National Black Law Students Association
The mission of Trinity’s chapter of the National Black Law Students Association is to utilize the collective resources of the members to articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students; foster and encourage professional competence; improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal structure; instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community; influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community; adopt and implement policies of economic independence; encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes, both within the context of Trinity Law School and outside of it. Learn more about NBLSA here.
President: Alice Brewer
Christian Legal Society
Trinity Law School has a student chapter of the Christian Legal Society, a national association of Christian lawyers, judges, law professors and law students committed to living their faith in their legal career. Students may also participate in the events and conference of the local and national attorney chapters. Dean Myron Steeves serves on the national CLS Board of Directors. Learn more about Christian Legal Society here.
President: Melanie Ahumada
Criminal Law Association
The Criminal Law Association was established to promote unity and provide a strong networking channel among students with interests in criminal law. The CLA is dedicated to promoting the study and practice of criminal law in its totality. It aims to increase students’ awareness of the social, political, and psychological issues pertinent to America’s criminal justice system.
President: Maryam Hemmati
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. More information about Delta Theta Phi can be found here.
President: Shelley Henderson
The Federalist Society
Trinity Law School has an active chapter of the Federalist Society, a national organization of politically-minded individuals dedicated to reforming the current legal system. Learn more about The Federalist Society here.
President: Bo Sandulescu
International Law Society
The International Law Society seeks to educate students in the principles and purposes of international law, international organizations and institutions, and comparative legal systems through activities that include academic conferences, workshops, and other academic resources, the global coordination of student chapter organizations, and encouraging communication among students from different parts of the world in an effort to promote international understanding and cooperation in general and the advancement of legal education in particular.
President: Jonathan Yong
Student Bar Association
All students are automatically members of the Student Bar Association. The SBA sponsors student organizations, educational seminars, and social functions, including the annual Thanksgiving dinner, Barrister’s Ball, graduation celebration, and other events.
President: Michael Athari
Law Students for Missions
Law Students for Missions seeks to connect TLS students with missions opportunities. In April 2014, TLS students traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to visit a battered women’s shelter, feed families in need, host an afternoon of entertainment and games for local children, and participate in a small building project. In September 2014, they provided assistance to the Kid’s Kingdom orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico.
President: Juan Salas
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society
The purpose of the ADR Society at Trinity Law School, is to provide networking and training opportunities to interested law students so they can be better able to settle disputes before formal litigation. As costs and duration of a formal litigation are on the rise, more and more cases are settled by way of ADR practices. As future attorneys, mediation and negotiation skills are essential tools that one must acquire during their studies in law school. The ADR Society will help equip potential members with those skills by means of workshops, career panels, guest lectures, court appearances, potential tournaments, and internship opportunities.
President: Damoun Aliyazdi