About Student Organizations at Georgetown Law
Student organizations are the heart of extracurricular activities at Georgetown Law. Throughout the academic year the Law Center is alive with activity through student group programming. The 90+ student groups engage the community by hosting panels and guest speakers about law and policy issues, provide community service opportunities and outreach, engage alumni and practitioners in professional development for students, and provide opportunities for social interaction and cultural appreciation. Student organizations promote the communal spirit of the Law Center; the diversity of student organization events and venues allow for GULC students to come together to learn, engage and form new relationships.
Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the governing body of the students at Georgetown Law. Through its activities, the SBA endeavors to further legal education, promote fellowship and goodwill among students, faculty and the administration, and advocate the concerns of the Law Center's students. In addition, the SBA coordinates student activities and organizations, and is charged with appropriating funds for student activities and student organizations. For for more information click here for their website.
Forming a New Group
- Organize: Student Organizations are a vital and integral part of Student Life at Georgetown Law. There are a wide variety of student organizations that actively produce activities and events for the students and the community at Georgetown Law. New student organizations can be considered for official recognition and funding from the Student Bar Association by following the steps outlined for new student groups on this webpage.
- Reactivate: The process to reactivate or start a new student organization is simple. First, talk to the Coordinator of Student Organizations in the Office of Student Life. Then, plan an information meeting to gauge student interest in the group. Next, submit the new Student Organization application and proposed organization constitution for approval. The Student Life Committee made up of students, faculty and staff evaluates the application and notifies the applicant whether the group has been approved as a student organization and if they are eligible for funding.
Planning an Event for your Group
To plan an event with your student group please refer to the event planning page of our website by clicking here.
Financial Planning for your Group
The SBA is in charge of budget allocations for student groups however, click here for more information about our financial policies, forms and procedures.