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Student Organizations at HLS

Student Organizations at HLS

Student organizations play a major role in shaping the social, cultural and intellectual environment at Harvard Law School (HLS).

Below is a list of all of the student organizations at HLS.

 

Advocates for Education

The HLS Advocates for Education (A4E) is an organization of students who are passionate about improving our nation’s education system and dedicated to raising awareness about current issues in education law and policy.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/a4e/
Emailadvforedu@mail.law.harvard.edu

African Law Association

The mission of Harvard African Law Association is to unite African students and students interested in Africa, and increase awareness of legal, social and economic issues that shape and concern the continent of Africa.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hala/
Emailhala@mail.law.harvard.edu

Alliance for Israel

The Harvard Law School Alliance for Israel is a diverse student-run organization dedicated to fostering positive, truthful, and responsible discussion of issues affecting the Jewish State.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/afi/
Emailisrael@mail.law.harvard.edu

Alliance for Reproductive Justice

The mission of HLSARJ is to advocate for the promotion of reproductive rights and to educate Harvard students about reproductive justice issues facing women across different spheres – domestic and international, from different ethnic and cultural communities, and from varying economic backgrounds.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/reprojustice/
Emailhlsarj@mail.law.harvard.edu

American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a national organization with over 400,000 members, has been at the forefront of the fight to secure and protect the rights guaranteed by our Constitution since 1920. The ACLU Club at Harvard Law School works to continue that fight on campus, by organizing events on civil liberties issues, coordinating research and policy projects with ACLU affiliates across the country, and providing students with networking opportunities.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/aclu/
Email: ACLUClub@mail.law.harvard.edu

American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, activists and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/acs/
Emailacs@mail.law.harvard.edu

Animal Law Society

The HLS Animal Law Society is a group of students who care about animals and the issues facing them. HLS Animal Law Society was founded in 1995 as a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national organization of lawyers engaged in litigation and legislative efforts on behalf of animals. HLS Animal Law Society has four major goals:

  1. providing support, education, and work opportunities for students interested in animal rights or welfare law;
  2. educating the HLS community about issues facing animals, including institutionalized forms of animal abuse and the means of combating them through legislation and litigation;
  3. offering social functions for students interested in vegetarian and vegan food. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to be in HLS Animal Law Society, but we provide many opportunities for you to explore delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine; and
  4. providing assistance to animals who are currently suffering through student fundraising and volunteering.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/animallaw/
Email: animallaw@mail.law.harvard.edu

Antitrust Association

The Antitrust Association aims to aid the law school community in understanding antitrust law. Our goal is to support and foster a community committed to the protection of consumers and the promotion of competitive markets.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/antitrust/
Email: antitrust@mail.law.harvard.edu

Armed Forces Association

The HLS Armed Forces Association is an organization composed of veterans, active duty military service members, and those who are either interested in joining or supporting the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/armed/
Emailhlsafa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Asia Law Society

The Harvard Asia Law Society is a prominent organization at Harvard Law School that brings together students with a common interest in Asia. HALS is extremely diverse and international, with past and current members from not only East Asia and North America, but also from South Asia, Latin America, and beyond.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hals/
Emailhals@mail.law.harvard.edu

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

APALSA is a political, academic, community service, and social group dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Asian Pacific American students at Harvard Law School. APALSA strives to promote a greater understanding of Asian Pacific American issues and culture, serve as a vehicle for Asian Pacific American political activity, and provide a social and academic network for Asian Pacific Americans and the Harvard Law School community.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/apalsa/
Emailapalsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Association for Law and Business

The Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) connects students with prominent leaders across the business and legal communities. Each year, HALB hosts numerous speakers to discuss their careers and areas of expertise, while also creating outside opportunities for members to meet like-minded students and practitioners interested in non-legal business careers. Over the past several years we have hosted events with luminaries across business, law, and finance, as well as those featuring most of the top law firms, investment banks, and management consultancies.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/halb/
Emailhalb@mail.law.harvard.edu

Beeritas

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/beeritas/
Emailbeeritas.hls@gmail.com

Black Law Students Association

The Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA) was founded in 1967. Today, HBLSA has grown to become the largest chapter in the National Black Law Students Association. Counting over 160 members annually, HBLSA reflects the strong Black community that is so integral to the diversity of Harvard Law School. The Black Law Students Association of Harvard Law School exists for the support, guidance and direction of Black students in academic, professional and social endeavors.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/blsa/
Emailblsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Blockchain and FinTech Initiative

The HLS Blockchain and FinTech Initiative is the first student-led initiative aimed at promoting education and career-development for law students interested in working in industries that utilize blockchain and financial technologies. The Initiative will expose students to the plethora of legal issues that arise in enterprise and institutional applications of blockchain and financial technology.

We hope to facilitate learning within the Harvard Law School community and beyond by hosting speakers, offering hands-on projects, and connecting students to scholars, practitioners and industry specialists. We hope to encourage students to build relationships, and serve as a hub to deliver internships and full-time employment to students passionate about the impact of technology on the financial industry. Finally, we hope to establish Harvard Law School as a leader scholarship on the legal issues affecting blockchain application and the financial technology industry.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hlsbfi/
Email: hlsbfi@mail.law.harvard.edu

Brazilian Studies Association

The Brazilian Studies Association (HLS BR) is an institution that intends to promote the collaboration between students, scholars, professionals, and individuals who are interested in discussing various issues related to Brazil and Brazilian culture.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/brazil/
Email: hlsbr@mail.law.harvard.edu

Canadian Law Students Association

In addition to providing practical support, eh?LS will also provide a place for community. Providing peer-to-peer support within the Canadian legal market, links to alumni, and advice on which courses travel well from HLS.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/canadian/
Email: canadian@mail.law.harvard.edu

Caribbean Law Association

The Caribbean Law Students Association (CLSA) seeks to engage the Harvard Law School community in legal issues impacting the Caribbean diaspora and create and affinity space for those who identify with Caribbean cultures.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/caribbean/
Email: caribbeanlaw@mail.law.harvard.edu 

Catholic Law Students Association

Catholic Law Students Association is the on-campus home for Catholic students, faculty, and friends in the Harvard Law School community.  The Catholic community at HLS is diverse, and is open to anyone and everyone who is curious about spiritual enrichment, community service, and fellowship.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/clsa/
Emailclsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Child & Youth Advocates

The Child & Youth Advocates (CYA) seeks to build a community of students interested in a wide variety of issues affecting children and youth, including juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and children’s rights. We aim to heighten awareness and encourage discussion of these issues at HLS, facilitate student involvement with children and youth in our community and beyond, and advocate for children’s rights. Our initiatives will enable students to gain practical experience in partnership with different organizations, receive training and exposure to various areas of child advocacy, and connect with one another in pursuit of a career dedicated to children and youth.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/cya/
Emailcya@mail.law.harvard.edu

Christian Fellowship

The Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship (HLSCF) is a diverse community of students, scholars, and families. Established in 1968, HLSCF is an official, independent, student-led group at HLS and benefits from historic partnerships with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Christian Legal Society, and the Harvard Chaplains.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/cf/
Emailhlscf@mail.law.harvard.edu

Coalition of International Students and Global Affairs

The Coalition of International Students and Global Affairs (CISGA) exists to (1) improve student life for international students at HLS and (2) advocate for international students, resources, and opportunities at HLS.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/cisga/
Emailcisga@mail.law.harvard.edu

Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law

The Harvard Law School Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law is the heart of sports and entertainment activity at HLS. CSEL works to bring together students and faculty who are interested in the intersection of the sports and entertainment industries and the law.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/csel/
Emailcsel@mail.law.harvard.edu

Couples and Families Association

The Harvard Law Couples and Families Association (HLCFA) is a social organization for students and their significant others (girl/boyfriends, fiancés, spouses, partners, and children). The organization offers many activities and resources to provide support and a community for those students who have come to Harvard with significant others or families.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hlcfa/
Email: hlcfa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Democrats

The HLS Democrats provides a means for Democrats at HLS to become involved in national, state, and local politics, to meet alumni with similar career goals, and to gain insight into the world of politics through organization trips and interactions with guest speakers.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/democrats/
Email: hlsdems@mail.law.harvard.edu

Disability Law Students Association

HLS Disability Law Students Association (DLSA) is an open and inclusive organization dedicated to providing a community and supporting students with all types of disabilities at HLS, and to the advancement of equal rights for individuals with disabilities at Harvard and beyond. DLSA is also a community for Students with Disabilities and Allies who are seeking to pursue a career in Disability Law or Advocacy. DLSA seeks to provide a community to raise, discuss and act on the legal issues facing the HLS disability community and the Disability community writ large.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/dlsa/
Email: dlsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Drama Society/Parody

The Mission of the Harvard Law School Drama Society is to provide an outlet for creative expression on campus. The Drama Society typically produces a straight play or musical in the fall, as well as the annual HLS Parody in the spring.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/drama/
Email: drama@mail.law.harvard.edu

Effective Altruism

The primary mission of the HLS Effective Altruism Law Students Association is to foster a culture of giving at HLS. The secondary mission is to encourage donation to proven, cost-effective causes.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/effectivealtruism/
Email: give@mail.law.harvard.edu

Environmental Law Society

The Harvard Environmental Law Society (HELS) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization directed and staffed by students at Harvard Law School. HELS was founded in 1970 by three Harvard Law students who perceived a pressing need for the Law School, and the law in general, to respond more effectively to the nation’s environmental problems.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/els/
Emailels@mail.law.harvard.edu

Equal Democracy Project

The Equal Democracy Project aims to dismantle the political barriers that contribute to our current, unequal democracy in the United States. We seek to end gerrymandering and voter suppression, challenge the outsized influence of money in politics, and reform the electoral process to more accurately represent the people. Equal Democracy achieves this through on-campus advocacy and community outreach, disseminating policy guidance to stakeholders, and partnering with pro-democracy organizations on research projects.

Email: equaldemocracy@mail.law.harvard.edu

European Law Association

Being the only Harvard Law student association predominantly focused on European (Union) law, Harvard European Law Association (HELA) hosts a wide range of activities. From lunch talks with Judges of the Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, to events and conversations with European and international professors, law firm partners, and other experts, HELA aspires to unite Harvard with the spirit of Europe. Our activities include an annual spring symposium, traditionally hosting renowned practitioners, judges, academics, policymakers, and lobbyists in European law from across the globe.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hela/
Email: hela@mail.law.harvard.edu

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy

The Harvard Federalist Society is a group of conservative, libertarian, and moderate law students. Our chief goal is to foster balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of individual freedom, limited government, and judicial restraint. Membership is open to all: our members hold diverse and often conflicting views on a broad range of issues.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/fedsoc/
Emailfedsoc@mail.law.harvard.edu

Financial Justice Coalition

The Financial Justice Coalition provides a space and structure for Harvard Law students to advocate for increasing the financial accessibility of Harvard Law School for students of all backgrounds. In its previous informal incarnation as the Coalition to Improve LIPP, the Financial Justice Coalition began to make important contributions to the HLS community, connecting alumni with current students, building important relationships with administrative staff and students at other law schools, and bringing together dozens of students at retreats and open events. There had previously been no other organization dedicated to connecting students around issues of financial justice at Harvard Law. The continuity between the Coalition to Improve LIPP and the Financial Justice Coalition’s membership allows this newly recognized organization to build on these contributions and continue to meet this unmet need.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/financialjustice/
Emailfjc@law.harvard.edu

First Class Law Students Association

HLS First Class is an inclusive and intersectional space for first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds to share and affirm our experiences, advocate for our communities, attend to our well-being, advance accessibility within the legal profession, and support our career aspirations.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/firstclass/
Email: firstclass@mail.law.harvard.edu

Food Law Society

The Food Law Society provides students with hands-on exposure to the numerous issues in law, policy, science and management that confront professionals in the fields of food law and food policy. Members participate in clinical projects and conferences, host speakers, take trips and collaborate with groups throughout the University and the world in their effort to address food issues.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/foodlaw/
Email: foodlawsociety@mail.law.harvard.edu

Forum

The Forum is a non-partisan student organization of Harvard Law School dedicated to bringing open discussion of a broad range of legal, political and social issues to the Harvard Law School campus.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hlsforum/
Emailhlsforum@mail.law.harvard.edu

Global South Dialogue

GSD is dedicated to promoting dialogue between students from or interested in issues affecting the Global South (countries in the “Third World” being Africa, Latin America, and Asia with interconnected histories of colonialism, neo-imperialism, and differential economic and social change, and minority groups in the West).We recognize the importance of a global culture and seek to facilitate understanding of transnational and postcolonial issues and to enable students to imagine and create strategies about law, socio-economic development, democracy and decolonization. We aim to provide a platform for students to engage in transnational and postcolonial dialogues, in informal and academic settings, in order to understand and learn how other Global South societies have responded to common issues.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/globalsouth/
Email: globalsouth@mail.law.harvard.edu

Golf Association

The Harvard Law School Golf Association (HLSGA) is a student organization dedicated to promoting the game of golf on campus, fostering camaraderie within the student body, and providing students with a context in which to develop skills of sport, communication, and business development, which will translate into a broad array of legal careers. In the worlds of business and law, golf often plays an important role in creating new relationships with potential clients, as well as strengthening relationships with existing clients and other business partners.

As an organization, the HLSGA strives to host leading legal professionals as well as top business leaders in the golf industry to expose students to law and business career opportunities related to the sport.  We foster this type of engagement with our vibrant and diverse student membership composed of students with demonstrated interest in law and business through lunch talks, intimate meals and coffee chats with students, golf outings, and participation as panelists in our Annual Symposium.  Past speakers have included the Chief Legal Officer of the United States Golf Association, representatives of PGA championship courses, top golf manufacturing brands, and others.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hlsga
Emailharvardlawgolf@mail.law.harvard.edu

GOP

HLS GOP is an organization for moderate, conservative, and libertarian students who identify with the Republican party. We organize events with party figures, establish relationships with local party organizations, and host discussions pertinent to the current political climate. In so doing, we hope to foster a community of individuals committed to improving both our country and the quality of life of our residents through limited government and free enterprise.

Emailhlsrepublicans@mail.law.harvard.edu

Harassment Assault Law-Student Team

The Harassment Assault Law-Student Team (HALT) is a law student-run organization that advocates for survivors of campus sexual assault, provides trainings and organizes educational events, and serves as a resource for the HLS community.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/halt/
Email: haltadvocates@gmail.com

Health Law Society

Harvard Health Law Society is a diverse organization united by an interest in health policy, health care law, biotechnology, bioethics, health and human rights, and a range of other health and law topics, with an eye toward a more just, ethical, and healthy society.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hlhcs/
Email: harvardhealthlaw@gmail.com

Human Rights and Business Association

The Human Rights and Business Association (HuB) brings together students who have an interest in the continuously developing field of business and human rights, corporate responsibility and accountability. The organization engages students from all Harvard schools and other universities in the greater Boston area in events, workshops and seminars, and provides a space where students can learn more about the field, network with experts, as well as explore future career opportunities.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hub/
Email: hubs@mail.law.harvard.edu

International Arbitration Law Students Association

For the first time in the history of Harvard Law School, a student association dedicated exclusively to promote international arbitration has been created! A group of Harvard Law School students, passionate about international arbitration, proposed to the Board of Students the creation of HIALSA to offer a forum for students to learn about and discuss emerging topics in international arbitration and to develop connections between students and successful practitioners.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/
Email: hialsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas serves to introduce interested members of the Harvard Law School community to the exciting world of wine at formal tastings, informal blind tasting workshops, and tasting dinners at area restaurants.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/vino/
Email: invinohls@gmail.com

Italian Law Association

The Harvard Italian Law Association (HILA) aims to bring students together who have an interest in the intersection between issues in Italian law, politics and culture and issues in the United States. We also strive to highlight current themes that have connections within the European Union and worldwide. Throughout the year, we bring in prominent guests from the political, academic and business world who are either based in Italy, have Italian roots, or have ties to the country. We also select U.S. based speakers and HLS professors to serve as moderators and discuss the overlap and significance of the issues discussed.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/italian/
Emailhila@mail.law.harvard.edu

JD/MPP Joint Degree

The HLS/HKS joint degree program supports and encourages students seeking an interdisciplinary education in government, public policy, and law, and prepares them for leadership positions in public service.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/jointdegree/
Email: jdmpp@mail.law.harvard.edu

Jewish Law Students Association

The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) is the affinity group for Jewish law students at Harvard Law School, running social, educational, cultural, and religious programming for all Jewish law students regardless of background or affiliation.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/jlsa/
Emailjlsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Justice for Palestine

Justice for Palestine (JFP) is a student group founded in 2000 after the start of the second Intifada in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. JFP is a community of HLS students concerned about the lack of campus-wide debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the at large misperceptions of the fundamental issues related to Palestine. JFP is committed to a secular, humanist, and legalistic approach to dialogue about Israel/Palestine and seeks to advocate the rights of the Palestinian people.

Email: jfp@mail.law.harvard.edu

Korean Association of Harvard Law School

The Korean Association of HLS (KAHLS) is a network of Korean students at Harvard Law. The organization’s goal is to develop a bond among the Korean JDs and LLMs and to function as a bridge between HLS and the larger, university-wide Korean community. It also provides information on events and news of the Harvard community that may be of particular interest to Korean students. Most of all, we are a close bunch and a good group of friends!

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/kahls/
Emailkahlsboard@gmail.com

La Alianza

La Alianza is an organization dedicated to providing support to Latino/a students at Harvard Law School and increasing understanding of the issues that face Latinos in the United States. La Alianza provides academic and career placement assistance for its members.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/alianza/
Emailalianza@mail.law.harvard.edu

Labor and Employment Action Project

The HLS Labor and Employment Action Project is an organization of students interested in labor and employment issues. We feel that the power of working people to organize themselves has become more, not less, essential in today’s changing economy, and undertake to explore and support such organization. Therefore, our activities include both education of ourselves and our community on labor and employment issues, and activism where we see a need to lend our voices to local or national struggles.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/leap/
Emaillabor@law.harvard.edu

Lambda

Lambda is a community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and allied students at Harvard Law School. As a social and political student organization, Lambda provides programming and events to serve LGBTQ students and allies at HLS. Lambda also plays an active role in the LGBTQ rights movement by organizing and sponsoring conferences, networking with national LGBTQ rights leaders, and connecting students with research and academic opportunities and activism related to gender and sexuality.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/lambda/
Emaillambda@mail.law.harvard.edu

Latter-day Saints

The Harvard Law School Latter-day Saints (HLLDS) is made up of HLS students and their families who are members of, or interested in, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. HLLDS provides support for students seeking to maintain a spiritual foundation during their study of the law and allows members to associate with other students who have similar religious backgrounds and interests. HLLDS became an official chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in 2005.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/lds/
Email: harvardlawlds@gmail.com

Law and Behavioral Science (LaBS)

Law & Behavioral Science (LaBS) is a student organization helping to bring groundbreaking behavioral science research that has profound implications for law and policy-making to the Harvard Law School community.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/labs/
Email: salms@mail.law.harvard.edu

Law and International Development Society

The Harvard Law & International Development Society (“LIDS”) is the premier student-run organization at Harvard University focused on issues at the intersection of law, policy and international development. LIDS members are graduate students at Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and other graduate schools in the Boston area.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/lids/
Email: lids@mail.law.harvard.edu

Law and Philosophy Students Society

Philosophy allows lawyers to understand the values and concepts inherent in the doctrine and determine the ideals we want our legal institutions to promote. The HLS Law & Philosophy Students Society offers a forum to discuss the ideas that will guide our work and our lives.

Email: lawphilosophy@mail.law.harvard.edu

Law and Technology Society

We are Harvard’s premier student organization for examining the way technology impacts the law. We use hackathons, collaborations with the Library Innovation Lab and independent research on legal tech law to probe the essential relationship between emerging technologies, legal practice and governance.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/techsoc/
Email: techsoc@mail.law.harvard.edu

Law Students for Life

Harvard Law Students for Life is a student-run, non-partisan, non-religious organization. We aim to provide a community in which students can develop pro-life approaches to moral and legal questions, and to advocate for pro-life perspectives in the broader law school community.

Harvard Law Students for Life believes that every human being possesses an inherent and inalienable right to life; that life begins at the moment of conception; and that justice demands protecting the dignity of the human person at every stage of life. Harvard Law Students for Life is dedicated to peacefully promoting its beliefs through education, discussion, community engagement, advocacy, and scholarship.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/studentsforlife/
Email: hlawstudentsforlife@gmail.com

Mexican Law Students Association

The Mexican Law Students Association reunites persons with special interest in issues related to Mexican domestic law and politics. “MxLSA” intends to reunite both Mexican nationals and foreign nationals to cooperate in projects aiming to generate a discussion regarding Mexican domestic issues and Mexico’s international relations.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/mexicanlsa/
Email: mexicanlsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Middle Eastern Law Students Association

The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) was created to promote a better understanding of the cultures, politics, and legal institutions of the Middle East, and to encourage students connected with the region to meet and exchange views. MELSA’s membership roster has included students who are American, Armenian, Egyptian, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Jordanian, Lebanese, Libyan, Pakistani, Saudi, Syrian, and Turkish. Students from all countries are warmly welcomed.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/melsa/
Emailmelsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Mock Trial Association

The Harvard Law School Mock Trial Association is a nationally recognized trial advocacy program that competes against other highly ranked law schools throughout the country in both civil and criminal cases. We hold tryouts each Fall, inviting everyone with an interest in trial advocacy. Whether you are a college mock trial veteran or new to the courtroom, we are excited to have you!

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/mocktrial/
Email: mootcourtboard@mail.law.harvard.edu

National Lawyers Guild – HLS Chapter

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. It seeks to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/nlg/
Emailhlsguild@mail.law.harvard.edu

National Security and Law Association

NSLA’s only objective is to promote discourse on national security at Harvard Law School. The organization brings distinguished national security scholars and practitioners to campus for lunchtime lectures, assists members with career advice and networking opportunities, provides academic resources to the entire Harvard community, and produces high-quality reports on pressing national security matters.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/nsla/
Emailnsla@mail.law.harvard.edu

Native American Law Students Association

The Harvard Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Native American students at Harvard Law School, and is composed of Native American law students and students interested in issues affecting the Native community.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/nalsa/
Emailnalsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)

For students standing at the intersection of marginalized communities, entering Harvard Law School can be an emotionally taxing endeavor. As a new student affinity group, QTPOC imagines a community in which queer and racial/ethnic identities receive equal weight. This enables collaboration with queer and POC affinity groups while also enabling tailored discussions on topics and issues uniquely relevant to queer and trans individuals that identify as people of color.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/qtpoc/
Email: QTPOC@mail.law.harvard.edu

Reparatory Justice Initiative

The Harvard Law School Reparatory Justice Initiative (RJI) was founded to explore what it means to repair social relationships defined by historical harms, through the lens of reparatory justice. RJI focus areas for discussion and cross-pollination of ideas include reparations in the U.S. context, regionally in the Caribbean, and in the international transitional justice and human rights arenas. They also consider the role of education, truth, and memory as non-monetary elements of reparatory justice, and the search for common ground with the wide range of voices that remain skeptical of reparations.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/rji/
Email: rji@mail.law.harvard.edu

Rule of Law

HLS Rule of Law Society is a student-run organization that strives to create opportunities through which students and the wider community can develop a critical and comprehensive understanding of the rule of law. As a non-partisan organization, we aim to bring together and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and interests to examine, discuss, and ultimately advocate for the rule of law in our communities at every level.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/ruleoflaw/
E-mail: rol@mail.law.harvard.edu

South Asian Law Students Association

The Harvard South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) provides a forum for those in the Harvard Law School community interested in South Asian American and South Asian legal issues.

SALSA aims to seed dialogue in the legal, cultural, and political contexts through lectures, panels, film screenings, and social events and to connect students to legal professionals and firms interested in diversity outreach.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/salsa/
Emailharvardsalsa@gmail.com

Space Law Society

The Space Law Society seeks to promote the study, practice, and development of space law on campus. Space Law Society hosts speakers, organizes field trips, and coordinates social events to further education and enthusiasm about space law.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/space
Emailspace@mail.law.harvard.edu

Street Justice Coalition

As the only student group on campus dedicated to involving students in issues surrounding homelessness and poverty, the HLS Street Justice Coalition will fill a void both here on campus and in the surrounding community. As part of the Coalition, students will have the opportunity to learn about homelessness, its causes and effects, and the legal needs of the homeless community through volunteering, advocacy and research. Further, through work at Y2Y Harvard Square, the first student-run youth homeless shelter in the nation, HLS students will be working to serve hundreds of underserved homeless youth in the Greater Boston Area.

Website: http://orgs.law.harvard.edu/streetjusticecoalition
Email: homelessness@mail.law.harvard.edu

Student Government

The primary and most important purpose of Student Government is to advocate for the interests of the student body, to the faculty, administration, and others whose decisions affect student life at HLS. Student Government also serves to:

  1. To organize and provide services to the student body, to the extent that those services are not provided
    by HLS.
  2. To organize events that promote campus-wide community-building.
  3. To oversee the formation of student groups at HLS.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/studentgovernment/
Email: studentgov@mail.law.harvard.edu

Student Mental Health Association

The Harvard Law School Student Mental Health Association for (SMHA) serves to:

  1. To provide an understanding, compassionate ear for anyone seeking support
  2. To eliminate mental health stigma in all its forms on the law school campus and in the field of law
  3. To raise awareness of mental health resources on campus
  4. To promote cultural, anthropological, and sociopolitical study of mental health and illness in the global context
  5. To participate in the international mental health rights movement

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/smha/
Email: smha@mail.law.harvard.edu

Student Public Interest Network

The Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) seeks to support public interest students at HLS by building a supportive community and advocating for the unique needs of those going into public interest careers.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/spin
Emailspin@mail.law.harvard.edu

Students for Life

Harvard Law Students for Life is a student-run, non-partisan, non-religious organization. We aim to provide a community in which students can develop pro-life approaches to moral and legal questions, and to advocate for pro-life perspectives in the broader law school community. Harvard Law Students for Life believes that every human being possesses an inherent and inalienable right to life; that life begins at the moment of conception; and that justice demands protecting the dignity of the human person at every stage of life. Harvard Law Students for Life is dedicated to peacefully promoting its beliefs through education, discussion, community engagement, advocacy, and scholarship.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/studentsforlife/
Email: hlawstudentsforlife@gmail.com

Tax Help Club

HLS TaxHelp provides low-income individuals and families with free, confidential tax assistance in preparing state and federal tax returns. Volunteer students receive all the necessary training and are certified through the IRS.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/taxhelp/
Emailhls.taxhelp@gmail.com

Tax Law and Financial Regulation Students Association

A student organization with the purpose to introduce students to two of the most complex areas of law-tax law and financial regulatory law. Providing practical insight when it comes to questions regarding equality, fair chances, and distribution of wealth that compliment in-class education.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/taxlaw/
Email: taxfin@mail.law.harvard.edu

The Texas Club

Turkish Law Association

The HLS Students Turkish Law Association  is a student-run organization that aims to provide opportunities for students and alumni from or with an interest in Turkey to remain connected to Turkey and to each other and to contribute to the Harvard Law School community.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/turkish/
Email: hlstlsa@mail.law.harvard.edu

West Coast Club

The West Coast Club’s mission is to provide a platform for community building at Harvard Law School for students from, or those interested in working in, the West Coast region of the United States. The West Coast Club is dedicated to supporting the academic, personal, and professional development of its membership. The West Coast Club’s goals include educating West Coast Club members about West Coast’s legal landscape, fostering long-lasting professional relationships, assisting HLS students in identifying, applying, and securing employment opportunities, as well as providing a forum for cultural exchange and integration.

Website: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/westcoast/
Email: westcoast@mail.law.harvard.edu

Women’s Law Association

The Harvard Women’s Law Association is a diverse, non-partisan, feminist and womanist organization committed to building a vibrant and supportive community for women during their time at Harvard Law School and beyond. In furtherance of this mission, we advocate for gender equity and bolster women in pursuit of their professional and personal goals. We empower our members with academic resources, mentorship, and professional development opportunities while providing members and alumnae with a lasting community.

Websitehttps://orgs.law.harvard.edu/wla/
Emailwla@mail.law.harvard.edu