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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 Director of Law Student Services.

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 2013-2014 officers are:

  • David Felts, President
  • Justin McKinzie, Vice President
  • Anna Magnuson, Secretary
  • Robert Garrett, Treasurer
  • Shari Hampton, Class Representative
  • K. Aaron Heifner, 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 current officers are:

  • Rachel Johnston, President
  • Laura Fennelly, Vice President
  • Amy Thompson, Secretary
  • Amanda Wolschleger, Treasurer
  • Tonya Bankhead-Lynch, Marketing
  • Shawn Good, Web Master

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 current officers and members are:

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

Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF)

The Christian Legal Fellowship was formed February 4, 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 CLF seeks to encourage and uplift members and community through group meetings, personal connections, and the exploration of faith.

The officers are:

  • Christian Allen, President
  • Tonya Bankhead-Lynch, Vice President
  • Shari Hampton, Secretary
  • Robert Garrett, Treasurer

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
  • Tonya Bankhead-Lynch, Vice President
  • Shari Hampton, Treasurer
  • Prosper Batinge, Secretary