MSLAW is committed to ensuring a diverse learning experience. Its student population is ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse, and the composition of our student groups and their members reflect that diversity. We strive to provide co-curricular activities and support opportunities for student leadership, as well as participation in campus organizations and governance through our student groups and school-sponsored events and activities.

Student Bar Association

The Massachusetts School of Law Student Bar Association (SBA), which is led by law students chosen by vote of the entire student body, sponsors a guest-speakers series, which has included lectures by numerous judges, lawyers, and government officials. The SBA also sponsors a toy donation and gift-exchange program, including a holiday party held on campus for children at St. Ann’s Home. St. Ann’s is a local home and school for children and young adults focused on those with serious disabilities. MSLAW’s SBA also sponsors, organizes, and hosts the annual Law Day Dinner Dance, an event held in the Spring that brings together the entire MSLAW community.

MSL Student Bar Association

Black Law Students Association

MSLAW’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), a chapter of NBLSA, strives to address the particular needs of minority law students and to provide law-related services to greater Boston minority communities. BLSA sponsors bake sales, ice cream socials, car washes, community service, and other activities to further its mission. Membership in BLSA is open to all students, as allyship is a core paradigm of the various student organizations.

MSL Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

Diversity Alliance

The Diversity Alliance’s mission is to promote a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community through outreach and education. The Alliance seeks to instill tolerance, to value diversity and to demonstrate the inherent worth of all people. Additionally, the Alliance seeks to expand our understanding of the unique contributions each individual makes regarding the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community within the MSLAW community and beyond.

MSL Diversity Alliance

Veterans Association

MSLAW’s Veterans Advocacy group is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America. Its mission is to bring all former and current military students together for academic and moral support, community involvement, and a companionship all military members share. Since its inception, Professor Paula Colby-Clements has served as the faculty advisor to the MSLAW Student Veterans Association. MSLAW has a strong veteran population as well as many family members of servicemen and women.  MSLAW has been involved with Run for the Troops, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, since its creation 10 years ago. This organization was initially formed to help the national Homes For Our Troops organization build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.

Veterans Association