Moot Court participation develops students’ research and brief-writing skills as well as their oral advocacy. Students may participate in Moot Court upon completion of or concurrent enrollment in 24 units and are selected during the oral arguments that are conducted as part of the Legal Research & Writing 2 course. Participation in Moot Court earns 1-credit hour per semester, up to 4 credits, and is reserved for students in the Juris Doctor degree program.
Coach: Professor Neil Rodgers
Trinity Law Review is a student-run journal that has published legal scholarship since our founding in 1980. Short of actually printing the journal onto paper, students run the entire process—including selecting articles for publication, editing the articles, and formatting the journal. Law Review offers a distinct opportunity for students to become directly involved with and influence legal scholarship. By contributing to the journal and critiquing the work of professors and legal scholars, Law Review members assume an important role in guiding legal discourse. Members also gain valuable experience in editing, critical analysis, and substantive writing skills. Participation in Law Review earns 1-credit hour per semester, up to 4 credits, and is reserved for students in the Juris Doctor degree program. Learn more about Trinity Law Review here.
AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
A principal focus of the American Constitution Society is to build a pipeline for the next generation of progressive lawyers, judges, academics, policy experts and legislators, while creating a network for action and change. With more than 200 student and lawyer chapters in 48 states and almost every law school, ACS offers a platform for debate and discussion about enduring principles and the issues of the day, and provides opportunities for networking, mentoring and organizing.
President: Nathan Mamo
ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
The TLS chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund aims to protect the rights and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
President: Nichelle Banasiak
BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Black Law Students Association seeks to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Trinity’s chapter of BLSA is one of more than 200 chapters nationwide.
President: Kimberlyn Young
CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
Christian Legal Society is a nationwide fellowship of Christians committed to acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with their God (Micah 6:8) by inspiring and equipping Christian lawyers and law students to proclaim, love, and serve Jesus Christ through the study and practice of law.
President: Amanda Moffett
DELTA THETA PHI
Delta Theta Phi is an international law fraternity that seeks to foster lifelong friendships and professional affiliations through legal education, international networking, and mutual respect.
President: Mayra Aguilar-Moya
THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY
The Federalist Society is an organization of 60,000 lawyers, law students, scholars, and other individuals who believe and trust that individual citizens can make the best choices for themselves and society. Their main purpose is to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about the need to enhance individual freedom and the role of the courts in saying what the law is rather than what they wish it to be.
President: Matt Camphuis
STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION
All students are automatically members of the Student Bar Association. The Student Bar Association exists to provide a means for the student body to communicate effectively with the Law School administration. Represented by elected officers, the Student Bar Association has the opportunity to meet regularly with the Dean to present the ideas and needs of the student body.
President: Alexander Gomez
WOMEN’S LEGAL SOCIETY
Through assorted educational, social and professional events, WLS provides a forum for the discussion and advancement of women in the legal community and beyond.
President: Ashley Chung
Groups are listed alphabetically. Membership is open to all JD students.