Student Organizations

Apply your Juris Doctorate studies to the many facets of your student life. Through student organizations at Liberty University School of Law, you can find a group that matches your interests and helps you get involved. On top of enhancing your student experience, participation in student organizations can also help to improve your chances at passing the bar exam and can positively impact your future career.

Each of the following groups is faculty approved and recognized by the Student Bar Association based on its bylaws.

Black Law Student Association

International Law Society

The Business and Transactions Law Society

Law Students for Life

Child Advocacy Society

Liberty Counsel Student Organization

Christian Legal Society

Military Law Society

The Criminal Law Society

Public Interest Law Society

The Federalist Society

Student Bar Association

Friends of the Second Amendment

 
 

Black Law Student Association

You can be part of this organization’s purpose to provide support, guidance, and direction for diverse law students in pursuit of a legal education. As a member, you will strengthen and promote unity within the law school’s multicultural student body and will be encouraged to attend national and mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association (BLSA) conferences. This is a local chapter to the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association and a regional organization under the National Black Law Students Association.

Participation Requirements

  • The association seeks Liberty Law students who are committed to the purpose of the association and who will participate in association activities.
  • Members are encouraged to attend the conferences, job fairs, networking events, and events hosted by Liberty Law’s BLSA chapter.

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The Business and Transactions Law Society

If you’re interested in corporate and transactional law practice, we can provide you with opportunities to network with lawyers and also enhance your skill set through practice and competition. We believe that any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts (Proverbs 24:3-4).

We are dedicated to increasing awareness of opportunities in business and transactional law; fostering networking opportunities among students and practicing corporate lawyers; facilitating discussion through lectures and events pertaining to transactional law; and developing a network of Liberty Law alumni practicing corporate and transactional law that current students can utilize for knowledge, internship, and employment purposes.

Participation Requirements

  • Any Liberty Law student may join the organization, but members must re-enroll annually.

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Child Advocacy Society

Invest your efforts in this society that seeks to increase student involvement in organizations that provide legal services for and advance children’s rights. The society aims to produce law students who will enter the legal profession as able and active children’s advocates. You will have the opportunity to assist fellow society members in hosting Child Abuse Awareness Week during the spring.

Participation Requirements

  • The society considers as members all Liberty Law students who participate in the society’s functions.
  • No membership dues are required.

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Christian Legal Society

As a Christian law student, you’ll be encouraged through this society to serve the needy and to view law as a ministry. You’ll learn how to integrate law and ministry, as you engage with the Lynchburg community and have opportunities to network with other Christian legal professionals.

Participation Requirements

  • This organization opens its membership to Liberty Law faculty, staff, and students.
  • Annual dues will not exceed $10.

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The Criminal Law Society

Become a part of this society that seeks to educate, network, and enhance the skills of Liberty Law students interested in the practice of criminal law. We believe that man’s justice is derived from God’s perfect justice and that the theory of justice is to punish wrongdoing and uphold the rights of citizens.

Participation Requirements

  • Dues start at $5.
  • Membership is available to all Liberty Law students, faculty, and administrators.

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The Federalist Society

Learn how to think critically about the philosophical and ideological underpinnings of our constitutional system. Study how federalism works under the United States Constitution and the role of the separate branches of government—legislative, executive, judiciary—within the United States Constitution.

The Federalist Society at Liberty University is part of the national Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Here we foster critical thought and civil debate about the law while embracing the principle that civil government is ordained by Almighty God to punish civil wrongdoing and uphold the rights of citizens. 

We are dedicated to big ideas, believing that society progresses in a healthy, productive, just direction through educated and civil dialogue. We do this by sponsoring thought-provoking events featuring world-class thinkers who ignite a rigorous discussion of ideas.

Participation Requirements

Consider joining the Federalist Society at Liberty University if you:

  • Seek to further your legal education
  • Enjoy close camaraderie with your peers
  • Think about big ideas in the law
  • Desire to establish a network that can lead to employment opportunities

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Friends of the Second Amendment

The Friends of the Second Amendment (FSA) is founded upon the idea that the Second Amendment codifies one of mankind’s God-given rights: the ability for a person to protect himself, his family, and his property from all those who would deprive a person of these things. The Second Amendment protects the rights of free people of the United States to keep and bear arms in order to provide for their own defense, defense of the nation, and to prevent the rise of tyranny.

In order to promote the vision and values of Liberty Law, FSA works to support and defend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Partner with us in this mission!

Participation Requirements

  • School of Law faculty, staff, and students can be members
  • Application for membership
  • Annual dues shall not exceed $10

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The International Law Society

In an increasing global economy, international legal relations is becoming more prevalent and more important. In the 21st century, international law is one of the most exciting areas of legal knowledge and practice.

The International Law Society (ILS) gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge about international law from a Christian integrative perspective. Here you'll not only consider international positive norms, but also the biblical foundations of international normative relations. 

Gain opportunities for exposure to international legal conferences, lectures and externship programs and to network with international law scholars and practitioners. Here, you'll be also able to build long lasting professional relationships with like-minded students.   

Participation Requirements

  • Enrolled in the Liberty University School of Law
  • Paid ILS dues as determined by the Executive Board at the beginning of each academic year.

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Law Students for Life

Apply your belief in the sanctity of human life in a practical and life-saving manner by joining us at Law Students for Life. Here you will learn how to engage the public through through advocacy, community prayer, and how to help people choose life over abortion, euthanasia, or unethical research. 

Law Students for Life members participate in sidewalk counseling, the March for Life, volunteer at local pregnancy resource centers, and help raise money to support pro-life organizations in the area.

Be part of the community of pro-life students who are using their law school experience to help save lives.

Participation Requirements

  • Open to all students, faculty, and staff of Liberty Law. 

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Liberty Counsel Student Organization (LCSO)

Join us as we seek to impact the culture by working with Liberty Counsel to advance religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family. Through LCSO, you will be able to interact with Liberty Counsel attorneys and learn more about Liberty Counsel. LCSO also gives you the opportunity through internships and externships, to work directly with Liberty Counsel attorneys on pending litigation. The LCSO is the liaison between Liberty Counsel and the student body at the Liberty University School of Law. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Liberty Counsel and engage the culture for Christ. Summer and semester internships can give you valuable experience in constitutional litigation and active participation in LCSO will enable you to be involved with actual cases that impact the law.

Participation Requirements

  • A passion for the work of Liberty Counsel and a desire to advance religious freedom, traditional marriage, and the sanctity of human life.

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Military Law Society

The Military Law Society (MLS) is dedicated to providing support for student-veterans as well as active duty service members and veterans. The MLS encourages students who are considering a legal career in the military, develops networking opportunities and builds relationships with professionals working in military law, and hosts events to educate the Liberty University School of Law community about the different career paths available in military law. We welcome veterans, active and reserve service members, and anyone who wants to learn more about the military and national security sectors.

Participation Requirements

  • Current School of Law Students

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Public Interest Law Society

The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) is dedicated to the promotion of public interest law at Liberty Law. PILS sponsors various activities to educate students on public interest law and its biblical support; to encourage them to pursue public interest law as a career or on a pro bono basis; and to inform the community of the importance of public interest legal work. As such, PILS meets and supports the mission of Liberty Law by equipping the students in public interest law in fidelity to the Christian faith as expressed through the Bible.

Participation Requirements

  • Currently enrolled Liberty Law students who participate in PILS functions, pursue public service legal careers, or support other legal pro bono work
  • There are no required membership dues.

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Student Bar Association

The Student Bar Association is the governing body for our law students. Currently, it is comprised of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, chaplain, and senators representing each law school class. It attracts law students who wish to serve as leaders for the entire student body.

The SBA reflects the diverse interests of the student body and encourages interaction among students holding various viewpoints, especially by establishing and overseeing the formation and continuation of student organizations. It also helps plan various events for the law students and provides feedback and input regarding the law school, its programs and curriculum.

Participation Requirements

  • Completed first semester of law school
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

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Cocurricular Organizations

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