Student Organizations

Student organizations at Texas A&M School of Law offer you opportunities to develop personal and professional relationships, hone your leadership skills, and explore special interests related to your future legal career.

Below is a list of student organizations at our law school, as of Fall 2016. Click on the name of the organization for contact information. If you do not see the name of an organization in which you are interested, click here for more information on how to form a new organization.

Aggie Law Toastmasters

IPractice your public speaking skills in an informal, engaging, and supportive environment with your classmates. Build confidence and mastery over public speaking. ​​Aggie Law Toastmasters meets every Friday, noon - 1 p.m., in room ​​107.

Frances Finley
fnfinley@email.tamu.edu

American Constitution Society (ACS)

This organization works to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.

Stuart Campbell
stuarpc1991@email.tamu.edu

APILSA (Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association)

This association promotes the interests of Asian Pacific Islander law students and attorneys within the legal and general community.

Katherine Kim
katethegreat510@email.tamu.edu

BLSA (Black Law Students Association)

BLSA fosters and develops professional competence and leadership while providing a forum in which the unique needs of black and other minority law students may be addressed. Openness of communication within the law school community is encouraged.

Ashu Balimba
abalimba@email.tamu.edu

Board of Advocates

The mission of the BOA is to assist in the creation, promotion and distribution of resources for advocacy programs of Texas A&M School of Law. It also strives to establish its reputation in the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community as a vital resource for professional, ethical and skilled advocates.

Jennifer Birdsall
President
jennbirds@gmail.com  
Kirby Wallace  Vice President
k_wallace@tamu.edu
Amy Eades
Treasurer aeades14@tamu.edu

Business Law Society

Tiffany Blackstock
tlb1990@email.tamu.edu

Christian Legal Society

The Christian Legal Society cultivates spiritual growth through communal prayer, fellowship, study and worship. Within the legal profession and beyond, members strive to live lives of integrity and assist in numerous charitable endeavors.

Kyle Carney
kcarney@tamu.edu

Criminal Law Society

Kristi Sharma
ksharma@email.tamu.edu

Delta Theta Phi

Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society of Texas A&M School of Law is a nonpolitical organization that provides its members with current information pertaining to environmental law, organizes forums with the purpose of educating members and other interested parties about burgeoning environmental issues, and implements recycling programs at the law school.

Family Law Society

This organization brings together students who are interested in learning about the field of family law. The Family Law Student Association sponsors speakers and events to promote awareness of family law issues and career opportunities. It serves both the law school and local communities as a source for family law information.

Elizabeth Anderson
elizabethanderson11@gmail.com

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is an organization of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principle that the state exists to preserve freedom. The separation of governmental powers is central to the Constitution. It is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

Laura Flint
leflint0019@email.tamu.edu

HLSA (Hispanic Law Students Association)

This organization encourages legal academic excellence, cultural awareness and community service. It also provides a support system with an emphasis on tutoring and emotional support to all students.

Joshua Ramiez
joshuaramirez7@email.tamu.edu
Website hlsa.tamu.edu
Twitter @TAMULawHLSA or twitter.com/tamulawhlsa
 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Texas-AM-School-of-Law-HLSA-144851132374/

Immigration Law Initiative (ILI)

The goal of the Immigration Law Initiative is to promote the importance of international human rights through education, political advocacy and practical legal training.

Cielo Fortin-Camacho
cielofortin@email.tamu.edu

Intellectual Property Aggies

Intellectual Property Aggies promotes activities to educate students about intellectual property law. It also facilitates relationships between the students interested in intellectual property law, our IP faculty, and the broader IP law community.

Preston Morgan
pmorgan@email.tamu.edu

International Law Society

The International Law Society promotes the awareness and understanding of international law and its impact on U.S. business, governmental and legal systems.

Cielo Fortin-Camacho
cielofortin@email.tamu.edu

Law Fellowship

Law Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Military & Veteran Law Society

Night Students Association

The purpose of this organization is to integrate night students into the fabric of the school and other organizations. The purpose is not to compete with other student honor societies but to work with other student organizations, the school administration and faculty to provide outstanding programs and academic resources to night students.

OUTLaw

OUTLaw is a social, political and philanthropic student organization serving the LGBT, questioning and allied straight community at Texas A&M School of Law. Goals include establishing an inclusive support network within the law school, working with local and national LGBT-oriented organizations, and connecting with LGBT-friendly members of the DFW legal community.

Phi Delta Phi

This legal fraternity promotes ethical, intellectual, social and professional advancement of law students and the legal profession at large. The Elliott Inn chapter is an honors inn of Phi Delta Phi with membership by invitation to those who have met its academic requirements.

Chizoba Onyeise
daa399@email.tamu.edu

PLAY (Presenting Legal Activities to Youth)

PLAY was established to serve as a liaison between the law school and the Tarrant County community. PLAY aims to expose youth — specifically those in socioeconomic groups that are underrepresented in the legal community — to opportunities available in the legal profession.

Paula Bowman
paula2015@email.tamu.edu

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

This organization promotes and encourages academic and professional involvement in the area of sports and entertainment law. It provides a forum promoting student interaction with lawyers and other professionals in the areas of sports and entertainment law, including, but not limited to, sports, fine arts, performing arts, television and film finance, distribution, contracts, negotiations, and agency and union laws.

Stephanie Assi
stephanieassi@email.tamu.edu

State Bar of Texas - Law Student Division

This division of the State Bar of Texas offers opportunities for law students to engage in activities of the State Bar of Texas, to receive bar-related information, and to participate in various bar functions and events.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The Student Bar Association represents the entire student body, encourages fraternity and fellowship, and provides a collective voice for students. Board members are selected by vote of the students, but any student may attend SBA meetings.

Lindsay Wozniak
President
lwozniak@tamu.edu
Patton Ritter
Vice President
generalpdr@tamu.edu
Vince Vela
Treasurer vince_vela@tamu.edu
Website: Student Bar Association website  
Twitter: TAMULawSBA  
Email: tamusba@gmail.com  

TAMU Energy Law Association

Jonathan Heathman
President
jh13@email.tamu.edu

Texas A&M Justice Society (formerly Innocence Project)

The Texas A&M Justice Society provides pro bono legal assistance to factually innocent prisoners who have been convicted of serious crimes in the state of Texas. Texas A&M Justice Society works in conjunction with a faculty sponsor and under the direction of a local criminal defense attorney.

Texas A&M School of Law International Petroleum Negotiators Student Club

Christopher Hamilton
President
odinlaw35@email.tamu.edu

Women’s Law Student Association

The Women’s Law Student Association promotes female leadership and ensures equality within the Texas A&M School of Law, the legal profession and the DFW metroplex. WLSA is a proactive organization working to achieve these goals by presenting and leading discussions on emerging legal issues affecting women.

Lindsay Wozniak
lwozniak@email.tamu.edu

Forming a New Student Organization

New organizations may be officially formed and recognized if their purposes are in accordance with those of the law school’s mission. Please note that new organizations at the Texas A&M School of Law must be reviewed and approved by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the law school. More information on student organizations can be found in the Student Handbook or contact Shawna Smith in the Office of Student Affairs. For more detail on how to start a student organization at Texas A&M, click here.