Student Groups

Participating in student groups can be an excellent way to build community on campus, to engage in leadership and collaborative activities, to develop knoweldge, experience and qualities that can make your time at Brown fulfilling and your preparation for your chosen profession more substantive.

The Student Activities Office oversees and maintains a list of officially recognized Brown student organizations. Below are some of the student organizations with a law focus.

If you are a leader of a pre-law student group and you would like the information for your group listed or updated, please email [email protected]

La Alianza Pre-Law Association

The purpose of La Alianza Pre-Law Association (APLA) is to inform, support, and advise a fostered community of prospective Latinx and Hispanic pre-law students and students interested in issues affecting the Latinx and Hispanic community.

Email: [email protected]

Black Pre-Law Association

The Brown University Black Pre-Law Association (BPLA) is an organization for Black undergraduate students. As a group, we provide opportunities for Black undergraduates to learn more about the journey to law school, the application process, and law school itself. BPLA strives to close the gap in access to pre-law resources by providing practice LSAT exams, mentorships, various workshops, and opportunities for law school visits. Additionally, we are comprised of students passionate about social change. BPLA is a community on campus for discussions about social issues and what we can do as students interested in law to make a change.

Email: [email protected] Website

Federalist Society

The Brown Federalist Society’s primary purpose is to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about legal topics. We believe debate is the best way to ensure that legal principles that have not been the subject of sufficient attention for the past several decades receive a fair hearing. Particularly at an institution like Brown, which is dominated by left-leaning ideology, it is vital for the sake of intellectual diversity that our student organization exists.

Email: [email protected] | Twitter

Mock Trial

Brown Mock Trial fields 3 teams that compete in mock trial tournaments as a part of the American Mock Trial Association. To prepare for these tournaments, each team of 8-10 students builds a legal case and tries that case against other college mock trial teams in front of a team of judges. Our teams compete throughout the year in preparation for the National Championship Tournament in April. While on our team, our students study the law, prepare legal arguments, and work on their acting skills.

Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook

Pre-Law Society

The Brown Pre-Law Society is a group of students from diverse backgrounds considering law school after graduation. Through lectures, panel discussions, and various other activities, the Society discusses the law and investigates the implications of attending law school, as well as the many possibilities thereafter. We host forums on various forms of law such as Title IX legislation, international law, and constitutional law, as well as law school admissions panels, LSAT workshops, and more.

Email: [email protected] | Website

Undergraduate Law Review

The Brown Undergraduate Law Review (BULR) is Brown University’s entirely student-written and student-run journal of legal scholarship. Our purpose is to provide undergraduate students a robust and accessible scholarly platform through which they can engage with the law. 

Email: [email protected] | Website

Women's Pre-Law Association

Offers law-related resources, events, and opportunities to bolster women’s professional and personal goals.

Email: [email protected]