Pre-Law Registered Student Organizations

Looking to get involved?  Want to connect with other pre-law students? Check out details and highlights for the University of Illinois pre-law student organizations!

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Asian Pre-Law Association (APLA)

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About: “APLA strives to provide a space/community for Asian-American and Pacific Islanders to discuss unique issues and stigmas facing AAPI in the law while supporting AAPI throughout the law school application process and/or pursual of a career in law/politics through resources and workshops, particularly AAPI-interest law.”

Illinois Trial Team

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About: “We are a pre-law organization that focuses on creating legal arguments, public speaking, and teamwork. Teams work together to analyze a case, create a theme and theory, and make arguments. We also offer fun social events, networking opportunities, and amazing academic resources.”

Illinois Undergraduate Law Review

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About: “The primary goals of the UGLR are to foster discussion, promote awareness, and provide experience.”

Illinois Undergraduate Moot Court Team

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About: “The primary goals of the Illinois Undergraduate Moot Court Team are: 1) to provide undergraduates the opportunity to learn about and engage in appellate advocacy; 2) to teach undergraduates how to create and present convincing, coherent, and organized written and oral arguments, and 3) to allow undergraduates to explore their interests in varied topics within constitutional law.

Kappa Alpha Pi (KAP)

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About: “Kappa Alpha Pi is a co-ed professional pre-law fraternity. We strive for excellence in professionalism and with our academics, while also creating a welcoming organization. We do this by implementing our three pillars: professionalism, service, and brotherhood as we provide members with professional resources and experience in the legal field.”

Lady Justice Journal

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About: “The primary goals of the Lady Justice Journal are: to expand and encourage scholarly discussion related to the political sciences; to widen the publishing sphere of undergraduate research in the political sciences; and to provide a base of support and community for undergraduates’ original work.”

Latinx in Law

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About: “Our organization is committed to fostering a community for Latino students interested in law by providing a supportive platform for personal and professional growth. Through various events, workshops, and meetings, we aim to equip our members with the necessary tools to succeed in law school and beyond. We recognize the underrepresentation of Latinos in the legal profession and seek to show that there is a place for our community in this field. Our mission is to empower and guide each other to achieve success and make a meaningful impact in the legal industry. By offering a supportive network of like-minded individuals, we strive to create a community where members can flourish.”

Minority Association for Future Attorneys (MAFA)

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About: “Founded to assist, support, and advance pre-law students on their journey to law school and becoming successful attorneys. MAFA provides resources for minority students including but not limited to; scholarship opportunities, mentorship, LSAT preparation, and information regarding Graduate Education. MAFA creates a safe space for minority pre-law students to network and meet potential colleagues and works to positively influence minority matriculation to Law School in order to create more spaces for minorities in law.”

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

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About: “Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is the largest professional law fraternity in the United States. Founded in 1902, P.A.D. has since grown to 717 established pre-law, law, and alumni chapters and over 330,000 initiated members. The primary goals are: to provide exposure and resources to undergraduate students interested in studying law; to help grow important professional and networking skills while being in a community of your peers; and to foster connection and philanthropy in the U-C community.”

Phi Delta Phi (PDP)

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About: “Phi Delta Phi is the nation’s oldest legal honor society in continual existence. Phi Delta Phi boasts one of the most impressive lists of alumni out there, offering some of the best membership benefits available, and creating a space for like-minded individuals to gather. Whether you are looking for a place to network, a place to learn, or simply a community of accepting individuals, this organization has something to offer.”

UIUC Pre-Law Club

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About: “The UI Pre-Law club gives students the opportunity to learn more about their pre-law journey. We host informational events with law school professors and also host LSAT information sessions. Most importantly, we allow students to network with other pre-law students.”

UIUC Pre-Law Honors Society

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About: “The Pre-Law Honors Society is an organization that empowers high-achieving undergraduate students to pursue a future in the legal field. We are committed to providing our members with comprehensive pre-law education, offering LSAT prep workshops, law school trips, law school admission speakers, social events, and more. Our primary mission is also to prepare our members for success in law school and beyond by cultivating their professional development, facilitating networking with legal professionals, and engaging in impactful philanthropic initiatives. Together, we pledge to foster a community of like-minded, dedicated pre-law students who are poised to excel in their legal careers with a sense of social responsibility.”

Women’s Undergraduate Law Society (WULS)

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About: “WULS aims to be a space for prospective lawyers to discuss the role of women in the law. We strive to provide a network for prospective lawyers who identify as female. Another goal of WULS is to help prepare members for taking the LSAT and applying to law school.”