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Advocates for LifeThe Advocates for Life at the University of Houston Law Center is a chapter of a national organization of law students dedicated to promoting awareness of the dignity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death and to fostering balanced and open discussion about the fundamental right to life in the legal community.Meghan BeytebierePresidentmnbeyteb@central.uh.edu
Asian Law Students AssociationALSA is a student organization dedicated to promoting diversity at UHLC and the Houston legal community. Membership is open to all students at UHLC. ALSA provides members with networking opportunities with other organizations and numerous other social events. Allan Jeanjaquet External Vice Presidentarjeanja@central.uh.edu
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)AIPN at UHLC is the student body’s link to AIPN Global Organization, and provides an avenue to raise awareness of, and encourage education, mentorship, and networking with practicing International Energy negotiators.
Royline Williams-FontenelleVice President & Membership Chairrnwilli2@Central.UH.EDU ;
Association of Women in LawThe Association of Women in Law (AWIL) is an organization designed to facilitate the attainment of leadership positions by women in the legal profession and encourage them to pursue their legal ambitions, by connecting them with other accomplished female attorneys and making career opportunities more accessible to them. Ghazal UllahPresident
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is the local chapter of the National Black Law Students Association. BLSA fosters and encourages the success of Black law students in law school and the legal community. Seeking to utilize the talents and resources of its members, BLSA promotes and encourages professional competence, community service and meaningful change in the local community.Charisma NguepdoPresidentuhlc@nblsa.orgN/
Clinical and Lawyering Enrichment Organization CLEO aims to educate members on the importance of clinical legal education, to provide guidance, information, and hands-on opportunities to members who are interested in the types of legal services the UHLC clinical legal program has to offer. The organization also aims to create a path of communication between UHLC students and clinical faculty and staff regarding relevant topics, interests, and ideas.Samantha CasasPresidentscasas@central.uh.edu (enter into search bar on FB)
Corporate & Taxation Law SocietyThe Corporate & Taxation Law Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the fields of Corporate and Tax law to students of the Law Center. The organization seeks to meet this goal through facilitating informative meetings, providing guidance, and promoting awareness of legal opportunities in the community.Marcos SonthayPresidentctls.uhlc@gmail.comctls-uhlc.com
Criminal Law AssociationCriminal Law Association (CLA) is a student-run organization at UHLC that promotes a community of students interested in criminal litigation and criminal law matters. Through social events and meetings, CLA promotes relationships between peers, mentors, and professors; informs students on issues they're passionate about; and better prepares students for criminal practice. Trey GiffordPresidentggiffordiii@gmail.com
Energy & Environmental Law SocietyThe Energy & Environmental Law Society (EELS) at the University of Houston promotes sound environmental policies that balance economic needs with the need to protect natural resources, wildlife, and water, soil, and air quality. EELS members make a personal commitment to protect our environment through recycling, energy conservation, education, and community service. EELS aims to (1) expose its members to career opportunities in energy and environmental law; (2) educate UH law students on aspects of environmental law and policy; (3) serve the local community through environmental education and work projects; (4) improve the environmental policies of the University of Houston Law Center.Justin HicksPresident
First-Generation Law Students at the University of Houston Law Center (First-Gen) First-Gen UHLC aims to equip First-Generation law students with the knowledge, resources, and connections to develop a strong foundation for a successful career in law by providing opportunities for mentorship and exposure. Conscious of the community we live in, we also aim to be a forum for students to talk about class identity and create avenues for discussions about concepts like justice and service both inside and outside of the classroom, which often reflects the socioeconomic disparity faced by First-Generation students.
First-Gen UHLC's overarching goal is to advocate for the recognition of our lived experiences as First- Generation students, as well as those of our families and communities.
Khady-Emilia Doumbia, Molly Elkins, Allan Jeanjaquet Respectively: President, Vice-President, External Vice-Presidentflip.uhlc@gmail.com
Hispanic Law Students AssociationThe Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) at the University of Houston Law Center is dedicated to promoting a successful representation of Hispanics in the legal community. Among its objectives, HLSA strives to increase the number of Hispanics at the University of Houston Law Center, facilitate their transition to law school, assist them with their educational and professional goals and to provide a mechanism for HLSA members to communicate effectively with the law school administration and the Houston legal community.Maria MedellinPresidentuhlc.hlsa16@gmail.com
Houston Business and Tax Law JournalThe Houston Business and Tax Law Journal (“HBTLJ”) was established in 2000 at the University of Houston Law Center and became the first student-edited journal in the state of Texas to publish electronic articles.

The Journal publishes one volume annually, comprising two or three issues, with each issue containing articles written by student members of the Journal and practitioners, including law professors, judges and practicing attorneys. These articles are selected to serve the scholarly interests of students, academics, and professionals within the national legal community.

The two principal functions of HBTLJ is to supplement the legal education of its members and to contribute to legal scholarship. The Journal is operated and managed entirely by the University of Houston Law Center students. Student editors and members select, edit, and publish articles and note, fostering integral skills in legal research and writing. Moreover, the duties of the editorial board allow members to develop administerial, editorial, and managerial skills. Our publication focuses on providing legal scholarship in the following areas of business law: Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, and Tax.
Meredith YuanEditor-in-Chiefhbtlj.uhlc@gmail.com Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy (HJHLP)UHLC’s students-run organization that brings together thought leadership and authorship in the Health Law & Policy areas, both from academia and healthcare industry. HJHLP is committed to providing a scholarly forum for the interdisciplinary exploration of the full range of issues in health law and policy, and is dedicated to publishing the nation's preeminent journal devoted exclusively to health law and policy issues.
The Journal publishes a volume of professional and student-authored pieces each year, and also hosts a Symposium that focuses on emerging and important issues in health care law and policy.
John NgunjiriManaging Editor - HJHLP Board XXIhjhlpme@gmail.com
Houston Journal of International LawHouston Journal of International Law (HJIL) is a student-run organization that publishes scholarly work by legal academic and law students, focusing on topics in international law. In addition to publishing three issues a year, HJIL also hosts the yearly Skelton Lecture Series, our annual journal banquet, the Judge James Baker Hughes writing competition, and partner with other organizations to host international themed lectures and panels throughout the school year. Chelsea KlumppEditor in Chiefccklumpp@central.uh.eduhttp://hjil.orgLinkedIn - Houston Journal of International Law
Houston Law ReviewThe Houston Law Review (HLR) is a scholarly journal published by its law student members. The articles are authored both by professionals and by student members of HLR, and typically discuss a specific issue or area of the law. We publish five issues a year.Reagan LutterEditor in
Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA)The Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) is a bar association of Houston young attorneys. Our membership consists of lawyers age 36 and under, or 5 years of practice or less, as well as law students. Our mission is to help our members learn, lead, network, and serve. Please check out our calendar for upcoming events, and our committees page to see how you can get involved!Joe HollowayStudent Directorjaholloway@uh.eduhttp://www.hyla.org
Jewish Legal ScoietyThe Jewish Legal Society (JLS) is the Jewish Law Students Group at the University of Houston Law Center. The JLS brings together Jewish and non-Jewish law students, attorneys, judges, and others for networking and fostering a strong legal community. Be on the look out for JLS club meetings with free lunch and social events to expand your legal connections! Megan
Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS)LELS provides law students interested in a career in labor and employment law with a forum to learn and network. Muhammad
Public Interest Law Organization We are a group of socially conscious law students with an interest in serving the public welfare. Some of our members have career aspirations working for the Equal Justice Initiative, the American Civil Liberties Union, in the government, and for various nonprofit organizations while others are just interested in giving something back to society. Through education, social events, and networking, PILO works to empower the future public interest attorneys at UHLC by providing a forum for jumpstarting their advocacy aspirations. PILO hopes to continue to grow as a student organization as well as foster partnerships with the PILO alumni community and the Houston legal community. Katherine Powell President pilo.uhlc@gmail.com a note, we are working on creating a new website. can send you updated link when it's ready.
Space Law SocietyThe Space Law Society is a student-run organization that promotes knowledge and understanding of space law and policy. The Space Law Society provides a forum for discussion of the legal and ethical issues which pertain to space law and policy. It also promotes awareness of the opportunities available in space law in the Houston community and at the Law Center. Joe HollowayPresidentuhlcspacelawsociety@gmail.com
Student Bar AssociationStudent Bar Association (SBA) is the student government organization at the University of Houston Law Center. As the governing body of UHLC, the SBA has an open-door policy which invites students to voice concerns, complaints, and suggestions at any time. SBA presents the needs and concerns of the student body to the Law Center faculty and administration. Additionally, SBA represents the law school in local, as well as national, law communities and sponsors community outreach, networking opportunities, and social events throughout the year for UHLC students.Stephanie
The Advocates at UHLCThe Advocates at the University of Houston Law Center is an organization comprised of law students whose purpose is to promote the art of oral and written advocacy through intramural competition and training. We provide a safe and structured environment for professional development activities that link Legal Skills courses to external legal practice development opportunities ("The bridge between the Classroom and the Client").Chelsea KlumppExecutive Chairtheadvocatesatuhlc@gmail.com
The Federalist SocietyThe Federalist Society is a non-partisan conservative/libertarian organization dedicated to freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint.Brooke
The Intellectual Property Student OrganizationThe Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO) is an association for students working in conjunction with the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law, the greater UHLC community, and the Houston bar to foster the professional development of its membership. IPSO members have opportunities to network with leading Houston attorneys, interact with IPSO alumni, and leverage a wealth of materials and venues designed specifically to help members find employment.Payam RashidiPresidentIPSOatUHLC@gmail.com