Energy and Environmental Law Society (EELS): Pitt Law School's student organization focused on environmental and energy law. The group organizes events involving the the professional and social interests of students who want to pursue environmental and energy law and those who have an interest in these areas of law. Events include panel speakers, networking events, and social events in and out of the law school. EELS also shares information to the students including environmental and energy law focused writing competitions, scholarships, and conferences. The organization aims to promote the complex and fascinating interrelations of environmental and energy law with all areas of legal practice.
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
International Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA): JLSA's goal is to help meet the needs of Jewish students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, by providing a community and forum to discuss Jewish social, cultural, legal, and religious topics. Our organization includes secular as well as observant students, and all of our events are open to the entire law school community. Activities include social events, speakers on Jewish and/or legal topics, and events celebrating Jewish holidays.
Mindfulness in Law Society: The Mindfulness in Law Society aims to enhance well-being among Pitt Law students by educating them about the benefits of mindfulness practices, implementing programs that increase mental health awareness, and connecting them to a network of supportive legal professionals that advocate for practicing mindfulness in their daily lives. If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moot Court Board
OUTlaw: OUTlaw's mission is to create a supportive community within the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and to raise awareness of law-related issues specific to the LGBTQ community. In order to achieve that mission, OUTLaw coordinates professional development activities, educational programs, and social events geared towards LGBTQ students and allies at Pitt Law.
Phi Alpha Delta
Pitt Law Democrats: an independent student group. We arrange for a range of politicians to come to the law school, ranging from representatives to the U.S. Congress to justices elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. We also arrange paths for students to get involved in voter registration and local canvassing. If you have a passion for local politics, or have recently moved to Pittsburgh and want to learn more, please find us on Facebook or at one of our events!
Pitt Law Women's Association: founded to give female law students a community within a male-dominated field. As women's equality in the law has grown, PLWA has changed as well into an organization dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women in the law and helping to provide career guidance and support to anyone who is dedicated to furthering gender equity in the profession.
Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF): a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting law students who accept public interest summer internships. These internships are typically unpaid, and PLISF believes a student should not have to turn down a position they truly want due to lack of financing options. Throughout the year, PLISF fundraises to provide scholarships to students taking public interest internship positions. PLISF also holds events, coordinates volunteer opportunities, and advertises job openings to support and promote student interest and practice in public interest law.
Prisoner Legal Support Project: a student-led organization that advocates for prisoners' rights and criminal justice reform. We are an action-oriented group that assists incarcerated individuals with legal research, works with community organizations to mobilize for legislative change, and raises awareness about particular issues faced by the prison population. We especially focus on the struggles faced by racial minorities, religious minorities, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. Our members volunteer their time to positively impact individuals who are experiencing abuse, discrimination, or other injustices.