The Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society [JHL] is an honorary fraternity organized for the advancement of legal scholarship and ethics. Full time students who have completed at least two (2) terms, accumulated a minimum of fifteen (15) term hours of course work at BSL, and attained a minimum 3.00 GPA are eligible for membership. Applications for new membership are available in the administrative office and in the law library. As recognition of their membership and support of the school, JHL Honor Society members wear gold tassels on their tams and gold medals during commencement exercises. More information can be found on the JHL Honor Society TWEN site.
The American Association for Justice [AAJ] is a national organization focused on plaintiff’s rights through trial advocacy and a focus on education and guest lecturer programs. The local chapter is the Alabama Association for Justice [ALAJ]. Membership in this organization is open to any student interested in joining. Membership may be particularly helpful to those students interested in becoming trial lawyers because of the unique training programs in trial advocacy sponsored by AAJ (see Mock Trial competition below). Additionally, AAJ provides networking opportunities and extra-curricular education through its mentoring programs, student newsletters, ambassador program, law student information website, etc. Check the organization’s TWEN site for more information. As recognition of their membership, members may wear silver cords during commencement exercises.
The Black Law Students Association [BLSA] is a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association. This organization is open to all students without regard to hours completed or GPA. The mission of this association is to articulate, promote, and discuss issues of concern among law students and to facilitate interaction among its members, African-American alumni of BSL, and the legal community in Alabama. As recognition of their membership, members may wear purple-striped cords during commencement exercises. Check the organization’s TWEN site for more information.
Delta Theta Pi [DTP] is a law fraternity and service organization. This organization is open to all students without regard to hours completed or GPA. See the DTP TWEN site for more information. As recognition of their membership, members may wear red cords during commencement exercises. Check the organization’s TWEN site for more information.
Birmingham School of Law Women’s Association [BSLWA] is a school association that represents the women attending the Birmingham School of Law. As an association, we encourage mentorship, fellowship, and scholarship. It is BSLWA’S mission to foster a community of support within BSL for women in law and to provide resources for networking and mentorship opportunities to advance women in the legal profession, and to advocate for the equality of women under the law. Check the organization’s TWEN site for more information.