Student Organizations are the cornerstones of student life at UC College of the Law, San Francisco. These affinity groups bring together students of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
The purpose of the Armenian Law Students Association at UC Law SF (ALSA) is to promote greater diversity at UC Law SF. ALSA aims to provide exposure to Armenian culture and issues affecting the Armenian people as well as facilitating cooperation with the greater community through leadership, scholarship, and services. ALSA is dedicated to the protection of international human rights and aims to struggle against crimes against humanity world-wide. ALSA promotes strong relationships between students and legal professionals of Armenian descent.
UC Law SF Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), is a community committed to elevating Asian Pacific American voices on campus and promoting justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific American Law Students! APALSA is passionate about connecting with Asian Pacific American professionals through mentorships, professional and academic panels, and social events.
The purpose of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is to: articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law students at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Law SF); foster professional competence among Black law students at the University of UC Law SF; provide an environment which will promote unity and camaraderie among Black law students; influence society as well as the legal community to bring about meaningful change in the legal system to meet the needs of the Black community; motivate and facilitate successful matriculation through the law school and bar passage process; create and maintain active relationships between BLSA other student organizations and the larger law school community; and to cultivate relationships with Black law students and Black attorneys.
The purpose of UC Law Christians to establish a faithful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ at UC Law SF. UC Law Christians hopes to accomplish this goal in three primary ways: encourage members to joyfully commit to a local church (John 17:20-34, Heb 10:24-25); foster community; assist law students to serve Christ fully in their legal vocations.
First Generation Professionals (FGP) is a student-led group that strives to address the transition and integration of first-generation law students into UC Law SF and the legal profession through mentorship, career advising, and social activities. FGP’s goal is to create a diverse community that fosters inclusiveness, well-being, and professional support throughout students’ time at UC Law SF while advocating for the recognition of our lived experiences as the first in our families to pursue a legal education.
The purpose of UC Law SF Hawaii Hui is to provide a community for all UC Law SF students and alumni from, or with ties to, Hawaii, to promote a sense of unity and ‘ohana. UC Law SF Hawaii Hui strives to: provide a community for all UC Law SF students and alumni who are interested in learning about Hawaii, its people, history, and culture; facilitate the success of all members through the law school, bar passage, and job hunting processes; give back to the Hawaii and San Francisco communities and affirmatively affect positive change in both locations.
The purpose of the Jewish Law Students Association (HJLSA) is to promote Jewish life and activities on campus and build a diverse legal network of alumni, professionals, and students.
The purpose of the Iranian Law Students Association (ILSA) is to promote Iranian culture and diversity at UC Law SF. ILSA strives to create networking opportunities for group members.
Welcome to MELS! The Middle Eastern Law Society is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization seeking to support and improve its members’ experiences in their law school career and future legal professions. We host networking and social opportunities for students to connect with past, present, and future MELS(A) and UC Law SF alums of all different backgrounds. MELS ultimate purpose is to create a social platform to encourage Middle Eastern students to meet, interact, and support one another’s academic, professional, and social endeavors.
The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness of tribal sovereignty and indigenous rights issues. INALSA is inclusive and all members of the University of California College of the Law San Francisco?s (hereinafter UC Law SF?s) community are welcome. We aim to provide personal, professional, and cultural support to Indigenous and Native American law students and to foster a community among all law students who are interested in Indian legal issues by engaging in volunteer work and cultural activities.
The purpose of UC Law SF OUTLAW (hereinafter “OUTLAW”) is to promote a positive atmosphere at UC Law SF for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, androgynous, two-spirit, queer, questioning students and their allies. An equally important objective of OUTLAW is to educate the community-at-large about the issues and concerns of the LGBTQIA community in order to alleviate and eradicate homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other affronts to the dignity of individuals. OUTLAW also seeks to promote strong ties between the organization and other student organizations through outreach and community-building activities.
PALS was started to address legal and social issues relevant to the Pilipinx community, but we welcome all individuals, regardless of ethnic background, who are interested in Pilipinx issues and increasing cultural diversity in the legal profession.
Sikh Law Students Association (Sikh LSA) is a supportive and inclusive organization for Sikh students and their peers. Sikh-Americans have faced tense social climates; therefore, Sikh LSA is dedicated to educating students and fostering a unified community at UC Law SF. Sikh LSA members gain peer support and mentorship in their transition to law school and have the opportunity to participate in networking opportunities and community service/pro-bono work in the Bay Area.
The purpose of the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco shall be to provide an organizational framework to address issues of concern to the South Asian Community. SALSA is designed to promote a better understanding and appreciation of South Asian issues legally, politically, and socially. SALA will invite the participation of local South Asian attorneys, judges, scholars, and political figures to educate and inspire SALSA members of UC Law SF. In addition to culturally-inspired events such as the annual UC Law SF Diwali Dinner, SALSA members will be provided with various opportunities to engage in the South Asian community.
Latinx Law Students Association formerly La Raza Law Students Association is an interethnic and multicultural group at UC Law SF dedicated to promoting diversity in the law school classroom and the legal profession. As the largest organization on campus, La Raza finds its strength in the diversity and dedication of its members. Though, individually, we have different backgrounds and perspectives, collectively, we share the same vision of success for all of our members as they navigate law school and transition into the practice of law.
The purpose of the Vietnamese American Law Society (VALS) is to encourage and promote the professional growth of its members; to foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the community at large; and to support the Vietnamese legal community.
The Women of Color Collective at UC Law SF is a student organization focused on the legal experience and accomplishments of women of color while at UC Law SF and thereafter. The Women of Color Collective seeks to create a safe and confidential space for self-identified women of color at UC Law SF.
WOCC is dedicated to empowering and supporting women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people of color at UC Law SF and the legal profession.
(please note the WOOC email only has one “o” in the email address and the acronym WOOC is pronounced “woke” as in to be awake and aware)
Women’s Law Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession.Women’s Law Society seeks to support and improve the experiences of women law students and lawyers. Obstacles to equal participation hinder not only women in the law, but also their colleagues, clients, children, and communities. Women’s Law Society consequently strives to aid women in overcoming barriers and achieving gender parity in the legal profession. In doing so, Women’s Law Society spreads the word: women’s victories are everyone’s victories. The National Women Law Students’ Organization is a subsidiary commission of the national chapter of Ms. JD. This club is affiliated with the national organization Ms. JD.