Memberships in the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers provide networking and educational opportunities for students and alumni interested in practicing in the Dallas area. Discounted student memberships are available. To join, you can fill out a form and pay online using this link. In addition, the Career Services Office will pay for up to five students per month to attend bar association luncheons and events. Contact Courtney Key in the Career Services Office in advance if you are interested in attending at firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 212-4050. For more information on Dallas Bar Association membership and Dallas Bar events, visit the bar association website at http://www.dallasbar.org, or call (214) 220-7414. All Dallas Bar Association events are held at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201, unless noted otherwise. Directions to the Belo from the law school are available here.
The Dallas Association for Young Lawyers is dedicated to serving the needs of young lawyers and the community. The DAYL also hosts a number of events specifically to assist law students in their future careers. For more information on the DAYL, including membership information, visit their website at http://www.dayl.com. You may download a membership form in .pdf format here. In addition, you can choose to be notified of upcoming events by signing up on TWEN. To do so, you will need to login to the TWEN site and add the DAYL to your list of courses, which will allow you to view the calendar of events and receive reminders.
Minority Bar Association Meetings
Dallas Asian-American Bar Association meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Belo Mansion at noon. For more information, see the organization website at http://www.daaba.org/.
Dallas Hispanic Bar Association meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Belo Mansion at 6:00 p.m. For more information, see the organization website at http://www.dallashispanicbar.com/.
Dallas Women Lawyers Association meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Belo Mansion at noon. For more information, see the organization website at http://www.dallaswomenlawyers.org/.
J.L. Turner Legal Association meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 6-7 p.m. at the Belo Mansion. For more information on the association, visit their website at http://www.jltla.org.