Public Law Student Orgs / Journals

  • UCLA’s ACS chapter is the most active student organization on campus. We are comprised of law students committed to building a broad community around a progressive vision of law and policy. Throughout the year, we hold substantive events on issues ranging from immigrants' rights and criminal justice to constitutional interpretation. We also hold social events throughout the year to connect students with faculty and practitioners and with each other. ACS is a national organization of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, and others who are committed to ensuring that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are given their rightful, central place in American Law. ACS educates about and advocates for a progressive vision of the law, focusing on issues such as access to the courts, anti-discrimination and affirmative action, civil liberties; consumer rights; criminal justice; disability rights; freedom of speech; gay rights; international human rights; immigration; labor law; open government; privacy; protection of health, safety and the environment; and women's rights and reproductive choice. The American Constitution Society takes no position on particular legal or policy initiatives. All expressions of opinion are those of the author or authors. ACS encourages its members to express their views and make their voices heard in order to further a rigorous discussion of important issues.

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  • The mission of the FBA is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of law students, federal practitioners, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public. The FBA represents the federal legal profession and includes more than 16,000 federal lawyers, law students, and 1,200 federal judges, working together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary. The FBA also provides opportunities for scholarship and for judges, lawyers and law students to interact professionally and socially.​

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  • The Federalist Society is a nationwide network of conservative, libertarian, and moderate judges, scholars, lawyers and law students dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint. The Federalist Society is a non-partisan organization 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 Federalist Society chapter at UCLA is committed to providing a diversity of views on campus through informed debate about limited constitutional government based on the rule of law and its positive effects on law and public policy.

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