The 5K is being organized and sponsored by the following Quinnipiac School of Law Groups:
The Student Bar Association ("SBA") acts as the student government of the School of Law. Its purpose is to promote student views and protect student interests. The SBA serves as the official liaison between the students, faculty, and administration of the law school, as well as a vehicle for interactions and communications between alumni, the entire collegiate community of Quinnipiac University, and the greater community. Additionally, the SBA is the official liaison between the student body and the American Bar Association ("ABA").
Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (YLS)
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) has as its primary goals the promotion of justice, the encouragement of public service, and the promotion of diversity and education of young lawyers and newly admitted practitioners. These goals are achieved through the educational, public service, and community programs produced by the section’s twenty-plus statewide committees and the nine regional young lawyer organizations in the state. The section also serves a valuable social and networking role in introducing young lawyers to each other and assisting them in their transition into the Connecticut legal practice. The section includes all members of the CBA who are 37-years-old or younger or who have been admitted to the Bar for less than six full bar years.
Labor and Employment Society (LELS)
Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Labor and Employment Law Society ("LELS") is a non-partisan society that aims to educate future attorneys in all areas of conflict that arise throughout the course of employment, and the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. The Society works to encourage law students to pursue a career in labor and employment law. This dynamic area of the law is more important today than ever with the increase in digital communications, social networking, and the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act, all having a direct impact on employees and employers alike. We want future employment practitioners to be prepared to manage not only the impending complications surrounding these matters, but also Title VII claims, wage and hour claims, FMLA and ERISA violations, as well as understand the important role unions play in the employment context. To achieve these ends, the LELS will provide career guidance and networking opportunities through panel discussions, alumni support, speaker events, and workshops in order to provide QU law students with the information necessary to become effective and passionate labor and employment law advocates.
Military Law Society (MLS)
The purpose of the Military Law Society (MLS) is to provide a social and professional network for military service members within the School of Law community. Members include former and current military personnel, as well as those considering careers in the military. The group encourages students to learn about civilian/military legal relations, military legal careers and veteran-specific issues such as disabled veterans' rights and combat veteran post- traumatic stress disorder. Members also volunteer with veterans' service groups and work with organizations to sponsor lectures, social events and community service opportunities. The organization, in conjunction with several other student organizations, hosts the annual Sleeping Giant 5K Run/Walk Challenge to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (PAD)
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals. Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.
The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal is a wholly student-run organization published quarterly by the Quinnipiac University School of Law in cooperation with the National College of Probate Judges and Connecticut Probate Assembly. The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal is a practitioner's guide and a source of information regarding probate law to the legal community. Four issues each year include student notes and case comments, opinions from probate courts in Connecticut and other jurisdictions across the country, and scholarly articles by judges and practitioners.
Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
The Public Interest Law Project (PILP)'s goal is to increase Quinnipiac University School of Law's interest in, and support of, those dedicated to serving the public interest. The organization hosts various on-campus events throughout the year, including Poverty Awareness Week which sheds light on issues facing our country's most vulnerable citizens, and an annual auction through which funds are raised to support law students working in the public interest area.
Quinnipiac Law Review (QLR)
The Quinnipiac Law Review is a wholly student-run organization that publishes four law review issues a year, composed of articles written by faculty, judges, and practitioners from all over the country, as well as notes and casenotes from students.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS)
The purpose of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society is to educate, inform and connect students with the sports and entertainment industry by increasing networking opportunities, hosting seminars and workshops, and building relationships with affiliated organizations. The aim of the Society is to continually raise awareness among our students and the industry and its professionals. The Sports and Entertainment Society shall function as a supplement to the knowledge gained in school, classes and life experiences.
Our Race Team
Race Director: Julie Bernblum