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 of 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

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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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 the 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 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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The International Law Society

In an increasingly 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 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 center 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 Liberty Law students, faculty, and staff.

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Liberty Counsel Student Organization

Join us in providing a forum for Liberty University law students to promote and exemplify the values of Liberty Counsel in employing law, education, and public policy to preserve, defend and advance religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and Biblical family values; and to encourage and assist the formation of similar organizations at other universities

Participation Requirements

  • Open to all Liberty Law students, faculty, and staff
  • $5 annual dues

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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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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 the first semester of law school
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

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Women’s Law Society

Learn to assist the understanding of women’s issues in the study and practice of law, support Lynchburg and surrounding communities through community service projects and partnering with local charities, and to foster a network of female alumni, local attorneys, and students.

Participation Requirements

  • Open to all Liberty Law students, alumni, faculty, and staff, undergraduates at Liberty University, and graduates of any other law school
  • $10 annual dues

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Co-curricular Organizations