Alternative Dispute Resolution Club (ADR)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Club is a group whose members are students who seek to advance the growing practice of mediation, negotiation, arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute 
resolution in the legal profession. ADR is present in every legal field you will enter upon graduation. Expanding these skills will prepare any student for a cutting edge in their career. There is a Negotiation competition and events throughout the year.


American Constitution Society (ACS)

Interested in transforming our laws to protect democracy and to protect the lives of all people? Consider joining ACS! Our goal is to facilitate debates and strengthen our relationships with our peers and our community. We intend to be a source for mentoring, volunteering with local organizations, and creating networking opportunities for our members. There are no membership dues to be a part of our chapter! Look for our events on The Docket or contact our board at acsmcgeorge@gmail.com


Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

APALSA is an academic, community service, and social group founded and is dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Asian Pacific American students at McGeorge School of Law. APALSA strives to provide opportunities through education, programs, and services that meet the specific concerns and the needs of McGeorge's Asian Pacific American law students.


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The purpose of the BLSA shall be to further the academic and social welfare of Black/African American students enrolled at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; to increase enrollment and retention of Black/African American students at McGeorge School of Law; to promote professionalism and academic excellence among our members, and to provide a space for us to nourish and embrace our culture. 


Business Law Association (BLA)

The Business Law Association connects members with information and opportunities relating to the various practice areas of business law. Look for our meetings and events advertised in The Docket or contact Kyndall Banales, BLA President, to become a member.


Cannabis Law Society at McGeorge

Cannabis Law Society's objective is reducing the stigma associated with cannabis by learning the laws and regulations on cannabis cultivation and use. Members have the opportunity to tour a cultivation farm, meet individuals involved in cultivation, and learn of their experiences with the law. Members also meet and interact with attorneys who have firsthand experience in the business and legal aspects of the cannabis industry. 


The Capital Lawyering Association for Students (CLAS)

CLAS connects McGeorge students who are interested in a career in law and politics, with a vast array of alumni and practicing legal professionals. Anyone with an interest in networking is encouraged to join! See our social media for updates!! We work with various public and private partners, and alumni, through events co-hosted by the McGeorge Capital Center each month.


Christian Law Student Society (CLSS)

CLSS exists to promote fellowship, community, and encouragement among Christian and non-Christian students, faculty, and staff on the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Campus. Our goal is to show Christ’s love to the McGeorge community in its entirety and to honor and glorify His kingdom.


Craft Beer Law Society (CBLS)

The Craft Beer Law Society shall educate members about the business of craft beer and the legal issues surrounding craft beer and the alcoholic beverage industry. The Organization shall also foster an appreciation for craft beer and an understanding of the ways in which it is produced. In addition, CBLS seeks to provide a relaxed atmosphere for students to socialize and network, in addition to discussing topics in craft beer. 


Criminal Law Society (CLS)

The Criminal Law Society strives to teach future lawyers the ins and outs of criminal law in order to jump start their careers. We host panel discussions and social mixers to ensure students make meaningful connections within the field. We end it all in the spring with our biggest event, the murder mystery dinner. This event involves faculty and students alike coming together for an evening of crime solving. Join CLS for an enriching experience and a “killer” time.


Disability Alliance Law Students Association (DALSA)

DALSA is McGeorge School of Law's affinity group for people with disabilities and their allies. Our group's goal is to support all persons’ with disabilities that limit life activities. Our goal is to go beyond a medical diagnosis model of disability to consider the different social experiences of people with disabilities and how that relates to the practice and study of the law.


Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) seeks to provide students with the skills, contacts, and knowledge necessary to become successful environmental lawyers. These goals will be pursued through varied events and mentorship on internship opportunities. If you were drawn to law school because of environmental law, or if you are just curious, ELS provides great opportunities to share your passion and learn more about environmental law. Email mcgeorgeels@gmail.com for more information!


Federalist Society, McGeorge Student Chapter

The Federalist Society is 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.


Health Law Association (HLA)

The Health Law Association (HLA) is an organization intended to familiarize students with legal, ethical, political, and social aspects of healthcare. HLA is a resource for students seeking an education and employment in the field of Health Law. HLA meetings and events are designed to educate and introduce students to various aspects of Health Law and to facilitate networking with Health Law Practitioners in the local community and beyond.


Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA)

Interested in a career focused on intellectual property? Intellectual Property Law is one of the most dynamic fields in the legal profession for lawyers with and without undergraduate degrees in science. IPSA at McGeorge connects students to the world of IP Law by providing opportunities to mingle with practicing attorneys and other professionals in the field, including field trips each semester to companies such as Netflix and Intel.


International Law Society (MILS)

MILS is a great opportunity for students to learn and discuss about important international legal topics. We are proud to host expert speakers who have first-hand knowledge and can immerse you in this exciting field. Our goal is to promote human rights in all the world and we hope you’ll stop by and share this interest with us. We send regular updates on events so please keep an eye out!


Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)

JSLA is a cultural, social, educational, and religious organization that reflects the varied interests of the Jewish student community at McGeorge School of Law. We are committed to creating opportunities to learn more about Judaism and Jewish culture and to meet others. All students are welcome, regardless of their religious affiliations.


Lambda Law Students Association

Lambda is the campus LGBTQ+ organization that advocates for our queer students. We represent the interests of our LGBTQ+ identifying students, and host events throughout the year dedicated to the LGBTQ+ experience. We also hold the yearly Spring Spectacular, a show dedicated to the art of drag that raises funds for our LGBTQ+ scholarship. Swing by our table at the campus student org fair to meet us!


Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA)

¡Hola! LLSA’s mission is to serve as an on-campus social, cultural, and professional forum for students. LLSA promotes the academic success and professional advancement of its members. LLSA also brings awareness to issues affecting the Latinx community through networking mixers and diversity panels. Look for our events advertised in The Docket and The Writ and contact Erika Cabrera, LLSA President, if you have any questions!


Middle Eastern & South Asian Association (MESAA)

The Middle Eastern and South Asian Association (MESAA) is a supporting community that uplifts and supports the amplification of Middle Eastern and South Asian voices, while celebrating the diversity and individualism of the student body at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. If you are interested in joining, please contact President, Mondis Vakili at m_vakili@u.pacific.edu and Vice President, Mustafa Karim at m_karim@u.pacific.edu


Military Law Society (MLS)

The mission of the Military Law Society is three-fold: to give back to veterans who have served our country, to support legal career transitions for veterans out of the military or civilians into JAG service, and to promote camaraderie among McGeorge veterans and students. 


Moot Court Society (MMCS)

Are you ready to leave your legacy at McGeorge as a competitor in one of the country’s top ranked oral advocacy programs? The Moot Court program offers students the opportunity to compete nationally and internationally in as many as 15 different competitions. Since Moot Court deals with the appellate side of advocacy, our program enables students to hone their legal writing and oral advocacy skills. All students who have completed their second year of law school are eligible to apply.


National Lawyer's Guild (NLG)

“To use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers & jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights & ecosystems over property interests.” 

For over 80 years, the NLG has acted as the legal arm of social movements & the conscience of the legal profession. The NLG is anti-capitalist, anti- imperialist, anti-racist & helps to support social justice movements on the ground & provide solidarity to international struggles. 


Public Legal Services Society (PLSS)

The Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) is a student organization dedicated to enhancing the ability of law graduates to choose public interest or public service careers. PLSS was established in 1990 by students who recognized that student loan debt could very likely deter or prevent their employment in jobs that serve the public interest. PLSS also organizes career development, educational, and community service activities for the McGeorge community. 


Public Policy and Administration Society

PPAS aims to provide networking and career development opportunities for students interested in public service, policy making, and policy implementation within government, non-profit organizations, private firms, and advocacy groups. 


Rugby Football Club

The McGeorge Rugby Club is committed to providing a full and rewarding rugby experience for McGeorge students regardless of experience. As the club goes into our 40th season, we provide an involved alumni base, strong peer support system and fun relief from the rigors of law school to go along with an easy time commitment. 


Trial Advocacy Association (TAA)

Are you interested in trial advocacy? The Trial Advocacy Association is a place for like-minded students to socialize, network, and practice their trial advocacy skills. We host events with trial attorneys to provide insight to students about what their futures could hold. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Barbanica at j_barbanica@u.pacific.edu


Unity Caucus

The Unity Caucus is dedicated to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Unity Caucus furthers relations between the minority organizations but also to address common academic, professional, and political issues affecting minority students at McGeorge. The main goal of the Unity Caucus is to promote diversity on the McGeorge campus, to promote diversity in the legal profession, and to create a more inclusive environment in both realms. It promotes, supports, and amplifies the work of the affinity clubs and organizations at McGeorge, including APALSA, BLSA, CLSS, JLSA, Lambda, LLSA, MESAA, WOCC and MWC. The Unity Caucus members are actively engaged in the work of the Diversity Affairs Committee. Among its most significant activities, the Unity Caucus organized tutoring sessions hosted in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity to support the academic achievement of all students at McGeorge, and the Unity Graduation Celebration to recognize the accomplishments and unique journey of diverse students in law school.


Water Law Society

McGeorge Water Law Society is a student-run organization that seeks to engage students interested in Water Resources Law and connect them to the local and global Water Law community through events like career panels, Earth Week, and off-site networking opportunities. Email mcgeorgewaterlawsociety@gmail.com to be added to our email list.


Wine Law Society

The purpose of the society is to help its members learn about the business of wine and the legal issues surrounding the wine and alcoholic beverage industry. In addition, the club shall promote the appreciation of wine and similar beverages and shall foster an understanding of the ways in which they are produced. 


Women's Caucus (MWC)

The Women's Caucus provides women law students with networking opportunities and a community to thrive in. The Women's Caucus focuses on providing women law students with opportunities to connect with their peers and various members of the women legal community in Sacramento and beyond. 


Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC)

Are you a womxn of color? The Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC) provides a supportive and inclusive community for women and non-binary people of color and allies at McGeorge. WOCC seeks to advance the passions, goals, and needs of women and non-binary people of color and enrich their educational experiences by having cultural, social, professional, educational, and community service events. Look for us in The Docket or contact Marissa Flores at to become a member today!