UC Law SF is home to multiple student organizations, journals, and teams – and they make up the lifeblood of student life on campus.  Through their events, mentorship programs, and community engagement, our student organizations help students grow their professional networks and connections, develop skills, explore opportunities on and off campus, and build lifelong friendships.  Approximately 50 to 70 student organizations register with the campus annually, and our currently active ones are listed below.  In addition, we also have multiple other student engagement opportunities, some of which are listed below as well.

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Affinity Groups

Our affinity groups bring together students of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.

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Advocacy & Volunteer

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of non-legal volunteer work in the community.

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Athletic Activities

The gym at the Tower allows students to stay active during their time at UC Law SF.

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The Journals at UC Law SF publish scholarly articles, essays, and student  notes. First-year students who wish to participate on a journal during their second year are required to enter the Inter-Journal Writing Competition.

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Political organizations at UC Law SF provide a means for students to become involved in national, state, and local politics.

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Topic Based

UC Law SF supports the work of over 20 student organizations that cover a wide range of topics.

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Trial Advocacy

UC Law SF is consistently named one of the top trial team programs in the U.S. according to rankings of interscholastic law school trial competitions.

Launch Competition Teams and Journals

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Resources for Current Students

Current Student Organization leaders should consult the current Student Organization Handbook and the Student Organization Sharknet page for information regarding student organizations and the most common issues that arise. Please contact the Associate Director for Student Life & Inclusion with any questions, concerns, or to start a new organization.

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Upcoming Student Org Events

Supreme Court of California Symposium

A symposium of appellate attorneys that regularly advocate in front of the Supreme Court of California.

Sep 6
Event Date September 6th
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Event Location 198 Auditorium