2023-2024 WCL Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2023  
2023-2024 WCL Catalog

Student Activities


Activities

 

 

The American University Law Review (AULR) is a legal journal edited and published by law school students selected on the basis of scholarship. The students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases as well as critically evaluate and edit articles written for the Law Review.

The American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) is a legal journal edited and published by law school students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases as well as critically evaluate and edit articles written for the Business Law Review.

The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law (AU JGSPL) is a legal journal edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in gender, policy and the law as well as critically evaluate and edit articles written for the Journal.

The American University International Law Review (AUILR) is a legal journal edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in international law and policy as well as critically evaluate and edit articles and essays written for the International Law Review.

The Administrative Law Review (ALR) is legal journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice that is edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. Students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in administrative law as well as critically evaluate and edit articles and essayswritten for the Administrative Law Review.

The Criminal Law Practitioner, formerly called the Criminal Law Brief, is dedicated to addressing key criminal law issues that are helpful to practicing attorneys, judges, legislators, and law students.

Health Law and Policy Brief, founded in 2007, is a student run publication that publishes articles on a wide array of cutting-edge health law topics. Such topics include health care compliance, fraud and abuse enforcement, health insurance payment and reimbursement issues, intellectual property issues, international human rights issues, and FDA initiatives and policies. 

Intellectual Property Brief  provides an opportunity for law students, professors, practitioners, and anyone interested in intellectual property law to discuss and learn about substantive IP issues. The IP Brief features daily blog posts, frequent columns about recent IP-related issues, case updates, events, and IP law articles from student writers and outside submissions on a semester publication cycle.

Legislation and Policy Brief (LPB) is the legislative-based legal publication of the Washington College of Law. LPB publishes a book twice a year, conducts dynamic panel discussions, and hosts an online blog providing non-partisan legal analysis of current legislation and policy issues before federal and state legislatures. LPB articles cover a wide range of legislative areas and tend to be heavy on legislative history and analysis.

The National Security Law Brief (NSLB), founded in April 2009, is the nation’s first student-run law school publication to focus on the rapidly evolving field of national security law. The publication is a biannual print publication, with a complementary online component, devoted to examining the legal dimensions of U.S. national security law and policy. In addition to analyzing traditional security issues such as counter terrorism, intelligence collection, and nuclear proliferation, the Brief also examines legal matters related to soft power and cybersecurity.

Sustainable Development Law and Policy (SDLP) is a student run initiative at WCL that focuses on reconciling the tensions between environmental sustainability, economic development, and human welfare. The SDLP embraces an interdisciplinary approach to provide a wider view of current legal, political, and social developments. The mission is to serve as a valuable resource for practitioners, policy makers, and concerned citizens promoting sustainable development throughout the world.

The Arbitration Brief (TAB) is a student publication produced with the assistance of the Center for International Commercial Arbitration. TAB strives to cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from domestic employment arbitration to international investment disputes.

The Human Rights Brief is an official publication of the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law that reports on substantive contemporary human rights and humanitarian law issues. Law students publish three issues each year.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society (ADRHS) is a student run organization comprised of several competition teams geared towards fostering an interest in alternative dispute resolution. 

The Mock Trial Honor Society is a student administered organization that coordinates and organizes intraschool, interschool, national and regional trial advocacy competitions.

The Moot Court Honor Society is the student administered board that coordinates and organizes the intraschool and interschool student competitions in appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, and client counseling. Two intraschool moot court competitions are sponsored each year by the Moot Court Board. All first-year students are eligible to compete in the Alvina Reckman Myers First-Year Moot Court Competition, consisting of three rounds of oral argument. All students beyond their first year are invited to enter the Upper-Class Moot Court Competition, which involves both oral argument and writing of an appellate brief. Interschool moot court competitions are administered by the board in a wide range of fields, including client counseling, labor law, tax law, energy law, administrative law, constitutional law, entertainment law, and many others. These competitions against teams from law schools around the country combine brief writing and oral argument skills.

The Student Bar Association is the law student government and is responsible for budgeting student fees (subject to the Dean’s approval of the fee allocations) and coordination of all student sponsored activities and organizations at the law school. In addition to sponsoring speakers and conducting social events, it represents students on the various faculty and student committees and serves as a clearinghouse for information on important social and economic concerns affecting students.

Many other student organizations are recognized as part of the Student Bar Association. The groups funded for the current academic year include:

 

Environmental Law Society

 

ADVANCE

Equal Justice Foundation [EJF]

Lambda Law

African Law & Policy Association

European Law Association

Latin American Law Student Association [LaLSA]

Alternative Break

Family Law Society

Law Revue

American Civil Liberties Union

Federalist Society

National Lawyers Guild

American Constitution Society

Health Law and Policy Student Association

Native American Law Students Association [NALSA]

Animal Law Society

Hospitality & Tourism Law Society

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

MuslimLaw Student Association

Immigrants’ Rights Coalition [IRC]

Phi Delta Phi

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association [APALSA]

Intellectual Property Law Society

South Asian Law Student Association [SALSA]

Black Law Student Association [BLSA]

International Refugee Assistance Project [IRAP]

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Business Law Society

International Trade & Investment Law Society

Tech, Law & Security Society

Christian Legal Society

Jewish Law Student Association [JLSA]

Transactional Law Society

Disability Law Society

Criminal Law Society

Women’s Law Association

Energy Law Society

 If/When/How

WCL Community Garden Council

The Criminal Law Practitioner

Civil-Military Society

Women of Color Coalition [WoCC]

Labor & Employment Law Society

Communications & Media Law Society

WHALE [We Have A Life, Everyone]