Student Organization Registration

Registration/Renewal Process for Existing Student Organizations

Each year all UCI Law student organizations must go through the registration (or renewal) process, and submit the proper materials to the Director of Student Life and Student Bar Association Board.  Student leaders will register or renew their organization with main campus here, and complete a 15 minute COOL (Campus Organizations Online) Training. The $50 registration fee will be covered by the Office of Student Services; select the "drop off payment" option when registering. Student leaders will also be required to submit materials such as their constitution and officer contact information to SBA and Student Life. 

Why Become a Registered Organization?

  • Support from the UCI Law Director of Student Life (event planning, budgeting, constitution, etc.)
  • No rental fees when reserving space on law or main campus
  • LawNet resources including email, website, group calendar, document sharing and more
  • Participation in Student Involvement Fair (Law School and Main Campus)
  • Lockable storage cabinets on 4th floor of MPAA
  • Leadership programs with Law School and Main Campus
  • Liability insurance for events provided by the UC Office of the President
  • Media services/equipment rental (microphones, screens, projectors, video-taping, etc.) and operator services are generally free at the Law School for law student organizations
  • Free rental and set up of up to 6 tables at the Law School
  • Ability to request money from SBA and have an account/banking services on campus

Starting a New Organization

If you would like to be considered as an official student organization at UCI Law, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet with the Director of Student Life (studentlife@law.uci.edu)
  2. Develop a proposed constitution for your organization (sample constitution)
  3. Recruit UCI Law students to participate in the organization
  4. Identify a faculty advisor
  5. Submit the Intent to Form a New Student Organization paperwork, along with your proposed constitution to the Executive Director of Student Affairs.

The Law School Dean of Students, Executive Director of Student Affairs, and the Student Bar Association make up a committee that considers new student organization applications. The committee will consider the following items when determining whether a group should be an official UCI Law student organization:

  • Does the organization bring value to the UCI Law community?
  • Is the organization duplicative in purpose or name of an existing UCI Law student organization?

If the group is approved by the committee, the organization's contact person will be informed of the next steps needed to finalize recognition and registration.