Life Outside the Classroom
Law students may be notoriously busy with school, but that
doesn't mean life stops outside the classroom. Take an urban city,
set it at the water's edge and in the shadow of mountains and
you have one of the most livable cities in the U.S. Combine the
opportunities found in a major city with an active student body
and the result is a vibrant community in which to participate
academically and socially. Our community includes the university
and the surrounding city, which are alive with intellectual, cultural
and social possibilities.
Student Organizations and Activities
Throughout the year, about 40 law student organizations host
panels and engage in public-interest legal work, publish periodicals
and scholarly journals, and provide a forum for students, faculty
and alumni to interact around specific legal issues and interests.
Some of the most popular annual events include the First Year
Appellate Advocacy Competition hosted by the Moot Court
Honor Board; the annual PILA auction, which funds grants for
students to pursue work in public interest; and a legal lecture
series hosted by the Black Law Students Association.