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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.

Last updated 3/29/2013