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Law Student Organizations

For the experiences, fun and friendships that come from getting involved.

An exciting way to explore your Creighton education outside of the classroom is through student organizations. Creighton School of Law offers dozens, from political organizations to student associations for women and those with ethnic and cultural interests. Plan to attend our Student Organization Fair, held every fall and offered in the Law Commons, to find the organizations that best fit you and your interests.

Creighton offers the following law student organizations:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The ADR organization works with the Werner Institute and other organizations to bring in speakers to talk about alternative dispute, mediation and arbitration topics.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, activists and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.

Today, American values, our constitutional heritage, and the freedoms and opportunities of our people are being undermined by a narrow, conservative approach to the law which lacks appropriate regard for the ways in which the law affects people’s lives and that has come to dominate American law and public policy - from law school classrooms to legislative hearing rooms to federal courtrooms. This conservative vision, advanced by a highly organized movement, threatens to undermine the true promise of our Constitution. ACS is committed to fostering a more progressive vision of the law.

Animal Law Society (ALS)

The Animal Law Society (ALS) is a chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), a national organization with a mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALS provides opportunities on campus for students to get involved with Animal Law and serves as a forum for education and advocacy, aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile for the field of animal law.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The Creighton BLSA is a voluntary association of students that, as part of the national organization, provides programs and activities for its members as well as for the School of Law and the community. The purposes of the BLSA are: 

  •  To articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of African-American law students; 
  • To foster and encourage professional competence of law students; 
  • To focus upon the relationship of the African-American attorney to the American legal structure;  
  • To address and combat discrimination on the basis of race and color in the legal community; 
  • To foster and encourage dialogue between the African-American community, and the Creighton and Omaha community at large; 
  • To encourage diversity of thought, ethnicity, color, religion, and political affiliation in the workplace; 
  • and to instill in the Nebraskan attorney and law student a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the African-American community. The chapter is also a forum for expressing concerns to the Law School and to the local community, often in conjunction with the local minority bar association.  

Business Law Society (BLS)

The Business Law Society’s mission is to provide a forum for law students interested in all aspects of business law. In order to inform law students about the study and future practice of business law, BLS sponsors panel discussions led by business attorneys who practice in the Omaha area. BLS has a mentoring program that partners law students with business attorneys to promote networking opportunities and career guidance. Membership in BLS is open to all Creighton law students.

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

Christian Legal Society is dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the practice and study of law, the defense of religious freedom and life, and the provision of legal aid to the needy.

Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law Society (EES)

The Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law Society (EES) hosts education and networking events for law students interested in the intersection of energy, environment, and sustainability law and policy.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The Alliance seeks to create and maintain a safe environment for the support, education, assistance and provide support for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and queer students. The Alliance encourages the law school community to eliminate biases against any sexual orientation.

Health Law Society

The Health Law Society’s mission is to develop student interest in building a stronger connection between healthcare and law. Specifically, we aim to highlight the regulatory and legal strategies implemented to ensure quality patient care and safety. The Society will accomplish this by offering valuable networking opportunities with healthcare professionals and by providing education on topics such as: The Affordable Care Act, risk management, malpractice issues, and professional liability. The Health Law Society is open to all Creighton law students.

Immigration Law Society

The Immigration Law Society (“I.L.S.”) strives to involve the law student and local legal community in its efforts to raise awareness of important and presently unfolding legal issues surrounding immigration law, while embracing ideals centric to the spirit of pro bono work: community, compassion, and empathy. 

I.L.S. plans to provide a platform for constructive and respectful conversations by hosting panel events, advocacy and awareness projects, and volunteer activities. In addition to engaging with the local immigrant and refugee populations in Nebraska and Iowa, we hope to provide law students with more opportunities to gain legal experience, network with local practitioners, judges and nonprofit organizations as well as exposure to diverse communities.

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)

IPL aims to educate its members on basic and emerging issues of Intellectual Property Law. The Society also gives students a forum for meeting with speakers who practice patent, trademark and copyright law. It is open to all Creighton law students.

International Law Society (ILS)

ILS is a student affiliate of the American Society of International Law. The Society strives to foster and expand interest in and understanding of the international legal process within the legal community. All interested law students are invited to be members. The Society’s activities include speaker programs and seminars on current topics, involvement with the International Law Moot Court Board, and support for the annual Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.

Juvenile Justice Legal Squad

The Juvenile Justice Legal Squad focuses on the topic of juvenile justice and is committed help minors in need.

Labor and Employment Law

The purpose of this organization is to create a forum for all students interested in exploring career opportunities within the labor and employment practice area. The Labor & Employment Law Society encourages students to discuss contemporary issues related to labor and employment law. Members will have the opportunity to participate in meetings, events, and connect with labor and employment lawyers in the Omaha community and beyond.

Latino Law Students Association (LLSA)

LLSA is a local association of Latino students in the School of Law. LLSA promotes unity among Latino students and between the Latino students and the rest of the student body. Another purpose of the Association is communication with the Law School administration. The Association also brings to the Omaha Latino Community an awareness of the opportunities that are available both in the study of law and in obtaining legal services.

Law Ambassadors

Law Ambassadors is a volunteer student organization that assists administration with admissions and alumni events. The purpose of the organization is to foster the environment both within and outside of the Creighton Law School community. The Law Ambassadors assist with law school tours, Call-A-Thon, Open House, Accepted Student Days, and Orientation. The organization is open to all law students.

Law Review

Founded in 1967, The Creighton Law Review is a quarterly publication produced by the students of the Law Review. While publishing the work of mature scholars as lead articles in each edition, the Creighton Law Review is primarily devoted to the presentation of material produced by students of the Creighton University School of Law. In accord with the Law Review tradition, membership on the student-edited publication affords the opportunity for intensive legal research and disciplined legal writing. Academic standing and a writing competition determine membership on the Law Review. Students may earn credit by writing for the Law Review and by serving on the staff.

Law Review Website

Editorial Board

Military Law Society

The Military Law Society is a student organization for those with or without prior military experience or future military ambitions and an interest in accruing pro bono service hours through veteran support.  Creighton Law School is home of numerous veterans, active duty service members, military family members, students who wish to pursue a life in the military service, and students who simply wish to show their support of our men and women in uniform.  Additionally, our school currently has four veterans who instruct classes.  The Military Law Society offers an opportunity for law students to work together, network with our legal community, and engage in volunteer events for service members and veterans.

Moot Court Board

Moot Court Board provides research and oral advocacy experience, intellectual challenge, and academic appreciation to its student members. The annual intramural Moot Court tournament, sponsored by the Board, is judged by members of the local bench and bar, law professors, and third year students. Board members are selected on the basis of performance in this tournament. Creighton teams compete in the National Moot Court Tournament sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Pace University Environmental Moot Court Competition, The Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition sponsored by the International Trademark Association and the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Phi Delta Phi

Phi Delta Phi, the oldest professional fraternity in existence, was established in 1869, and has had over 135,000 members over the years. It was founded on the premise of promoting ethics in the legal profession and today tries to impress upon law students the need for integrity and strong ethical ties within the legal community as well as professionalism and scholarship. The fraternity is open to those law students who have completed at least one semester of law school and who are in good academic standing. No person who is a member of any similar national or international legal fraternity shall be eligible for membership in P.D.P. The Creighton Inn Chapter of the fraternity sponsors numerous activities throughout the year, including rush, initiation, and speakers on legal ethics. P.D.P. is proud to recognize as members more judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, ABA presidents and law school deans than any other legal fraternity. This list includes several of the current United States Supreme Court justices.

Public Interest Law Forum (PILF)

PILF promotes awareness within the legal community of the problems of the under-represented and works to serve the needs of the underprivileged within our community. PILF’s aim is to foster an interest among law students and the legal community as a whole, resulting in the servicing of both the legal and non-legal needs of the under- represented. PILF is dedicated to the quest of justice for all and recognizes the need for an integrated vision of the world that acknowledges the commonality of humankind by promoting service of others and working to meet the needs of those lacking representation. PILF encourages and supports internships and careers in public interest and actively volunteers to assist in any possible phase of legal representation of those who would otherwise be unable to obtain remedies for violations of their rights. PILF provides a forum for the discussion of topics within the area of public interest and searches for the solutions and means to meet the needs of the under-represented.

Running Club

Running club provides a place for like-minded law students interested in running.  The group provided community, support and motivation to help members stay on track no matter speed or distance.

Rural Law Association

The purpose of Rural Law Association is to educate law students about the opportunities to serve rural populations by educating them about the culture and type of work. Our organization will connect students to practitioners for job opportunities, and strengthen the connection between the Creighton University School of Law and underserved rural areas.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

SELS is open to any Creighton University law student, faculty member, or staff member, and its purpose is to educate and inform interested members of the law school community about legal issues in the area of sports and entertainment. The Society sponsors guest speakers and forums focusing on legal issues faced by attorneys and clients in the sports and entertainment areas. These issues potentially include organizational structure and dynamics, contract negotiations, labor disputes, agency relationships, protection of intellectual property rights and identity, antitrust problems, and free speech. The Society also sponsors activities rooted in its members’ common interests in sports and entertainment.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

SBA is the student government at the Law School. It is affiliated with the American Law Student Association sponsored by the American Bar Association. Elected student officers and representatives administer the SBA. The purposes of the organization are: to make law students aware of the obligations and opportunities existing for lawyers through Bar Association activities; to promote a consciousness of professional responsibility; and to provide a forum for student activities. The association actively develops programs and social activities for the student body, including a golf tournament and luncheon programs.

Thomas More Society

The mission of the Saint Thomas More Law Society is to promote the Catholic faith and its understanding of the role of an attorney and the vocational aspects of this calling. The vocation of an attorney in the Catholic understanding requires a deeper reflection on the role of justice and how that coincides with society. The works of Saint Thomas Aquinas identify four laws: eternal law, natural law, human law, and divine law. In Law School, we focus on only one of those laws, human law. However, as Catholics, we are called to understand God more deeply, which requires understanding these other laws and how all laws must be oriented to a higher good.

Werner ADR Board

Werner ADR Board (formerly Client Counseling & Negotiation Board) promotes student knowledge and interest in the counseling and interviewing functions and negotiations portion of law practice. Intra-school contests are conducted and the winners are eligible to enter national competitions conducted by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. The Client Counseling competition involves simulated client interviews in which students, acting as attorneys, conduct an interview and determine how to proceed. Monetary prizes and the opportunity to advance to regional competitions encourage students to participate and develop the interviewing, planning, and analytical skills needed for the lawyer-client relationship.

The intra-school competition is open to first year students during the spring semester. The Negotiations Competition conducted in the fall semester is open to second year and third year students. The Negotiation Competition gives students practice in negotiating legal disputes.

Women’s Law Student Association (WLSA)

WLSA is an organization of both male and female students who have a concern for women’s rights and issues. The Association sponsors a speaker forum on women’s issues as well as social and other activities for its members and the Law School community.

Being involved in student organizations provides me with a way to discover and recognize shared interests with new people.
— Alyssa Nishimoto, JD'14