Get Involved

One of the purposes of the Law Society is to bring together students with an interest in law, and to engage and network with faculty, alumni, lawyers, and legal organizations. There are many ways in which you can become involved with and/or support the Law Society. If you would like to become involved, contact us. A few examples of involvement include

  • Speaking to the Law Society about your legal experiences or areas of expertise
  • Leading a discussion regarding relevant legal or law-related topics
  • Submitting a short piece to the Law Journal that is aimed at educating undergraduate students about careers, educations, or experiences in the legal field
  • Volunteering time to serve as a coach or judge for our Law Teams (mock trial, moot court, mediation), or witnessing a practice session to provide meaningful feedback and critique
  • Informing the Society about various pre-law or law-related opportunities
  • Signing up for a law journal subscription
  • Joining the listserv to receive Law Society updates, and the most recent digital editions of the Law Journal
  • Sponsoring the Society or supporting us financially
  • Supporting us in any other fashion you may see fit

We also encourage you to stay connected to the Society through FacebookTwitter, or our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have.

Prospective Members

If you are a student or prospective student, and are interested in becoming a member of the Law Society, please visit our Membership page.

Parents

Parents of current students can be excellent sources of information and connections. Along with alumni and faculty/staff, parents are an enthusiastic group eager to help students learn the inside story. Parents are encouraged to take part in campus presentations and in developing internships. We also hope that parents will attend Law Society events when visiting campus (including Fall Family Days), and support their children who are active in the Society. Also, we encourage parents to send us any appropriate job or internship announcements they may see (online form). You can find more information for parents on the college website http://parents.williams.edu.

Faculty/Staff

One of the purposes of the Law Society is to bring together students with an interest in law, and to engage and discuss issues of importance related to law and justice with faculty, alumni, and other individuals. Our goal is to form and build a strong relationship with the faculty and resources on the Williams campus. We hope to actively engage faculty who teach courses or have interests related to issues law and justice, or who have had experience in the legal field. To view our advisors, please click here. A few examples of faculty/staff involvement include

  • Advising the Society or its leadership on how it can work with your department or office
  • Speaking about your areas of expertise, or moderating a discussion regarding relevant legal or law-related topics
  • Volunteering time to serve as a coach or judge for our Law Teams (mock trial, moot court, mediation), or witnessing a practice session to provide meaningful feedback and critique
  • Serving on the Law Journal Faculty Advisory Board, or being featured in an interview for the Law Journal
  • Suggesting event ideas and themes and informing the Society about various related opportunities
  • Signing up for a law journal subscription
  • Serving as the Faculty/Staff advisor for the Society, and mentoring and developing our leadership
  • Supporting us in any other fashion you may see fit

Alumni

Our goal is to form and build a strong relationship with Williams alumni, as well as coordinating law-related events with Alumni Relations and the Career Center. We hope to actively engage alumni who are in the legal field, have graduated from law school, have relevant experience, or are passionate to contribute to our cause and current members of our organization. You can view a list of involved alumni here. If you wish to become involved, please fill out this form. A few examples of alumni involvement include

  • Luncheon discussions with the Law Society when visiting campus
  • Speaking to the Law Society about your legal experiences or areas of expertise
  • Leading a discussion regarding relevant legal or law-related topics
  • Being featured in an interview or an alum profile for the Law Journal
  • Volunteering time to serve as a coach or judge for our Law Teams (mock trial, moot court, mediation), or witnessing a practice session to provide meaningful feedback and critique
  • Volunteering for our mentorship program that connects students with alumni
  • Informing the Society about various pre-law or law-related opportunities
  • Signing up for a law journal subscription
  • Supporting us in any other fashion you may see fit

Lawyers/Law Firms/Legal Organizations/etc.

As a lawyer, or law firm, there are many areas in which you can become involved and support the Law Society. We invite you to speak to our members regarding your legal experiences or areas of expertise in the field of law, or lead a discussion regarding legal and law-related topics. You can also sponsor our organization, or one of our law teams, or place an ad in our legal publication. For more information on how to become involved, or to connect with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Community Members

If you are a local community member, and would like to stay informed of what the Law Society is doing, receive notifications of our events, or connect with us in some other way, feel free to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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