Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the governing body of the students at The University of Tulsa College of Law. The SBA endeavors to further legal education, promote interaction and professionalism among students, faculty and the administration and advocate the concerns of students. In addition, the SBA coordinates student activities and organizations and is charged with appropriating funds for student activities and student organizations.
Black Law Student Association
The purpose of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of black law students, foster professional competence, focus on the relationship of the black attorney to the American legal structure, instill in the black attorney and law student a greater commitment to the needs of the black community, influence the legal community to bring about meaningful change in the black community and do all things necessary and lawful to accomplish these purposes. Members are matriculated black law students at American member law schools or at-large chapters.
Board of Advocates
The Board of Advocates is the only Moot Court/Mock Trial organization at The University of Tulsa College of Law. Membership is open to any law student interested in advocacy and is also in good standing with the university. The Board includes members at large and the executive council.
Criminal Law Club
The Federalist Society is a nationwide organization promoting open debate on legal issues. The society meets monthly and arranges special events and debate forums.
Immigration Law Society
Latino Law Student Association
The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the educational, cultural and social needs of Hispanic law students. LLSA is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division (LLSALSD), a national organization dedicated to assisting its local chapters with job opportunities and educational loans available to Hispanic law students. LLSA is one of the College of Law’s newest student organizations and is devoted to increasing the number of Hispanic law students and to promoting their success in the legal profession.
Law and Medicine Society
Law Student Division
American Bar Association Membership in the Law Student Division (LSD) of the American Bar Association (ABA) is open to all law students. LSD members receive nine issues annually of Student Lawyer, a publication that keeps readers abreast of what law students in the U.S. are doing. Each year, two student members receive an expense-paid trip to the American Bar Association national convention to attend workshops, seminars and meetings with other student leaders and lawyers from across the country. Delegates also represent the College of Law at regional ABA/LSD meetings. Low-cost group life and health insurance are available and ABA-LSD members also receive lower rates on certain books and study guides. Membership dues are $20.00 per year and include a subscription to the ABA Journal.
Phi Alpha Delta is an international professional association of law students, legal educators and members of the bench and bar organized to promote professional competency and achievement. Phi Alpha Delta chapters benefit from strong faculty and administration support. Phi Delta Phi is the oldest international legal fraternity. In addition to providing intellectual exchange and professional contacts, membership benefits include interest-free loans, insurance programs, scholar awards and access to professional gatherings and national conventions.
Phi Delta Phi promotes academic excellence. To become a member, a student must be in the top third of his or her class, be an officer of an organization recognized by the College of Law or be involved with a law journal. Phi Delta Phi was named International Inn of the Year by the society’s national office in 1995. The chapter competed against 179 chapters from law schools in North and South America and was judged on the basis of academic excellence, individual member achievements and group-sponsored activities.
Native American Law Student Association
The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) is dedicated to creating a forum for all students interested in Indian law. Members participate in the National Native American Moot Court Competition in February and travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Federal Indian Bar Conference in April. The group is also active in research of issues impacting the American Indian population through the Native American Law Certificate Program and its component internship/externship program. Many of NALSA’s members are candidates for the Indian Law Certificate and would be glad to talk to anyone interested in earning the certificate.
OutLaws encourages cooperation between law students, faculty and members of the community in discussing and addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal issues.
Public Interest Board
The Public Interest Board (PIB) is a student-run organization at The University of Tulsa College of Law that involves students in community service, public service and pro bono work as they progress through their legal education. Students assist the underserved and underrepresented in the University of Tulsa community. During a semester, students log approximately 6,000 hours (equivalent to more than 22 weeks of full-time work) in public interest service.
Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Society
The Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Society (REELS) is a student organization for law students with interests in energy, resource and environmental law. The mission of REELS is to promote the interests of conservation of energy and natural resources, sustainability of the environment and to explore the many ways the practice of law can help to achieve these goals. REELS also provides fellowship among students and faculty, represents student needs and wants in regard to energy and environmental issues and provides a forum for the presentation of ideas to benefit the university community.
Women’s Law Caucus
The Women’s Law Caucus was organized to encourage more women to enter the legal profession, erase continued professional discrimination against women, provide mutual support for fellow students and call attention to the needs and problems of women as attorneys. The Women’s Law Caucus is especially concerned with three areas: 1) recruitment and orientation — actively recruiting women to enter the legal profession; 2) curriculum and materials — encouraging the administration to expand its course offerings to reflect the growing body of law; and 3) placement — bringing to campus recruiters from firms and agencies that have demonstrated willingness to hire without discrimination.