Student
Organizations

UC Hastings is home to multiple student organizations, journals, and teams – and they make up the lifeblood of student life on campus.  Through their events, mentorship programs, and community engagement, our student organizations help students grow their professional networks and connections, develop skills, explore opportunities on and off campus, and build lifelong friendships.  Approximately 50 to 70 student organizations register with the campus annually, and our currently active ones are listed below.  In addition, we also have multiple other student engagement opportunities, some of which are listed below as well.

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Affinity Groups

Our affinity groups bring together students of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.

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Advocacy & Volunteer

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of non-legal volunteer work in the community.

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Athletic Activities

The gym at the Tower allows students to stay active during their time at Hastings.

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Journals

The Journals at UC Hastings publish scholarly articles, essays, and student  notes. First-year students who wish to participate on a journal during their second year are required to enter the Inter-Journal Writing Competition.

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Political

Political organizations at UC Hastings provide a means for students to become involved in national, state, and local politics.

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Topic Based

UC Hastings supports the work of over 20 student organizations that cover a wide range of topics.

Trial Advocacy

UC Hastings is consistently named one of the top trial team programs in the U.S. according to rankings of interscholastic law school trial competitions.

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Resources for Current Students

Current Student Organization leaders should consult the current Student Organization Handbook and the Student Organization MyHastings page for information regarding student organizations and the most common issues that arise. Please contact the Associate Director for Student Life & Inclusion with any questions, concerns, or to start a new organization.

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Upcoming Student Org Events

Jan 29

Global Pandemics and the US Constitution: A Critical Lens on the US Approach to COVID-19

UC Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Vol. 48 - 2021 Symposium Global Pandemics and the US Constitution: A Critical Lens on the US Approach to COVID-19…

Virtual Event
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jan 29

Healthy Conflict Resolution: A Certificate Training for Student Leaders (for students only)

CNDR presents an interactive two-part workshop that tackles the ways we communicate with each other, and how we can more effectively engage in difficult conversations for mutual benefit. The shift to online learning has impacted how we communicate with each other. Much is lost when we are not face to face, and misunderstandings can happen easily. Law school is an opportunity to practice bringing differing viewpoints together, instead of diverging. We will discuss tools and practice techniques you can use to improve your interactions and deepen understanding.

Virtual Event
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 05

HRPLJ, HWLJ, HJCP Symposium

The Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the Hastings Women's Law Journal, and the Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment are collaborating on a three-part symposium. More information to follow.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 12

HRPLJ, HWLJ, HJCP Symposium

The Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the Hastings Women's Law Journal, and the Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment are collaborating on a three-part symposium. More information to follow.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm