala, Cupcake Wars, Salary for a Day, the Beantown Shootout and through donations from alumni and law firms. In 2011, PIP provided summer grants to 78 first and second-year law students. Check out our website for more information:

Shelter Legal Services

Softball Team

Just a group who loves co-ed, recreational softball! We practice in the fall on Sundays and participate in a Boston tournament in October (Battle of Boston) and the UVA Invitational in the Spring. No experience necessary- everyone is welcome!

South Asian Law Students Association

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body for students at BU Law. The SGA is responsible for planning school-wide events, advocating on behalf of students, and allocating student activity fees funds to student groups. The SGA office is located on the ground floor of the law tower in the lobby.

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Women's Law Association

The mission of the BUSL Women's Law Association is to promote a recognition and understanding of the unique contributions and the position of women in the law school setting, the legal community at large and the global community in general. In accordance with that mission, the Women's Law Association facilitates communication and discourse on legal issues concerning women, and strives to improve student life for female law students through speakers/panel events, volunteer activities, as well as informal social gatherings with BU Law administration, faculty, alumnae, and student mentors. All individuals at BUSL are welcome to participate in WLA activities and programs. Join us at one of the upcoming events, feel free to stop by our office in the Sadie Lipner Schulman Women's Lounge on the second floor of the law school, or contact us at Also, join our facebook group at: