Memphis Law has 15 active registered student organizations. Each organization is listed
below with contact information. Throughout a student’s law school career many find it extremely beneficial to be a part of one
or a few student organizations. Please click here for the comprehensive Law School Organization Directory.
Association for Women Attorneys
President: Rebecca Alcover Bobo
The Association for Women Attorneys student chapter is an organization dedicated to
promoting the interests, education, and advancements of women attorneys. Along with
the AWA professional chapter, the AWA student chapter regularly coordinates scholarship
opportunities, speaking engagements, and meetings for members. Please contact the
Memphis Chapter of the AWA or email@example.com for further information.
Black Law Students Association
President: Jayniece Higgins
Founded in 1966, the Black Law Students Association seeks to promote the professional
needs of African-American law students through promoting professional competence and
increasing awareness of the needs of the African American community. For further
information, please contact The National BLSA.
Christian Legal Society
President: Ryan Dalton
The Christian Legal Society is a non-denominational national organization dedicated
to serving Jesus Christ and committed to offering law from a balanced, Christian perspective.
Society activities include monthly meetings, guest speakers, and annual barbeques
that provide further opportunities for Christian fellowship. For further information,
please contact The Christian Legal Society.
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
President: Jeremy Armstrong
The Federalist Society is a group composed of conservatives and libertarians interested
in promoting awareness of Federalist policies, including separation of powers, state-centered
power, and judiciary say-so in law. Please see The Federalist Society for further information.
The University of Memphis Law Review
Editor-in-Chief: Jane Marie Lewis
The Law Review is a student publication committed to producing a scholarly, legal journal. All of
the articles published in the journal are selected by students and edited by students.
The notes and comments selected for publication are also written and edited by students.
The goal is to provide a publication that will benefit practitioners, judges, professors,
students, and others that use this journal in their practice, on the bench, in the
classroom, or in their legal research.
Law School Art Review
President: Christopher Santirojprapai
The Law School Art Review Trustees (aka "LSART" or "Art Review") connects students,
alumni, administration and faculty, and the local art community in promoting the display
of art throughout the law school building. Goals include providing a forum for students
to express their opinions regarding the visual atmosphere of the law school, providing
insight regarding the placement of artwork, growing the law school's own collection,
and developing a lasting relationship between the law school and the downtown community.
Active membership in LSART is free and open to all currently enrolled University of
Memphis students, while associate membership is free and open to all faculty, staff,
and members of the community.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)
President: Kaleigh Rose Thacker
LSRJ is a non-partisan, non-profit, national network of law students and lawyers.
This organization believes that reproductive justice will exist when all people can
exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether,
when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination,
coercion, or violence. LSRJ works to educate law students and members of the general
public about reproductive justice issues. This organization invites guest speakers,
hosts panel discussions and coordinates with other RSOs and organizations in the community.
Please see lsrj.org for further information.
Memphis Association of Law and Business
President: Zach Jones
The Memphis Association of Law and Business is the premier student group addressing
legal issues that affect the business community. MALB provides a forum for students
and the business community to explore issues at the convergence of law and business. Through
MALB students are able to pursue interests in business, network with members of the
business community, and build relationships with students and faculty at the Fogelman
School of Business. MALB regularly hosts lectures, panels, and other special events.
Mental Health Law & Policy Journal
Editor-in-Chief: Jessica Sulivan
The objective of the Journal is to provide a unique scholarly publication dedicated to mental health law and policy
that will foster dialogue and debate on a wide range of critical issues that have
often gone under-addressed in the law.
Mental Health Law Society
President: Megan Warden
Moot Court Board
Chief Justice: Angela Harris
The Moot Court Board is dedicated to recognizing, coordinating and fostering excellence
in both the appellate and trial advocacy. Duties of the Board include advertising,
organizing, and coordinating all intraschool competitions.
OUTLAW is a law student organization geared specifically towards gay, bisexual, lesbian,
and trans-gendered legal issues. The Gay-Straight Alliance promotes equality and
civil rights while maintaining visibility in the Memphis legal community as a resource
for the gay population. For more information, please contact the Human Rights Campaign website or the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Chapter Justice: Sarah Atkinson
With over 300,000 members, Phi Alpha Delta is the nation’s largest co-ed professional
law fraternity. It exists to promote the welfare of each member as well as the community
by fostering lasting relationships between teachers and students of law, promoting
the ideals of liberty and equal justice under the law, stimulating excellence in scholarship,
inspiring virtues of compassion and courage, and fostering integrity and professional
competence. For further information, please visit Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity’s national website.
Public Action Law Society
President: Chris Martin
The Public Action Law Society (PALS) at the University of Memphis is a student-led
organization that seeks to promote volunteerism, community service, and a pattern
of activities that will instill in participants a desire to continue in pro bono work
after becoming attorneys. PALS coordinates volunteers for a number of different organizations.
Volunteers are connected to community service organizations that match the students’
interests and abilities.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
President: Sam Herrmann
Since 1996, The Sports and Entertainment Law Society has published The University of Memphis Sports and Entertainment Law Society Newsletter, which focuses on the diverse topics related to sports law such as labor relations,
player eligibility, and minority and women’s rights.
Student Bar Association
President: Blair Beaty
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is dedicated to connecting all University of Memphis
School of Law students into one body to foster fellowship and cooperation as well
as advance the aims and purposes of the School of Law. Duties of the association
include creating forums to resolve student issues, plan students activities, and partner
with other university departments for the advancement of common interests. All students
enrolled in the School of Law are automatically members of the SBA.
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
President: Caroline Giovannetti
The Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA) student chapter is a group of students
who work with local attorneys that are primarily engaged in defense litigation, who
exchange ideas, techniques and information through the association with students.
The TDLA hosts several events throughout the year where students will have the opportunity
to network with local attorneys and create professional relationships. The TDLA works
with several local law firms and attorneys to offers shadowing opportunities where
students can attend trials, depositions, hearings, and mediations with an attorney
of their choice. Membership in TDLA is $25 for the year and is open to all students
enrolled in the School of Law.