At the heart of the Nebraska Law community are more than 35 Student Organizations that develop programming and social events that appeal to students and faculty alike. Whether you choose one organization in which to play a major role or multiple organizations in which to be a member, your participation provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills that you will put to work as a lawyer as well as to begin to build your professional network.

Organization List

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The ADR exists to allow interested students at the College of Law to explore the field of alternative Dispute Resolution, a field whose principal focus is dispute resolution external to the judicial system, such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

American Constitution Society

The mission of the American Constitution Society is to harness values of compassion and respect for each individual, and to reincorporate them into American law and politics, in order to build a stronger and more decent national community. We believe that the Constitution, and by extension, many other areas of American law, can be understood only by reference to principles of decency, reason, humanity and compassion. We believe that those who enforce the law must have concern for the way in which it affects the lives of the people who make up the nation in which we live. We seek to restore the fundamental principles of respect for human dignity, protection of individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice to their rightful place in American law. We want to strengthen the intellectual underpinnings of and the public case for a vision of the law in which these values are paramount.

Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocacy Society (ATLAS)

ATLAS is an organization of law students passionate about combating the injustice of human trafficking. We do so by raising awareness among the law school community by hosting speakers, documentary screenings, events, and by engaging in dialogue with our colleagues. ATLAS recognizes that law students will someday be legislators, judges, Attorney Generals, Governors, professors, and other people of influence. We believe that it is not only important for them to be aware of human trafficking, but to understand the many factors that play a role in its existence, with the hope that it will motivate these future professionals to seek solutions and address human trafficking in their professional capacities. We also work to build relationships with Anti-Trafficking organizations and help students interested in this field seek career opportunities.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Armed Forces Legal Society

The Armed Forces Legal Society has three main objectives within the law college: to build awareness of military legal careers, create volunteerism and advocacy opportunities for veterans rights, and to help foster a community for retired or active duty military students and their families to help promote their integration into the college.

Attorney Student Mentor Program

The purpose of the Attorney Student Mentor Program is to create supportive student/alumni relationships focused on maximizing the Nebraska Law experience, professional and career goal-setting, and developing a professional network for the student.

Black Law Student Association

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is a national association committed to providing academic and professional support to Black and minority law students at Nebraska College of Law. Our mission is to address discrimination and instill a greater awareness of the need for diversity in the legal community. 

Christian Legal Society

CLS nurtures and encourages Christian law students by providing mentors and resources aimed at fostering spiritual growth, compassionate outreach, and the integration of faith and practice and to establish and maintain vibrant witnessing communities of law students.

Community Legal Education Project (CLEP)

The Community Legal Education Project (CLEP) is a student organization that helps educate the community about the law. Specifically, in past years, CLEP has sent law students into Lincoln Public Schools to teach about the Constitution, and other areas of the law. This typically consists of a one-day Constitution Day event in September with 8th graders, and a multi-week series of lessons with 5th graders in the Spring Semester.

Disability Law Caucus

The Disability Law Caucus' mission is to empower, advocate, and educate on behalf of disabled lawyers and law students within the College of Law and the greater Nebraska legal community.

Debtor's Defense Project (DDP)

The Debtor's Defense Project (DDP) officially began in the Spring of 2022 after faculty at the College of Law became aware of the much-needed legal attention to the debtor and collection process in Nebraska. Prior to DDP, unrepresented debtors were dealing with the entire process, from a money judgment being entered against them to post-judgment collection procedures, completely alone. DDP helps ensure that those suffering from consumer and medical debt are given the resources and support they need. DDP helps ensure debtors' rights are being met by assisting them through the debt collection and garnishment process. This project allows students to help those in need through educational events, appearances at the courthouse for debtor hearings, limited scope client representation, and much more.

Delta Theta Phi (DTP)

DTP is a professional law fraternity. DTP is the largest legal fraternity at Nebraska Law and has a vast national network of alumni. DTP members have access to an outline bank which helps students succeed in law school. All outlines are screened and require a B+ grade in order to be submitted. In addition to the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, DTP is in charge of the annual law school Halloween party and other exciting social events. Established in 1900, DTP boasts student members who are leaders in their schools, law reviews, moot court, and alumni members. Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity with an authoritatively recognized law review, The Adelphia Law Journal.

Environmental and Agricultural Law Society

Environmental and Agricultural Law Society facilitates awareness and discussion of legal topics concerning natural resources, water, environment, and agricultural law. The society provides a vehicle for its members to work cooperatively on research projects, legislation, and other activities of interest. Sign-up to participate.

Equal Justice Society

The Equal Justice Society (EJS) is a national legal organization focused on restoring Constitutional safeguards against discrimination and uplifting communities in need. Our mission is to collaborate and join in coalition with allies to educate, build, and inspire more progressive and inclusive leadership and livelihoods not only in the law school, but also in the communities we serve. EJS provides its members with information about public interest law, legal employment, training and outreach opportunities, and more. Additionally, EJS hosts several events and fundraisers throughout the academic year to help support furthering our mission of equal justice for all.

Federal Bar Association

The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.

Global Trade and Business Think Tank

The Global Trade and Business Think Tank seeks to improve and diversify legal research and writing skills for students interested in global trade and business law and policy. To do so, the GTBTT will provide unique opportunities for students to "publish" articles in a blog-style on global trade and business current events from both a legal and policy perspective. All student members will have numerous opportunities to publish blog posts that align with GRBTT's mission, with the benefit of prior peer-reviews from other members. Ultimately, GTBTT aims to provide its members with unique opportunities to diversify, develop, and sculpt their legal writing portfolio to their interests. Members will rotate on writing short blog posts, the topics of which will be chosen by a vote from the group. The elected editor will review, edit, and publish each author's blog post, giving credit to each of the authors.

Greater Nebraska Connections

Greater Nebraska Connections is a new organization for law students who are interested in practicing law outside of Lincoln and Omaha, and in surrounding states. This organization will network with attorneys and young professionals across the state, assist the Nebraska Bar Association in strengthening placement of law graduates in Greater NE, and influence the direction of this new organization. Members will also have the opportunity to collaborate with greater Nebraska communities to develop relocation incentives for attorneys and other young professionals.

Health Law and Ethics (HLE)

HLE is a student organization established to foster awareness, critical thought, and debate about topics in health care, law, and ethics. HLE is dedicated to the purpose of facilitating opportunities for collaboration and networking between a diverse body of University of Nebraska students and the greater health care community.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

International Law Student Association (ILSA)

International Law Student Association enables law students who are interested in international law and international trade to continue their education in this field beyond the classroom. Activities include: sponsoring the Jessup International Moot Court competition; counseling on graduate level and summer programs in international law, internships and career opportunities; and interdisciplinary programs sponsored by the College of Business Administration, the College of Agriculture, the Institute of International Affairs, and other University of Nebraska colleges and departments involved in international relations and trade issues.

J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS)

JRCLS is an international association of law students and attorneys that focuses on maintaining religion and ethics within the practice of law. The JRCLS includes active chapters throughout the United States and seven other countries. The JRCLS sponsors law student chapters of LDS law students and others interested in the mission of the Law Society. The JRCLS promotes public service, loyalty to the rule of law, and appreciation for the religious dimension in society and in a lawyer's personal life. Members of the JRCLS are committed to, and strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Involvement in the University of Nebraska Chapter includes weekly organized discussions, monthly pot-luck gatherings which include a featured speaker, and service projects.

Multicultural Legal Society (MCLS)

Multicultural Legal Society is a joint student-faculty organization which seeks to foster the unity, academic development, social and political consciousness, and vitality of minority students at the College. It is dedicated to increasing the representation of minorities in the legal profession. The Society strives to interest undergraduate and high school minority students in law as a career and to aid them in the law school admissions process. It also strives to serve the social needs of minorities and other interested students, and sponsors speakers and programs to educate the law school community on minority-related legal issues.

Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)

MLSA is dedicated to helping Muslim students feel welcomed and empowered to build the narrative of Muslims in the legal field together. MLSA aims to be a safe space for Muslim students and allies to discuss the multi-faceted experiences of Muslim law students. Our organization also provides educational programming to all law students about legal issues of consequence for Muslims in America including civil rights, discrimination, hate crimes, travel bans and immigration, international conflicts, and more. MLSA additionally shares observances like Ramadan, Eid, and more with the larger law student community."

Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys/American Association for Justice (NATA/AAJ)

NATA/AAJ provides students an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the trial practice work of an attorney and learn about the court system.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Nebraska Defense Counsel Association

NDCA student chapter has been established to provide University of Nebraska law students with networking opportunities and extra-curricular, litigation-based learning opportunities.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Nebraska Family Law Organization

Nebraska Family Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution is dedicated to the education of students about issues regarding family law in Nebraska and around the country. We seek to provide information and networking opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the practice area of family law and dispute resolution. Such careers include divorce, adoption, mediation, and many more. Interested students at the College of Law will explore the field of alternative Dispute Resolution, a field whose principal focus is dispute resolution external to the judicial system, such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation. We are developing relationships with professionals and alumni in the community in order to give students the most access to potential jobs in the area. Family law will likely affect every person at some point in their lives, lawyer or not. Even if you are not interested in practicing exclusively in the area of family law, this organization is a great place to learn more about the issues that will certainly affect you, your friends, or your families.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Nebraska Innocence Club

Nebraska Innocence Club supports the plight of wrongfully convicted individuals. We do what we can to provide them justice and help the Nebraska Innocence Project in their mission. Specific areas that are addressed are fundraising for cause-related charities, promoting community awareness of the issue of wrongful conviction and discovering, providing and assisting opportunities for students who are interested in the cause.

Nebraska Law Review

The Nebraska Law Review is a student-edited journal that publishes articles authored by professors, judges, student members, and others in the legal profession in four quarterly issues. The Review strives to publish timely, interesting, and informative articles for practitioners and scholars on both local and national levels. Currently, the Review has a national subscription base of law libraries, judges, and lawyers. The Review is directed by an Executive Board of Editors elected by the student members of the Review. The student editors bear primary responsibility for publication of the Review and receive invaluable training in writing, editing, and researching through performing their respective duties.

The Nebraska Law Review Bulletin is an online journal that states and criticizes Nebraska and Eighth Circuit law in such a way as to be a service to practitioners and scholars in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit. The Bulletin publishes short scholarly commentaries regarding significant legal issues in Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit as well as short commentaries responding to articles and notes published in the Review.

Nebraska Law Strengths Advocates

Nebraska Law prides itself on using the Clifton StrengthsFinder to help its faculty, staff, and students understand their innate talents and then provide opportunities to learn and exercise those talents. The goal is to increase engagement and well-being of individuals and the Nebraska Law community as a whole. Nebraska Law Strengths Advocates is led by students but is comprised of anyone within the Nebraska Law community that wishes to promote and advocate this work at the College of Law.

Nebraska Moot Court Board

The Nebraska Moot Court Board is the College of Law's primary oral advocacy development organization. Membership requires a certain level of participation in the oral advocacy events hosted by the Moot Court Board. Every year, the Moot Court Board hosts the Grether Competition in the Fall, the Moot Court Brief Bootcamp in the Winter, and the Allen Competition in the Spring. The competitions involve an appellate brief writing component followed by the presentation of oral arguments in front of a panel of volunteer judges. The culmination of the Nebraska Moot Court Board's appellate competitions take place before justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court in the Spring. Membership is comprised of students selected ​on the basis of notable aptitude and ability demonstrated in a two-part application process consisting of a written appellate brief and an oral argument. ​A number of members assist in the administration of the First Year ​Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course as Teaching Assistants, where they may be called upon to give Bluebook lessons, draft legal problems for the course, provide feedback of the students' written work, and assist in other areas of the course. ​Members also supervise the aforementioned upperclass Moot Court competitions in the fall and spring. Students who accept invitations to become candidate members of the Board ​assist in the administration of the competitions, as volunteers or competitors, and often serve as Teaching Assistants. Members also ​may serve as judges for ​First Year oral arguments ​in the spring. Senior members of the Board supervise the work of the candidate members and assist in the administration of moot court activities at the College of Law.

Nebraska OUTLaw

OUTlaw is a student-led legal organization dedicated to promoting positive advocacy, raising awareness on legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and providing safe spaces for students, faculty, and alumni at Nebraska Law. Our officers operate under a strict confidentiality policy and we welcome any and all questions from prospective and current students. Feel free to visit our blog at or email us at

Nebraska Real Estate Law Organization

This student organization currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond.

One for the World

For more information, please visit this organization's SharePoint site.

Phi Alpha Delta

The purpose of this Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under 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; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

Presidential Leadership Association

The Presidential Leadership Association is dedicated to the enrichment of leadership characteristics through the strength of context. By analyzing and understanding the decisions of past presidential figures, we come to learn the leadership qualities that are both innate and acquired in an individual. We seek to embrace the diversity of perspective necessary for executive decisions in public service. 

Republican Law Student Association

Law Students Association promotes awareness at the College of Law of political and social issues and political candidates and encourages law students to be actively involved in civic activities. RLSA invites political leaders, office holders and candidates to speak at the law school, promotes Republican candidates for political office and encourages students to actively participate in political campaigns. RLSA encourages students of all political persuasions to be involved in the democratic process by voting in elections.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court

Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court is a group of lawyers and judges which meets monthly during the academic year to provide a forum through which experienced lawyers and judges assist younger lawyers and law students in improving their advocacy skills. Each year second and third year law students are selected by the College of Law to participate in the Inn.

Student participation is limited and by application only. 

Running from the Law

We are a recreational running group. Take a study break, exercise, enjoy a nice day, or all of the above. The only thing we have in common is law school and a desire to go outside and move. Whether it's your first jog or you're in race shape, you will fit right in!

Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Club

Formed in 2014, the Space, Cyber & Telecommunications Law Club works closely with the specialized, world-renowned program within the College of Law. We host special lectures, social events, and networking opportunities throughout the year and assist with recruiting for the prestigious international Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Professor Jack M. Beard (Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program) and Elsbeth Magilton (Director of Externships and Executive Director, Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program) serve as our faculty advisors and love helping students discover unique opportunities available during and after law school. Membership is open all students, including JD, LLM, JSD, and MLS students. A relation to the formal academic program is not required for membership in the club—all are welcome!

Sports, Entertainment, and Business Law

SEB has the goal of helping Nebraska students break into the ever-changing worlds of Business, Entertainment, and Sports Law. SEB sponsors speakers throughout the year in partnership with the Law + Business Initiative at the College of Law. The group offers significant networking opportunities in the local Business, Sports, and Entertainment Law communities as well as the chance to attend national conferences that feature prominent guests from the recording industry, sports agencies, and numerous other related fields.

St. Thomas More Society

St. Thomas More Society is a student organization that seeks to integrate the practice of the Catholic faith with the practice of law. We are part of a nationwide tradition of St. Thomas More Societies established at American law schools. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Catholic perspectives on legal issues.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

The Nebraska College of Law's SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and raising the profile of the field of animal law. SALDF works in affiliation with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), a nonprofit group of attorneys and animal advocates dedicated to defending against animal abuse and exploitation throughout the United States ( Backed by more than 100,000 members and supporters, the ALDF takes direct legal action on behalf of imperiled animals everywhere - in laboratories, on farms, in the wild, and in communities. Sign up here:

Student Bar Association (SBA)

As the student government of Nebraska Law, SBA represents the law students across campus and on a national level during the American Bar Association meetings. In addition to representing the student voice, SBA coordinates professional, social and extracurricular activities. The most popular annual events include Meeting of the Minds, Barristers Ball & Mel Shin Day.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond.

Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA)

SIPLA at Nebraska Law focuses on assisting students interested in the exciting study and practice of intellectual property law. The club continuously fosters and enhances the development of an active and meaningful intellectual property curriculum at Nebraska Law. We also support the growth and development of Nebraska Law's reputation as an educational institution in the field of intellectual property law. Our goal is to supplement course offerings by hosting speakers and discussions that contribute to the development of legal knowledge and skills in the field of intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret. Finally, SIPLA promotes connections between students and faculty, scholars, and practicing attorneys in the intellectual property field.

Tenant Assistance Project

The Tenant Assistance Project Student Organization at Nebraska Law facilitates pro bono opportunities for law students interested in assisting local families facing eviction. The Tenant Assistance Project (TAP) provides free legal representation to all low-income tenants with eviction hearings in Lancaster and Douglas Counties; the TAP Student Organization supports this work by promoting awareness of local housing justice issues and recruiting volunteers within the College of Law community. There are three distinct areas within which law students can volunteer with TAP: (1) assisting with outreach efforts to notify tenants of their pending hearing and the resources available to them; (2) providing assistance at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Monday - Thursday mornings; and (3) creating Eviction Defense Packets to be used by volunteer attorneys at the courthouse when representing tenants.

University of Nebraska Law School Democrats

Our purpose is to support the national, state and local Democratic Party and Democratic candidates through activities such as organizing forums and inviting speakers to the Law College; engaging in voter registration and get out the vote drives; assisting the party with campaigns through networking, fundraising and volunteering and assisting the Democratic Party with candidate recruitment by providing a pool of interested and qualified individuals. We also work to educate about the policies and overreaching goals of the Democratic Party and ways in which we can contribute to the greater good; as well as provide a community for like-minded students.

This student organization is currently inactive. If you are interested in revitalizing this organization, please contact Assistant Dean Molly Brummond

Women's Law Caucus

The Women’s Law Caucus is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law through personal support, networking, and mentoring. Key events for the organization include Wine and Cheese, a networking event, and the Charity Auction, which benefits local nonprofits and the Nebraska Public Interest Law Fund. WLC also holds multiple panels throughout the semester that discuss topics including being a woman in the law, On Campus Interviews, and how to prepare for clerkships. It is open to all law students and their significant others, faculty, staff, and other interested persons.