The University of Idaho College of Law supports an exceptional array of student organizations
. At few other American law schools of any size do student organizations demonstrate such vitality and make such important contributions.
By taking leadership roles in one of our more than 20 recognized student organizations
, students may hone their organizational skills while forging important ties with the larger legal community. Student organizations participate in public service, host speakers, plan social events, and much more. Student organizations are governed and recognized by the Student Bar Association (SBA), the law school student government body. The SBA offers a myriad of opportunities from governing the law school to planning social events.
Student leadership opportunities include:
Student Bar Association
: The law school's student government represents the collective interests of the student body in administrative matters. Student activity fees go to the SBA each semester and are distributed to student clubs and organizations in accordance with an annual budget adopted by the SBA Council.
Idaho Law Review
: Devoted to the scholarly discussion of timely legal issues. The Law Review sponsors an annual symposium that brings regional and national experts together to address topics of current interest. The Student Board of Editors has exclusive control over the editing and publishing of the Law Review. Membership on the Law Review is a distinct honor that offers members the opportunity to hone their writing and editing skills.
Board of Student Advocates (BSA)
: A student organization that oversees and fields competitors for annual mock trial and moot court competitions. The membership is responsible for organizing the annual intramural competitions (Raymond C. McNichols Moot Court Competition and the annual D. Craig Lewis Trial Team Competition) in which second-year students compete for the opportunity to participate in interscholastic competitions in their third year.
: A critical studies journal that seeks to encourage rigorous critical thinking and aims to include the voices of those who are often underrepresented in legal and cultural discourse – including those whose experiences and ideologies are shaped by race, gender and gender identity. The multimedia publication provides a new and innovative forum for analyses, scholarly discussion, and critical assessment of legal, social, economic, and political issues and institutions.
View a complete list of student organizations/activities.