Student Organizations

Indiana Tech law students do more than just study. Students are active, public-minded and diverse, all qualities reflected by a wide variety of thriving student organizations at the Law School. Students may participate in extra-curricular activities that develop their leadership skills, promote community spirit, perform public service, create educational opportunities, and, sometimes just have fun.

Current law students interested in creating a student organization should contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

Indiana Tech Law School neither monitors nor controls the information contained on student organization web pages or on other websites to which they are linked.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The charter class at Indiana Tech Law School elected the inaugural officers for the Indiana Tech Law School Student Bar Association on Sept. 13, 2013. The Student Bar Association is the official governing entity of the student body at Indiana Tech Law School. The SBA was formed in order to represent the interest and opinions of the student body; to provide for democratic government; to aid in the furtherance of scholastic achievement; to foster understanding and cooperation amongst faculty, students, and alumni; and to promote the general welfare of the student body.

The 2015-2016 officers are:

  • Megan Reynolds, President
  • Justin McKinzie, Vice President
  • Eric Smith, Secretary
  • Tamzin Cheshire, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Hitchcock, Honor Council Student Representative
  • Christian Allen, 3L Class Representative
  • Philip R. Davis, 2L Class Representative
  • Matthew Keen, 1L Class Representative

Women’s Law Society (WLS)

The Women’s Law Society received official recognition November 26, 2013, as one of the new student organizations at the law school. The group’s primary goal is to promote awareness of women in the law and women’s issues in the community, as well as to provide the community with knowledge and understanding of the legal profession and to improve relations between the bar, the judiciary and the general public.

The Women’s Law Society Faculty Advisor is Professor Guadalupe T. Luna, and the organization’s officers are:

  • Laura Fennelly, President
  • Amy Thompson, Vice President
  •  Amanda Wolschleger, Secretary
  • Sam Arp, Treasurer

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society was officially recognized by the Student Bar Association as a student organization on January 13, 2014.  Founded in 1982, The Federalist Society is committed to the following principles:

  • The state exists to preserve freedom.
  • The separation of government powers is central to our Constitution.
  • The province and duty of the judiciary is to say what the law is, not what it should be.

The Indiana Tech Law School chapter members are dedicated to the principles listed above and to furthering these principles as they learn to practice law and enter their future careers. The organization is open to all students, and the current members are looking forward to being active participants in campus life.

The Federalist Society’s Faculty Advisor is Professor Charles E. MacLean, and the organization’s officers are:

  • Jon Olinger, President
  • Justin McKinzie, Vice President
  • Jason Thompson, Treasurer
  • Dave Felts, Secretary

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

Indiana Tech Law School chapter of the Christian Legal Society was first established in 2014. It is a diverse and vibrant Christian community where students can gather and figure out what it means to be a Christian in the legal field. The goals include supporting each other in legal studies and encouraging one another to serve others as future members of the legal profession. The CLS seeks to encourage and uplift members and community through group meetings, personal connections, and the exploration of faith.

The officers are:

  • Christian Allen, President
  • Justin McKinzie, Vice President
  • Amy Thompson, Secretary

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

The Indiana Tech Law School chapter of the National Black Law School Association was officially chartered on March 2, 2014. The mission statement for the Black Law Student Association is as follows:

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is an organization aimed at impacting the law school experience of all students through diversity. It is also an organization that seeks to impact the Fort Wayne community by participating in and promoting community service programs. BLSA does not seek to isolate itself from the law school community; rather it advocates cooperation and involvement of its members with other students, student organizations, faculty and staff to help foster an even richer learning environment.

The officers are:

  • Robyn Clark, President
  • Amy Thompson, Treasurer

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

The Indiana Tech Law School SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

The Indiana Tech Law School SALDF is dedicated to the goals of educating the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse, and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. The Indiana Tech Law School SALDF is equally dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The activities of Indiana Tech Law School SALDF shall include, but not be limited to: hosting speakers, debates, and conferences on current issues in animal protection law; carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations promoting animal protection; networking with students at other law schools, colleges, universities, and high schools; conducting educational events such as information tables and video screenings on pertinent issues; and advocating on behalf of vegetarian/vegan students within their law school.

The officers are:

  • Nicole Bauerle, President
  • Cassandra De Good, Vice President
  • Megan Reynolds-Close, Treasurer
  • Tamzin Cheshire, Secretary
  • Nichole Kaiser, At-Large
  • George Mavronicolas, At-Large