McGeorge School of Law

Student Organization Information

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Club is a group whose members are students who seek to advance the growing practice of mediation, negotiation, arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution in the legal profession. ADR is present in every legal field you will enter upon graduation. Expanding these skills will prepare any student for a cutting edge in their career. There is a Negotiation competition in the Fall and events throughout the year. Dues are $10 per year for current McGeorge students.


ACS logoOur goal for this academic year is to facilitate debates and strengthen our relationship with our peers on campus and the Sacramento community. We value the support from ACS Sacramento Lawyer Chapter and the National Chapter, and we intend to be a source for mentoring and networking opportunities between lawyers and students. Interested in joining us? There are no member dues to be a part of our chapter! Look for our events advertised in The Docket or contact our board at acsmcgeorge@gmail.com.


AIM explores the social implications of AI development and implementation. AIM seeks to focus on the legal, political and equitable issues associated with the use of predictive algorithms and general AI, and the potential impact its use has on marginalized groups.


APALSA logoAPALSA is an academic, community service, and social group founded and is dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Asian Pacific American students at McGeorge School of Law. APALSA strives to provide opportunities through education, programs, and services that meet the specific concerns and the needs of McGeorge's Asian Pacific American law students.


BLSA logoThe purpose of the BLSA shall be to further the academic and social welfare of African American students enrolled at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; to increase the enrollment and retention of African American students at McGeorge School of Law; to promote professionalism and academic excellence among our members, and to improve community involvement among our members.


The Business Law Association connects members with information and opportunities relating to the various practice areas of business law. Look for our meetings and events advertised in The Docket or contact Francesca Torres, BLA President, to become a member.


Cannabis Law Society's objective is reducing the stigma associated with cannabis by learning the laws and regulations on cannabis cultivation and use. Members have the opportunity to tour a cultivation farm, meet individuals involved in cultivation, and learn of their experiences with the law. Members also meet and interact with attorneys who have firsthand experience in the business and legal aspects of the cannabis industry. Membership is not time consuming and dues are only $5 per year for McGeorge students. Any questions about the club may be emailed to Alexandra, President of the Cannabis Law Society.


CLSS logoCLSS exists to promote fellowship, community, and encouragement among Christian and non-Christian students, faculty, and staff on the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Campus. Our goal is to show Christ’s love to the McGeorge community in its entirety and to honor and glorify His kingdom.


Craft Beer Socity logoThe Craft Beer Law Society (CBLS) exists to educate members about the business and legal aspects of craft beer as well as to foster an appreciation for craft brews! We host meetings at local craft breweries and occasionally arrange tours and speakers at the breweries. Dues are $5 for the entire year, or $15 for dues and a shirt (if you click on the dues link, it will prompt you to add a shirt for an extra $10 if you would like). Look out for our "Hoppy Hours" in The Docket, or contact Kylie Zaechelein, CBLS President, to become a member today!


The Criminal Law Society strives to teach future lawyers the ins and outs of criminal law in order to jump start their careers. We host panel discussions and social mixers to ensure students make meaningful connections within the field. We end it all in the spring with our biggest event, the murder mystery dinner. This event involves faculty and students alike coming together for an evening of crime solving. Join CLS for an enriching experience and a “killer” time.


DALSA is a group for students who have disabilities or who want to help advocate for those with disabilities. DALSA works independently and in collaboration with other student groups to provide programming to educate the law school community about how disability is experienced by different groups of people and how that experience is shaped by law. DALSA aims to amplify the awareness of people with disabilities in all areas of law.


ELS logoThe Environmental Law Society is a great place to meet other motivated students with similar interests. We put on a variety of events throughout the year including Earth Week where we invite professionals in the field to come share their knowledge with students. If you were drawn to law school because of environmental law, or if you are just curious, ELS provides great opportunities to share your passion and learn more about environmental law. Email mcgeorgeels@gmail.com for more information!


Federalist Society logoThe Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.


The Government Affairs Student Association (GASA) at McGeorge is an organization that provides opportunities and connections between McGeorge School of Law students and alumni working in public sector legal, governmental, agency, political, and advocacy careers. Get connected with folks working in the Capitol building, key lobbying organizations, government agencies and entities, and other firms or organizations involved in public service or the public sector. Dues are $10 for the entire year to become an official member. Join the membership listserv, Facebook page, and Instagram account for regular updates on our events!


Interested in the health care field? Learn more about the health law field, help the community, and network with professionals through the Health Law Association. There will be some events aimed at promoting the physical and mental well being of members and the community as well. Look for our events in the docket or contact Shelly Der, MHLA President, to become a member today.


IPSA logoInterested in a career focused on intellectual property? IPSA is a powerful resource that provides members with opportunities to gain meaningful experiences in intellectual property law. This includes opportunities to connect with practicing attorneys and other professionals in the field, including field trips each semester to companies such as Netflix and Intel. IPSA also hosts "IP Week" in the Spring—a week full of festivities. To join, please contact Amir Joe Kallas.


Do you believe that the principles of international law should be more fully understood and recognized? MILS brings events that help educate us on principles and purposes of international law, international organizations and institutions, and comparative legal systems. International law practice requires networking among law students and legal practitioners for the advancement of legal education and for international understanding and cooperation.


The Jr. Barristers' Association acts as the connection between the Sacramento County Bar Association Barristers' Club and the McGeorge School of Law. The SCBA Barristers' Club consists of SCBA members who have been practicing law for 5 years or less, or are age 36 or less. They represent the new generation of attorneys and organize several events throughout the year for the purpose of education, networking, and entertainment.


Lambda is the campus LGBTQ+ organization that advocates for our queer students. We represent the interests of our LGBTQ+ identifying students, and host events throughout the year dedicated to the LGBTQ+ experience. We also hold the yearly Spring Spectacular, a show dedicated to the art of drag that raises funds for our LGBTQ+ scholarship. Swing by our table at the campus student org fair to meet us!


¡Hola! LLSA’s mission is to serve as an on-campus social, cultural, and professional forum for students. LLSA promotes the academic success and professional advancement of its members. LLSA also brings awareness to issues affecting the Latinx community through networking mixers and diversity panels. Dues are $10 per year for current McGeorge students. Look for our events advertised in The Docket or contact Patricia Castillo, President, to become a member today!


The Middle Eastern South Asian Association (MESAA) is a supportive community that celebrates diversity and helps students network with professionals around the Sacramento area! We work with community leaders and connect our members with professionals that they can create meaningful relationships with. Our society celebrates diversity and inclusion; everyone is welcome to join and we would love to see our society grow. If you're interested in joining, contact Donya at d_mobaligh@u.pacific.edu.


Military Law Society logoThe mission of the Military Law Society is to give back to veterans who have served our country, help support those students who are embarking on careers as JAG officers, help student veterans transition into legal careers, and promote camaraderie among McGeorge Veterans and Students.


Moot Court logoAre you ready to leave your legacy at McGeorge as a competitor in one of the country’s top ranked oral advocacy programs? The Moot Court program offers students the opportunity to compete nationally and internationally in as many as 15 different competitions. Since Moot Court deals with the appellate side of advocacy, our program enables students to hone their legal writing and oral advocacy skills. All students who have completed their second year of law school are eligible to apply.


NLG logoNLG is dedicated to protecting human rights against property interests through structural change.


PAD logoPhi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community. For more information contact Zohil Mukhtar at z_mukhtar@u.pacific.edu.


plss logoJD students who work in public service or public interest positions for up to 40 hours a week and for up to 13 weeks during the summer may be selected by a PLSS committee to receive a stipend of up to $3,500. The stipends are funded by the PLSS Annual Auction (held in the Spring by the Capital Center for Law and Policy) and by public interest endowments.


The Rugby Football club is about community, law, and a legacy of hard-fought rugby victories. As one of the oldest organizations on campus (dating back to 1981), the team boasts a strong network of alumni, students, and practicing legal professionals. The club looks to promote the sport of Rugby while fostering a stronger community with bonds that last a life-time. Open to first time players, ex-professionals, or anything in-between. Saturday is a Rugby Day.


Are you interested in a career with sports or entertainment? If so, SELS is the perfect club to get your foot in the door! SELS covers a wide range of legal areas such as contracts, labor, business, intellectual property, antitrust, legislation, and more! Come and join our club as we explore the different career paths that sports and entertainment have to offer. Look for our meetings and events advertised in The Docket or contact Lauren Wood, SELS President, at l_wood2@u.pacific.edu for more information.


Trial Advocacy Association (TAA) logoLooking for an opportunity to exercise your trial advocacy skills? The Trial Advocacy Association functions as a way to provide extracurricular educational opportunities to students and is a great chance to find networking opportunities. In January, we host the Ben Frantz Competition where 1Ls will get the opportunity to practice their trial skills, such as performing opening/closing statements and direct/cross examinations. Dues will be set by the Trial Advocacy Board Council in the fall semester. Look for panels we may host in the The Docket or contact Vanessa Washington, Trial Advocacy President, to become a member today!


The Unity Caucus is dedicated to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Unity Caucus furthers relations between the minority organizations but also to address common academic, professional, and political issues affecting minority students at McGeorge. The main goal of the Unity Caucus is to promote diversity on the McGeorge campus, to promote diversity in the legal profession, and to create a more inclusive environment in both realms. It promotes, supports, and amplifies the work of the affinity clubs and organizations at McGeorge, including APALSA, BLSA, LLSA, LAMBDA, LLSA, MESAA, and MWC. The Unity Caucus members are actively engaged in the work of the Diversity Affairs Committee. Among its most significant activities, the Unity Caucus organized tutoring sessions hosted in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity to support the academic achievement of all students at McGeorge, and the Unity Graduation Celebration to recognize the accomplishments and unique journey of diverse students in law school.


McGeorge Water Law Society is a student-run organization that seeks to engage students interested in Water Resources Law and connect them to the local and global Water Law community through events like career panels, Earth Week and off-site networking opportunities. For more information, contact Nicolette Jolicoeur at n_jolicoeur@u.pacific.edu


The McGeorge Women's Caucus seeks to promote the interests of women seeking a legal career and to encourage the entry of women into the profession. MWC seeks to connect women in our community through events, networking opportunities, and career building activities.


Yoga Club logoFeeling stressed? Yoga Club offers several classes each semester to provide a fun, social, stress-relieving outlet for McGeorge students! Each session during the semester will focus on different yoga styles and will end with meditation. Our classes are taught by various instructors from Rise Yoga. Members will pay $10 and be able to attend all yoga classes for free for the whole year; non-members will pay $5 per class. Don't forget a water bottle and mat (a limited amount of mats are available for use at each session as needed).