Interested in various ways to connect with your classmates? Below is a list of options we have available to get involved.
There’s a rich and varied life for students outside of the classroom. This is an environment of inclusion, and there are a bevy of opportunities to meet and benefit from other students, work alongside members of the legal community, and to mingle with the rest of the school.
What if you had an opportunity to ask questions of a Superior Court Judge or get a behind-the-scenes perspective on a court session? That’s the experience for the 3rd- and 4th-year law students in the Lincoln Law Mentor Program. It’s a view of the law very different from a textbook or a classroom, and it’s an example of the creative thinking that happens here. After all, it’s the brainchild of Laurie Earl, class of 1988 and the presiding judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court. She’s also Lincoln Law School’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year!
Observing the legal world in action, be it in a law office or corporate environment, isn’t just invaluable, it’s worth credit. Guided by the Legal Internship Coordinator, the program gives 3rd- and 4th-year students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and firsthand exposure to the legal profession.
Student Bar Association
Every registered student becomes a member of the Student Bar Association (SBA). This collective group of campus leaders hosts events throughout the year that give students an opportunity to mingle and network with other each other, faculty, and staff. Events have included the faculty/student basketball game, Barristers’ Ball, fall picnic, golf tournament, and student/alumni mixers. The SBA also publishes the Voir Dire, a publication containing law review articles, alumni news, and other items of interest.
When you graduate, you’ll automatically become a member of the Lincoln Law School Alumni Association. When they’re not creating opportunities for professional development, networking, volunteering, and student mentoring, the alumni volunteers shape and influence the policies and direction of the Association and sponsor a wide variety of programs and events in support of the Law School, its alumni, and the student body.
National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) represents the interests of Asian Pacific American law students and provides advocacy, support, and career development opportunities for its members throughout the United States. For more information, click here. You can also email the group at LincolnAPALSA@gmail.com
National Black Law Students Association
The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. As the largest student run organization in the United States with nearly 6,000 members, NBLSA is also comprised of chapters or affiliates in six different countries. Click here for more information.
Delta Theta Phi
Delta Theta Phi is a professional legal fraternal organization committed to providing a spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for lawyers and law students to promote their personal, professional, and intellectual growth through networking, leadership training, scholarship, guidance, and a collective responsibility to the fraternity and the future of the legal profession. Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity that publishes its own authoritatively recognized law review, the Aldelphia. By joining Delta Theta Phi, you will become part of an extensive international membership with some very prestigious alumni. Some prominent members of Delta Theta Phi include: Lyndon B. Johnson, Calvin Coolidge, J. Edgar Hoover, Dan Rather, John Grisham, Oliver Wendall Holmes, and Sandra Day O’Conner. To learn more about the international fraternity, please visit their website at www.deltathetaphi.org.
The Earl Warren Senate at Lincoln Law School was chartered in 1982. Becoming a member of Lincoln’s only law fraternity also helps foster a sense of community that can sometimes be lost in such a rigorous academic program. Delta Theta Phi is a great way to meet new people and expand your personal and professional networks. Your Delta Theta Phi brothers and sisters are here to offer support, advice, direction, and friendship through your school years and beyond. Information about upcoming events will also be posted on Senate’s Facebook page, which can be found by searching “Delta Theta Phi – Earl Warren Senate”.
To join Delta Theta Phi, simply fill out the application and submit it along with your $80 membership fee to the front office. The $80 fee will cover your time in law school and 2 years after graduation. Please feel free to email LincolnDTP@gmail.com with any questions you may have regarding membership or any of our upcoming events.
National Latino/Latina Law Student Association (NLLSA)
The purpose of the NLLSA is to advance Latina/o law students through support, advocacy, and professional development by articulating and promoting their needs, develop a network among Latina/o law students at Lincoln Law School and attorneys in the Sacramento area and foster the exchange of ideas and promote a deeper understanding of the Latina/o American community. We inspire Lincoln students to serve the interests and aspirations of Latina/o Americans and all diverse populations as well as promote awareness of the feasibility and opportunities for pursuing a law career and encourage the retention and recruitment of Latina/o students in law school.
Women’s Justice Society (WJS)
Women’s Justice Society is a dynamic and diverse women’s organization at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento supporting, advancing and encouraging its members to make positive changes within the Sacramento community. Women’s Justice Society dedicates itself to promoting a society that places no limits on where a woman’s skills and talents can take her. Our goal is to provide opportunities that enhance the social, educational, and professional lives of our members as well as to create a powerful community of lawyers with a dramatic collective impact on the Sacramento community.
Lambda is composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied students, faculty, and staff at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. The mission of Lambda is to advance law students through support, advocacy, and professional development; to develop a network of law students and lawyers in the Sacramento region; to foster the exchange of ideas and promote deep understanding of the legal, political, and social status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in society; and to inspire and support space for LGBT students at Lincoln Law School through academic and professional support programs, along with a variety of social opportunities.
Sometimes, it just takes talking things through with another person to better understand the complexities of the law. And who better than your fellow law students? That’s why we provide bulletin boards and student government organizations to help with finding or organizing study groups.
The Barristers’ Ball is a tradition at nearly every law school in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Lincoln Law School is no exception. This semi-formal event provides a time to get dressed up, mingle with your fellow students, alumni, and faculty, and celebrate a year of scholastic achievement.
When you work full-time and attend law school, it isn’t always easy to network with more than your cohort. That’s why every fall the Student Bar Association organizes a picnic that brings together students, faculty, alumni, and their families for a day of fun, games, and, of course, a barbecue.
Counseling and Tutoring Services
Your success is paramount to our success. That’s why our part-time faculty will make every effort to be available for counseling and may refer you to our tutoring services. We’ll identify the area where assistance is necessary and connect you to upper-class students, recent alumni, or other helpful resources. For one-on-one assistance, our faculty is also available by appointment. And, as always, the dean maintains an open-door policy for any student.
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