"Without the Guild to inspire, guide and rock my world, I’m not sure I would have been able to survive law school." - Merrilyn Onisko, Former Student Co-SNVP
Do you find law school alienating?
Of course you do! It's designed to be alienating. Well there's one cure we've found for law school alienation blues, and that's organizing. And the Guild is proud to be one of the largest and most radical law student organizations nationwide. With over 90 chapters in law schools across the country, we've got a network of good ideas, great campaigns and amazing students. If you want to organize against the death penalty, stop JAG from coming on campus, meet with radical lawyers who survived law school to fight the good fight, fight for an LRAP program at your school or just chill with some like-minded students, we can help you make it happen.
We have resources and people that can help you pull together an NLG chapter on your campus if there isn't one already, or we can tell you how to hook up with one if there is one, and there probably is.
Not only do you get the effectiveness and support of organizing with like-minded students at your own school; chances are there's a Guild non-student chapter in your town, or nearby. We'll help you make contact with them, so you can bring progressive attorneys onto campus to give brown bag seminars, get trained to legal observe at local demonstrations (providing a legal presence to protect first amendment activity), get a line on local progressive jobs, and find out that it's possible to graduate with a debt and still be a people's lawyer. It's a lot of opportunities, a lot of resources and a great way to be part of social change as a law student!
If you want to learn more about the Guild, you can download your Law School Disorientation Handbook here or pick one up from your friendly student chapter board members! We're proud to have law student chapters in many of Michigan's law schools, including Thomas M. Cooley, Auburn Hills, Michigan State, University of Detroit-Mercy, University of Michigan and Wayne State University.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Auburn
Michigan State University School of Law
University of Detroit Mercy Law School
Angenette Van Lieu-Munos
University of Michigan Law School
Wayne State University Law School
Emily Krol - Vice President
Denise Greer - Secretary
Ivy Gibson - Treasurer