Legal Studies-Related Clubs
Brandeis has several student clubs through which students can hone their leadership and advocacy skills, build connections and network, and experience the law, works for social justice, and advocacy in action.
The Brandeis Pre-Law Society is designed to inspire interest into the field of law and prepare undergraduates for the LSAT and law school application process, help to educate the Brandeis student body on the application process to law school and create a forum whereby students can voice their concerns and questions about applying to law school. The club Includes practice timed LSAT sessions, visits from law school admissions counselors, and helpful ideas and suggestions throughout the year. The Pre-Law Society also brings speakers to campus to discuss current issues regarding the field of law.
- Contact: Noah Seligman, Lauren Dropkin
The Brandeis University Law Journal is the only undergraduate-edited legal publication in the country that is unaffiliated with a law school. The Journal admires law school expertise, but at the same time embraces its own undergraduate status. It produces original theses in rigorously researched articles in addition to publishing articles written by students from various academic concentrations. The Journal holds an academic focus while maintaining a broadly engaging appeal. Its scholarly aspirations find expression in its hands-on educational purposes.
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association (BUMTA) is the official, student-run mock trial organization of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. BUMTA is a member of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), which means that in addition to competing at Invitational tournaments hosted by schools, they also attend AMTA-sanctioned Regionals and beyond. BUMTA is unique among collegiate mock trial programs in that, in keeping with Brandeis University’s founding philosophy of inclusion, they place all interested students on teams.
The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII- pronounced "tree") was started by a Brandeis Professor and three Brandeis Students with the goal of addressing the problem of under-representation in immigration courts. Representation is essential in ensuring someone seeking immigration relief is successful. By providing services pro bono and training a talented team of paralegal and accredited representatives who can assist on cases, TRII is working to shrink the number of people who must face immigration court alone.
In addition to the above-listed clubs, Brandeis also has a variety of political and activist-oriented organizations listed below:
- Brandeis Climate Justice
- Brandeis Democrats
- Brandeis Israel Public Affairs Committee
- Brandeis Journal of Politics
- Brandeis Labor Coalition
- Brandeis Pro-Choice
- Brandeis Society for International Affairs
- Brandeis Student Association for The Right to Immigration Institute
- Brandeis Students Demand Action
- Brandeis Student Union
- Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine
- Brandeis United Against Inequities in Disease
- Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
- JStreet U
- STAND: Refugee Advocacy and Mass Atrocity Prevention
- Students for Environmental Action
- Young Americans for Liberty