New York Law School has an active Student Bar Association and dozens of student organizations that create opportunities to network on and off campus, find mentors, and build community. All organizations are open to the entire NYLS community.
Student Organizations 2022
The NYLS chapter of the Albanian American Law Students Association provides a sense of community for Albanians in the legal field; gives a platform to addressing important cultural, political, and legal issues in the community; and brings together Albanian-American lawyers to enhance the practice of law and encourage the next generations of lawyers.
The NYLS chapter of the American Constitution Society works to uphold the Constitution; ensure that the law protects democracy and public interest while improving people's lives; explore progressive ideas and issues; and foster a professional community among students, alumni, and other members of the Society’s network.
The NYLS branch of the Animal Legal Defense Fund believes in protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
The Asian American Law Students Association promotes and encourages the representation of Asian Pacific American students and attorneys within the legal community, provides academic resources and support for NYLS students, and creates a social and professional network connecting students and alumni.
The Black Law Students Association promotes diversity in the legal profession and among law students, strives to foster an environment of academic support and scholarship, seeks to create networking opportunities and fellowship.
The Caribbean and West Indian Law Students Association provides an inclusive community for all NYLS Caribbean and West Indian law students and encourages effective communication throughout the student body––including educating fellow law students about Caribbean and West Indian culture and customs.
Canbar aims to create educational and career opportunities in cannabis law by working towards greater awareness of cannabis law as an area of practice in the legal field and at NYLS.
The Christian Legal Society maintains a Christian presence on campus. The Society welcomes all to participate in its events and encourages community members to love their neighbors as themselves.
The Courtroom Advocates Project is based out of the Sanctuary for Families Legal Center. It trains law students to help domestic violence survivors create a safety plan, draft family offense petitions, navigate the filing process, prepare for their virtual or in-person appearances, and connect with other community resources.
The Criminal Law Society aims to contribute to and understand the developing academic fields of criminal law and criminal justice, provide opportunities for students to learn about criminal law issues, and develop the professional skills of students interested in criminal law careers.
The Cryptocurrency Law Association promotes the study and development of laws affecting cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and digital assets.
The NYLS chapter of the Employment and Labor Law Student Association aims to promote interest in employment and labor law, help students gain exposure to employment and labor law issues, highlight important changes to employment and labor laws, and provide avenues to connect with employment and labor attorneys.
Family Attorneys Mobilizing assists and supports those interested in family law, under the guidance of its experienced Executive Board, by hosting networking events and launching a mentoring program for those preparing for a career in family law.
The Federalist Society is a non-partisan conservative/libertarian organization dedicated to freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint. It seeks to educate the legal community through its programs and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy.
First Generation Professionals supports incoming students who are the first in their families to attend graduate or professional school by facilitating the transition and integration of first-generation law students through mentorship with peers and alumni, networking, career advising, and social activities.
The Health Law Society explores topics at the intersection of law and health care, including medical malpractice, health care law and policy, bioethics and more. The Society supports the interests of its members while providing leadership and publication opportunities.
The NYLS chapter of the Hellenic Law Students Association connects law students with Greek-American judges, attorneys, and other law students in the New York metropolitan area by working with admitted attorney members of the Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York and welcoming Greek and non-Greek students to participate in HLSA-sponsored professional development opportunities and networking events.
If/When/How educates, organizes, and supports law students and legal professionals to ensure that a new generation of advocates will be prepared to protect and expand reproductive rights, reproductive justice, and reproductive health as basic civil and human rights.
The Immigration Law Students Association supports law students who are pursuing a career in the field of immigration through networking, internships, financial assistance, and more. It also supports fellow law students who were not born in the United States by providing a safe space in which non-citizens feel welcome, supported, and validated.
The Intellectual Property Law Society advances intellectual property law awareness within NYLS's student body by hosting events, organizing networking events, fostering professional relationships with practitioners, and arranging educational seminars on subjects such as copyright, patent, and trademark law.
The Italian Law Students Association seeks to share Italian culture among the student body, celebrate a long history of Italian-American contributions to the law, arts, and social progress, while building on that long history and continuing to make contributions within law.
The Jewish Law Students Association provides an inclusive space for the NYLS Jewish community—offering students of all denominations a community to participate in spiritual, social, and cultural opportunities; welcomes students of all backgrounds and affiliations; and fosters Jewish leadership in the legal community.
The Latin American Law Students Association welcomes all members of the School community in working with Latino law students and professionals in order to create a space for members to feel seen, comfortable, heard, supported, and to have access to all the resources they need to succeed.
The Legal Association for Women seeks to include all people of any race, national origin, gender, sexuality, and physical or mental ability; works towards changing the perception of feminism and gender equality for women in the legal profession; and strives to create opportunities for honest dialogue on issues facing women while also spotlighting progress, advancements, and achievements.
The Margins brings together people with different perspectives and experiences to discuss topics related to the cross section between oppression and the American legal system, share thoughts about policy innovation and reform, and produce an annual magazine examining legal frameworks, statutes, constitutional amendments, or public policies, from the perspective of marginalized communities.
Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association members are exposed to practitioners and leaders in the entertainment, fashion, media, and art industries through networking, targeted presentations, and social events. Members are able to combine their passions in these industries with their professional pursuits.
The Muslim Law Students Association acts as a nexus of community-building, increasing awareness on issues that particularly impact minority communities, and organizing events to foster relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
OutLaws is the School’s LGBTQIA+ affiliated organization that welcomes all queer-identified individuals and their allies, and is dedicated to providing community, resources, and opportunities to NYLS students, faculty, and alumni.
The Privacy Law Association promotes the study and development of data privacy practices and laws; provides a forum for the discussion of state, national, and international privacy laws and regulations; tracks trends; and explores best practices in the field.
The Sports Law Society serves as a forum for students to debate and discuss legal sports issues and provides valuable networking opportunities, including hosting guest speakers, fundraising events, and an annual Sports Law Symposium.
The Student Bar Association is committed to bringing all NYLS students and organizations together by advocating on behalf of students and organizations through collaboration with the School's faculty and administration.
The NYLS chapter of the Student Veterans of America is part of a coalition of student-veteran groups located across global college campuses to support student veterans, fund scholarships, help train tomorrow’s leaders, and bridge the gap between the military/veteran and civilian communities.