Student Organizations: A to Z


Alliance of Students at the Polls (ASAP)

The Alliance of Students at the Polls (ASAP) was founded to empower law students across the country to support their local election officials and ensure a functioning democracy. With those founding intentions, ASAP has pivoted its focus from assisting with election management to the issue of election confidence, and works to create a network of law students across the country to create a website to answer election-related questions.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team (ADRT)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team (ADRT) is an ABA Student Division Program dedicated to helping law students hone practical skills through competitions that focus on client counseling and methods of dispute resolution other than litigation. ADRT members compete against each other to advance to the regional level in national competitions. In recent years, team members have competed in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition, the ABA LASD Client Counseling Competition and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Advocacy in Mediation Competition. The ADR team also hosts an annual tournament at the Law School focused on educating students in developing their skills in ADR. Learn more: ADRT

American Constitution Society (ACS)

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a national network of progressive law students, lawyers, judges, and policymakers. ACS seeks to promote a vision of the Constitution that emphasizes individual rights, equal access to justice, and the separation of powers. The ACS chapter at the Law School supports and influences this progressive vision through an array of speakers, events, and legal projects that are aimed at provoking thought and debate about our Constitution in the 21st century. Learn more: ACS

Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society (ACHLS) 

The Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society (ACHLS) is a student organization that aims to encourage interest in issues related to art and cultural heritage law, foster relationships between the student body and the broader art and cultural heritage community, and place ACHLS members in post-graduate positions in the fields of art, cultural heritage, and museum law. Learn more: ACHLS

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) 

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is a cultural, academic, advocacy, and social group dedicated to enriching the lives of all W&M Law students, but focuses especially on the concerns of Asian Pacific Americans. Our goals are to provide academic support, create a fun social environment, increase the enrollment of minority students, inform people of issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community, and strengthen the relationship between current Asian Pacific American students and alumni. Learn more: APALSA

Barristers' Softball Council (BSC) 

The Barristers' Softball Council (BSC) exists to give students the ability to compete in softball events and competitions and enjoy a relaxing, fun break from the rigors of legal study. Students bond at practices and tournaments forming great friendships with members of all Law School graduating classes that will last beyond their time in law school. BSC also provides opportunities to connect with students at other law schools through tournaments up and down the east coast. No prior experience is necessary and players of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Learn more: BSC

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) furthers the academic, social, and professional needs and goals of the black law student. BLSA is proudly affiliated with the National Black Law Students Association. BLSA members work together to foster a successful learning environment that focuses on building the skills and confidence of its members. Members also participate in social activities and community service projects. Two of BLSA's most significant accomplishments are its Law Day and Oliver Hill Weekend. On Law Day, BLSA invites undergraduate minority college students to the Law School to give them an introduction to the school and encourage graduate education. Oliver Hill Weekend was established to honor an African-American man who was at the forefront for the legal fight for racial equality and is the forum of BLSA's annual celebration of success during the school year. Learn more: BLSA 

Blockchain Legal Society (BCLS)                                                                                                              

The Blockchain Legal Society (BCLS) is a collection of future attorneys, regulators, and concerned citizens who believe that distributed ledger technology such as blockchains and cryptocurrencies may be the most effective way to reconstruct fundamental institutions from the bottom up in a more fair, equitable, sustainable, secure, and democratic manner than possible under the current legacy system. BCLS recognizes that in order to achieve economies of scale and the proliferation of technology, society has ceded authority to powerful centralized actors, whether they be technocrats, governments, or the financial sector. Regardless of which particular actor or institution is occupying the role of intermediary in this system, all of them have incredible incentives to deceive and cut corners at the expense of the most vulnerable populations. BCLS seeks to advance blockchains and cryptocurrencies as alternatives to this system and promote information and knowledge about such technologies among Law School students. No technical skills are required to participate; BCLS is as much a study of government, law, and finance as it is a study of technology. Learn more: BCLS

Business Law Society (BLS)

The Business Law Society (BLS) provides an intellectual forum for students at the Law School to engage in a robust discussion of business law issues, defined broadly and covering securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, contracts, and regulatory work in the banking and financial sectors, among other subjects. The Society's purpose is to promote awareness of business related legal issues within the Law School community and to provide members with opportunities to develop relationships in the business legal community. The Society hosts numerous speakers during the academic year, regularly partners with the Office of Career Services to advance alumni and alumnae engagement, and connects Law School students with alumni and alumnae who practice in business litigation and transactional work across the country. Learn more: BLS

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) exists to inspire, encourage, and equip lawyers and law students, both individually and in community, to proclaim, love, and serve Jesus Christ through the study and practice of law, the defense of religious freedom, and the provision of legal service to the poor. CLS is dedicated to seeking justice with the love of God following His principles: helping members faithfully serve Jesus in their professions, relationships, communities, and churches, influencing the legal profession and the law in accordance with His teachings, and serving others as He would serve them. CLS is open to all members of the legal community but especially focuses on all denominations of Christianity. Learn more: CLS

Comparative Legal Student Scholars (CLSS)

Comparative Legal Student Scholars (CLSS) is the student division of the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. The group is dedicated to offering law students a wide range of academic and real-world professional experiences in the field of post-conflict peacebuilding and actively works to foster interest among students in issues relating to international legal systems and comparative law, bridging the gap between domestic policies and international concerns. Learn more: CLSS

Comparative Jurist (CJ)

The Comparative Jurist (CJ) is a student-run international and comparative law blog that, since its founding in 2016, has been an independent conglomerate of the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding at the Law School. The Comparative Jurist strives to serve both the Law School community and the wider field of international and transnational law by engaging students, practitioners, and experts worldwide in discussions on contemporary international and comparative legal issues through short-form, opinion-oriented content. Learn more: CJ Blog

Criminal Law Society (CLS) 

The Criminal Law Society (CLS) aims to encourage student discussion and exploration of the criminal law practice field. To promote this goal, CLS sponsors events where speakers debate and discuss pertinent topics on criminal law and hosts an annual 1L mock trial tournament each fall. In addition, CLS supports local criminal justice reform organizations with advocacy projects. Recent efforts have included drafting petitions that resulted in the posthumous pardon of the Martinsville Seven by Virginia Governor Ralph Northa and research projects focused on the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn more: CLS

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Society (DPCLS)                                                                                             

The Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Legal Society (DPCLS) is a community for law students interested in legal issues related to cybersecurity, data privacy, the internet, and other technology. Our organization serves as a center of resources for students interested in pursuing related careers, with events throughout the academic year that provide members an opportunity to explore their interests and network with current practitioners in this space. DPCLS also offers the opportunity to publish original pieces in our in-house publication, Hivemind. Learn more: DPCLS

Disability Alliance (DA)

Disability Alliance (DA) is a chapter of the National Disabled Law Students Association (NDLSA). As such, DA seeks to advocate for people with disabilities, cultivate allyship within the law school community, and raise awareness of issues in disability law. DA aims to foster an environment and support where law students and lawyers are easily able to obtain the accommodations necessary to achieve career success. Additionally, the Disability Alliance aims to help eliminate the stigma associated with disabilities within the legal profession. Lastly, the Disability Alliance wants to educate the law school community about physical and mental disabilities so that W&M Law School students may become more disability-aware lawyers, ultimately enhancing the diversity of the legal profession. Learn more: DA

Election Law Society (ELS) 

The Election Law Society (ELS) is the student organization that works under the Election Law Program to promote education and discussion about issues surrounding the American electoral process. ELS is a multi-partisan student organization that organizes an annual voter registration drive, educational and speaker events, and multiple social functions throughout the year. In the spring semester, the group hosts its annual symposium, which covers the upcoming elections and the effects that current election laws will have on candidates, campaigns, and results. Learn more: ELS

Family and Education Law Society (FELS)

The Family and Education Law Society (FELS) promotes awareness of the legal needs and rights of children and encourages students to become active children's advocates. The society sponsors programs such as lectures and lunches with visiting scholars and practitioners and also seeks to increase student involvement with organizations that provide legal services for children and organizations that aim to advance children's rights. Learn more: FELS

The Federalist Society (FedSoc)

The William & Mary Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (FedSoc) is a group of law students dedicated to bringing conservative and libertarian ideas into the Law School community. The Society sponsors debates, speeches, and panels to advance the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is "emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is," not what it should be. Learn more: FedSoc 

First Generation Student Alliance (FGSA)

The First-Generation Student Alliance (FGSA) aims to provide a forum for a mutual support system for first-generation law students. The group exists to help first-generation law students achieve success through academic preparation and career development. FGSA seeks to provide members with networking opportunities and an inclusive environment to share common struggles. Our ultimate goal is to work with students to develop our diverse identities, navigate campus resources, and form partnerships with alumni and alumnae. Learn more: FGSA

Ghost Law Society (GLS)

The law may be a living and evolving body, but it certainly has skeletons in its closet! Ghost Law Society aims to raise student spirits by engaging with Williamsburg’s unique history while exploring how the law deals with cultural concepts of supernatural phenomenon. GLS promotes community by engaging not only with the ghoulish history of William & Mary but also encouraging students to make time for themselves and engage in the less serious aspects of being a law student. We believe that by exploring cases and legal history that touch on shared myths and spooky events students will be reminded that the law can also be a creative practice. Ghost Law Society hosts scary movie nights, ghost tours, and sometimes speakers who can tell macabre stories of law and lawyers past. Join if you dare! Learn more: GHS

Health Law and Policy Society (HLPS)

The Health Law & Policy Society (HLPS) provides a resource and forum for students to explore the many areas of this wide field of law. The group sponsors many speakers and seminars in the health law field throughout the year, including a career panel each fall and a student-led symposium in the spring. It also offers opportunities for networking and serves as a resource for planning classes, internships, and beyond. Learn more: HLPS                                                                                                           

Honor Council

The Honor Code at the Law School exists to provide a living and learning environment that reflects the values of the Law School community, including those of academic integrity, personal integrity, and personal and professional responsibility. The Honor Council is a student body of nineteen Justices, including a Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice, comprised of student representatives from the 1L, 2L and 3L classes, that enforces the Honor Code. 

Honor Council members are responsible for hearing and deciding Honor violations that are brought to the attention of the Council as provided for in the Honor Code. Honor Council members have a duty to maintain confidentiality in all Honor proceedings and to treat all participants in any Honor proceeding fairly and equitably. Honor Council members also provide information to students, faculty and staff about the Law School community's standards of conduct as embodied in the Code. Learn more: Honor Council

Human Security Law Center Student Division (HSLCSD)

The Human Security Law Center Student Division enlists the help of its officers and members to help plan and host events on campus focused on issues at the intersection of national defense and the protection of civil rights. HSLCSD offers students opportunities to engage with the Center's lecture series and symposia. Learn more: HSLCSD


If/When/How is a national nonprofit that trains, networks, and mobilizes law students and legal professionals to work within and beyond the legal system to champion reproductive justice. The Law School chapter organizes panels and outreach for organizations such as Planned Parenthood and others focused on reproductive rights and reproductive justice. Learn more: If/When/How

Immigration Law and Service Society (ILSS)

The Immigration Law and Service Society (ILSS) aims to serve the immigration needs of the community in Williamsburg and beyond. Partnering with numerous nonprofits and law firms, ILSS members volunteer at naturalization clinics, give legal presentations on immigration law topics and changes, assist with presentations at regional detention facilities, and host an array of fundraising drives to support incoming refugees. ILSS ultimately aims to add to the national conversation on immigration through hosting symposia and speakers. Learn more: ILSS 

Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division (IBRLSD)

The Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division is the student organization that works under the Institute of Bill of Rights Law (IBRL) to promote education and discussion about issues surrounding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights at the Law School. Student members have the opportunity to plan and participate in debates, lectures, and outreach programs to local schools. In the fall semester, members work closely with IBRL staff to host the annual Supreme Court Preview. Learn more: IBRLSD

International Competition Team (ICT)

The International Competition Team (ICT) participates in national and global competitions involving various subfields of international law. Team members participate in scenario-based international humanitarian law (IHL) competitions and moot courts, including the Clara Barton and Jean Pictet IHL simulation competitions, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, and the Jessup Moot Court Competition.

ICT serves as a forum for interested William & Mary Law School students to deepen their understanding of international law and improve their oral and written advocacy skills. Members will have an opportunity to participate in competitions as researchers, brief writers, and oralists. The competitions will also provide students with a chance to network with other law school students and lawyers from around the world who are interested in or practice international law. Learn more: ICT 

International Law Society (ILS)

The International Law Society (ILS) promotes the professional and academic pursuits of William & Mary law students interested in all aspects of international law, from transnational insolvency to human rights. The ILS also fosters interaction among students, faculty and visiting scholars from around the world who are concerned with global issues. By sponsoring, cosponsoring, and promoting events such as guest lectures, roundtables, networking opportunities, film screenings, or other educational programming related to international law or international events affecting domestic law, ILS is committed to educating its members, the broader William & Mary community, and the public. Learn more: ILS

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

The mission and purpose of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is to "affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction" and "through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law." The William & Mary student chapter sponsors lectures and its members enjoy networking opportunities with other chapters throughout the world. Learn more: J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) is a diverse, non-denominational group open to people of all backgrounds. JLSA seeks to provide a sense of community, cultural and educational activities, holiday dinners and celebrations, philanthropic ("tzedakah") projects, and a social environment in which students—as well as interested faculty and staff—can meet. Additionally, JLSA hosts forums and invites speakers to address legal issues from a comparative perspective or of particular importance to the Jewish community. Learn more: JLSA 

Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS) 

The Labor & Employment Law Society (LELS) is a community for law students to engage with legal issues in labor and employment, including collective bargaining, employment discrimination, wage and hour regulations, and occupational health and safety. LELS connects students interested in pursuing careers in this area with practitioners and mentorship, invites members to participate in discussions on labor and employment topics, and promotes knowledge about workers' rights in the legal community.  

Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA)

The Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA) is open to anyone in the Law School community who wishes to celebrate Latin American cultures, music, and traditions. LLSA works to increase Latino enrollment at the Law School, address the under-representation of Latinos in the legal field, and connect Latino students with Law School alumni and alumnae. Learn more: LLSA 

Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL)

The Law School's Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) chapter is a subset of the statewide organization, Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, that seeks to address issues faced by a high percentage of legal professionals, particularly substance abuse, mental health conditions, stress, and other wellness-related health issues. LHL is committed to offering law students innovative and healthy ways to cope with stress. To that end, LHL hosts a variety of events at the Law School, from meditation sessions to speaker engagements focused on wellness. LHL also serves as a liaison with the statewide LHL organization, offering connections with the services that it can provide. By encouraging wellness, offering our colleagues free services to brighten their days, and helping law students access a wide variety of mental health resources, LHL seeks to remind students that they are part of a community that cares. Learn more: LHL 

Legal History Society (LHS)

The Legal History Society (LHS) promotes the study and discussion of topics relevant to the history of law and legal figures. Seeking to have members engage with the past in meaningful and thoughtful ways, LHS hosts speakers, live events, tours, and historical reenactments that offer students a glimpse into the rich history in Williamsburg and the surrounding area, including the Historic Triangle. As William & Mary Law students, it is LHS’s mission to ensure that LHS responsibly and critically examines and explores the history of our laws, legal system, and government. Learn more: LHS

Military and Veterans Law Society (MVLS)

The Military and Veterans Law Society (MVLS) is an organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of how the military, government, and legal system interconnect. MVLS is not just for those in the military, but is open to all individuals who have an interest in the interface between the armed forces and the law. As a student-run organization, the members of MVLS work hard to not only educate fellow students on the career opportunities available in this field, but also to give back to our veterans and active duty military members who serve and protect. Learn more: MVLS

Moot Court Program

The Moot Court Program is one of the Law School's best opportunities for students to develop and refine both oral advocacy and brief writing skills. Team members participate in moot court tournaments, which require each team to research and write an appellate brief, then defend it before a panel of judges in an oral argument. Membership on Moot Court is an honor, and tryouts for the team are competitive.

Each year the Moot Court Team sends its members to ten or more inter-collegiate moot court tournaments around the nation. The Moot Court Team has a track record of success and is nationally recognized as a top Moot Court program in annual rankings relative to other law schools. In addition to competing, the team hosts the William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament each year. In existence for more than 50 years, the Spong Tournament focuses on current issues in constitutional law. Rounds are judged by panels of federal and state court judges and experienced lawyers in numerous practice areas. Learn more: Moot Court 

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) 

Established in 1937, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. NLG’s mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests. The Law School's chapter of the NLG is one of many student chapters across the country. NLG seeks to educate members and fellow law students about issues affecting economic and social justice and collaborate with and support community groups. Learn more: NLG

National Trial Team

William & Mary's National Trial Team provides an incredible opportunity to gain significant trial advocacy experience while still in law school. Membership on the National Trial Team is an honor and accomplishment, with more than 50 first-year students vying for one of approximately twelve open spots each year during the Team's Annual Selection Tournament. Selected members take part in a rigorous and comprehensive development program taught by the Team's advisor, Jeffrey Breit, an accomplished trial lawyer and past president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Members gain extensive training in all levels of trial advocacy, from evidentiary objections and fundamental trial skills to sophisticated trial strategy and persuasion. Members of the National Trial Team showcase and hone these skills by traveling and competing in competitions all across the U.S. Learn more: Trial Team

Native American Law Society (NALS)                                                                                                                   

The Native American Legal Society (NALS) seeks to bring awareness to specific legal issues pertaining to Native Americans, and through this awareness, bring and advocate for positive changes. For future lawyers who hope to practice in this unique and challenging space of federal law, we hope to provide resources and knowledge that will help engage and positively impact our members in their future practice. For all interested students, NALS provides an avenue for learning more about Native American legal issues and how advocacy can take place. Learn more: NALS 


OUTlaw is the Law School’s LGBTQ+ student organization and acts as an educational, professional, and social organization dedicated to building a thriving LGBTQ+ community within the Law School. OUTlaw provides members with academic and career development, opportunities for advocacy, and social events. The overall aim of our programming is to provide a respite from the traditional hetero- and cis-normative environment of the Law School and the broader legal world. Our futures as LGBTQ+ lawyers depend on our ability to create meaningful connections with one another. By developing a strong community, we empower each other to succeed in a profession in which we are historically underrepresented. OUTlaw is affiliated with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Membership is open to all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identityallies are welcome. Learn more: OUTlaw

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (PDP)

Phi Delta Phi, established in 1869, is the oldest legal fraternity in North America and has 197 Inns spread across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Between students and practitioners,the fraternity has more than 200,000 members. Here at William & Mary, Phi Delta Phi members participate in professional development, social functions, community service, and networking meetings. Phi Delta Phi also offers numerous scholarship opportunities to its members. Learn more: PDP

Property Rights Initiative (PSI)

The Property Rights Initiative (PSI) is the student division of the Property Rights Project. PSI dedicated to encouraging, facilitating, and nurturing interests and discussions on property law and property rights issues. PSI assists with the planning of the annual Brigham-Kanner Property Right's Conference and supports the Property Rights Project in bringing engaging speakers to campus to discuss property-related legal developments and issues. Learn more: PSI

Public Service Fund (PSF)

PSF is a student-run organization committed to public interest law. PSF provides stipends for law students working in non-paid summer jobs through fundraisers such as the PSF Annual Auction. PSF funding supports much-needed legal services to the underprivileged, as well as state and local government agencies. PSF is a non-profit group that distributes funds on a yearly basis; distributions are based on the money raised each year. Summer stipends have been awarded to students interning in the United States and abroad. PSF is also the primary purveyor of branded law school merchandise and regularly offers merchandise at Law School events. Learn more: PSF 

Students Against the Death Penalty (SADP)

Students Against the Death Penalty aims to bring together William & Mary Law students to advocate against the death penalty at the state and national levels, as well as lead community-wide education campaigns about the effects of capital punishment. In advocating against the death penalty, SADP seeks to promote other means of restorative justice. SADP recognizes that the death penalty is rooted in systemic racism and has disparate impacts on marginalized communities, specifically BIPOC individuals. SADP practices anti-racist behavior and ideals through education on racism within the justice system and the United States as a whole. Learn more: SADP 

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the Law School's student government organization. Serving students both within and outside the law school, SBA acts as a liason between students, student organizations, the Williamsburg community, and the Law School's administration to provide transparency and communication. SBA also represents the Law School at major events, works closely to assist and support student organizations, and manages the allocation of funding to student organizations. SBA also plans the Law School's major social events, including the Fall Formal and Barristers' Ball in the spring semester. Learn more: SBA

Student Environmental & Animal Law Society (SEALS)

The Student Environmental & Animal Law Society (SEALS) provides unique opportunities for law students interested in environmental law through professionalism and recreation. SEALS raises awareness and involvement in environmental issues; provides networking with practitioners and advice for environmental law careers, practice, and scholarship; encourages stewardship in public policy, environmental advocacy, jurisprudence, and law; and aims to improve the environmental policies of the Law School. SEALS also co-sponsors an annual symposium, hosts socials, nature hikes, and clean-ups for its members. Learn more: SEALS 

Students for the Innocence Project (SFIP)

The Students for the Innocence Project (SFIP) is an education and advocacy organization comprising students who are passionate about preventing and remedying wrongful convictions. Though SFIP does not complete legal work and is not affiliated with The Innocence Project, SFIP works to educate the community about the causes and consequences of convicting the innocent. SFIP members regularly participate in tours of jails and prisons and invites speakers to campus to discuss issues of wrongful conviction. Learn more: SFIP

Student Intellectual Property Society (SIPS)

The Student Intellectual Property Society seeks to introduce students to the many facets of the exciting and expanding area of intellectual property law. Encompassing patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, this field may appeal to those with engineering, scientific, artistic or literary backgrounds or interests. Society activities vary from year to year but have included guest speakers and a trip to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Learn more: SIPS

Transactional Law Team (TLT)

The Transactional Law Team helps students explore the corporate practice and improve their writing and soft skills through preparation for and participation in transactional law competitions across the country. Competitions simulate real-world corporate transactions—such as mergers, asset purchases, and license purchase agreements—and consist of two phases, a contract drafting component and a negotiation component.

The team engages experienced professionals to provide training to new members, which focuses on the legal aspects of a “deal” and the persuasive ability needed to reach such an agreement. After completing this training, new members are ready to compete in tournaments. The tournaments allow team members to apply their knowledge and hone their practical abilities while receiving real-time feedback from judges, practicing attorneys, and professors. Competitions also provide a valuable opportunity for team members to network with students and legal practitioners across the country. Transactional Law Team members can compete one or more times per year. Learn more: TLT

Virginia Bar Association, W&M Law School Chapter (VBA) 

The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) is a voluntary organization of Virginia lawyers committed to serving the public and the legal profession by promoting the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and excellence in the legal profession; working to improve the law and the administration of justice; and advancing collegial relations among lawyers. At William & Mary, a student chapter of the VBA furthers the Association's commitments to the profession by sponsoring networking and educational events, and participating in the state-wide annual Legal Food Frenzy as a charitable contribution to local food banks. Learn more: VBA 

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (BORJ)

Since 1992, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (BORJ) has published important scholarly works on issues of constitutional law and served as one of five credit-bearing journals at the Law School. Published four times per yearin October, December, March, and MayBORJ consistently ranks high nationally in journals focused on issues of constitutional law. The publication of articles in BORJ is managed by law students, who join the journal at the end of their first year through the annual Joint Journal Competition held each May. BORJ also cosponsors annual symposia that host leading constitutional law scholars for discussions on topics of contemporary significance. Learn more and read articles: BORJ

William & Mary Business Law Review (BLR)

Since 2011, the William & Mary Business Law Review (BLR) has considered the nexus between business, law, and ethics through three annual issues and served as one of five credit-bearing journals at the Law School. BLR publishes scholarship that analyzes new laws, challenges existing laws, and equips readers with practical research tools in areas of business and corporations. The publication of articles in BLR is managed by law students, who join BLR at the end of their first year through the annual Joint Journal Competition held each May. BLR also co-sponsors an annual symposium in the spring that brings scholars in the fields of business and law to the Law School for a lively discussion of contemporary legal issues facing businesses and corporations. Learn more and read articles: BLR 

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (ELPR)

Since 1975, originally as a newsletter entitled Environmental Practice News, in 1990 as the William & Mary Journal of Environmental Law, and from 1995 under its current title, the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (ELPR) confronts current issues in environmental law and the policy implications behind significant environmental legal developments. ELPR, one of five credit-bearing journals at the Law School, publishes three-times a year and is managed by students who join ELPR at the end of their first year through the annual Joint Journal Competition held each May. Learn more and read articles: ELPR 

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice (RGSJ)

Since 1993, and until 2018 entitled the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, the William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice provides a forum for scholarly debate on gender and race related legal issues. Publishing three times a year as one of five credit-bearing journals at the Law School, RGSJ continues to present wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary perspectives on the racial and gender issues of our time, with particular emphasis on the legal consequences of these important social developments. The publication of articles in RGSJ is managed by law students, who join the journal at the end of their first year through the annual Joint Journal Competition held each May. Learn more and read articles: RGSJ

William & Mary Law Review (LR)

Since 1957, the William & Mary Law Review has published important scholarly work and has become one of the top general interest law journals in the country. Published six times per year—in October, November, February, March, April, and May—the Review is the oldest scholarly publication at the Law School and has featured the work of noted scholars in all areas of the law. Since 2016, the Review has expanded to include an online supplement that publishes additional original scholarship. The Review also serves as one of the five credit-bearing journals at the Law School. The publication of articles in the Review is managed by law students, who join the journal at the end of their first year through the annual Joint Journal Competition held each May. Learn more and read articles: W&M Law Review 

Women’s Law Society (WLS)

The Women's Law Society (WLS) was created to provide a network for women at the Law School. WLS is always open to new ideas, and never short on enthusiasm or support. Members provide academic mentoring and advice to the newest members of our community, bring speakers to campus to discuss women's issues, sponsor fundraising events for local shelters, and host social networking events with professionals in the community. Women can do more than just hold the scales of justice! Learn more: WLS 

The George Wythe Society (GWS)                                                                                                        

Founded in 1921, the George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers (GWS) is the oldest student organization at the Law School. The Society sponsors educational programs and activities to promote the ideal of the citizen lawyer envisioned in 1779 by George Wythe, who was both William & Mary and America’s first professor of law. The Society also advocates for a more profound appreciation of Marshall-Wythe as the first law school in North America, and fosters a commitment to service, our community, and our fellow men. The Society upholds George Wythe's pledge: "Here we will form such characters as may be useful in the national councils of our country." These ideals have propelled the George Wythe Society to work on initiatives such as the Eviction Diversion Program in collaboration with the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, Read Across America, and a mock legislature, among others, to benefit its members and the larger community.