If your law school does not have an officially-recognized student chapter, we invite you to establish a student group of the Law Society pursuant to the requirements
at your school and then apply for official recognition from the Law Society. Otherwise, we welcome you to participate in the Society as a member of a local or area chapter
chapters, which are available to law students attending law schools in areas where there are an insufficient number of students to form a student chapter.
There are a few important steps to consider in deciding whether or not to form a student chapter:
First, are there a sufficient number of potential student members attending your law school to create a student chapter? Officially-recognized student chapters range in size
from 5 to approximately 80 (excluding Brigham Young University). Despite small numbers, many students choose to create a formal student chapter at their law schools especially
given the funding that traditionally flows to such organizations once recognized by their law school.
Second, what steps does your law school require to become a recognized student organization? You should follow whatever organizational guidelines are required by your law school.
For example, many law schools require a bylaws (or a constitution), democratic elections, and a minimum number of student members.
Third, what attorney chapter will the newly-formed student chapter become affiliated with? Attorney chapter leaders have often assisted in the creation of numerous regional student
chapters. Most attorney chapters have a member of their Board, an "attorney advisor," who is generally responsible for acting as a conduit for training student leaders, conveying
announcements, and otherwise connecting students with the attorney chapter. He or she can also advise student leaders on activities, possible speakers, finances, and chapter organization.
You should connect with the appropriate attorney advisor early in the formation process.
To become an officially recognized student chapter of the Law Society, you must submit the following application package to the SCB Chair:
(A) Student Chapter Application
(B) Bylaws, customized for your law school; and
(C) if possible, evidence (an email or letter) that your student chapter is a recognized student organization at your law school.
If you have questions about creating a new chapter or what materials need to be submitted, please do not hesitate to contact either the local or area chapter president for your region or
your region's SCB member. If you wish to download the applaictaion you may do so here.