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.

Curry without Worry
Advocacy & Volunteer

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

Hastings Basketball Club
Athletic Activities

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


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.


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

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

Oct 23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oct 25

Let’s Rant About It: If/When/How Article Club

Like a book club, but less time commitment. Join If/When/How to discuss articles about varying aspects of reproductive justice.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 29

La Raza 1L Test Taking Workshop

Professor Ibarra will hold a workshop on how to outline and provide test taking tips and skills for 1Ls in advance of finals.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 29

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join La Raza in celebrating the end of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month! Hear speakers discuss their culture and try food from different countries!

333 Quad
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm