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Student Organizations - Religious Groups

Christian Legal Society
Penn Law’s CLS Chapter is a non-denominational organization affiliated with the National CLS grassroots network of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. To integrate our Christian faith into our current studies and future endeavors as legal professionals, CLS is committed to providing law students with a means of society, fellowship, encouragement, and discipleship and a forum for discussion of problems and opportunities relating to Christianity and the law.
Maimonides Penn Law
The Penn Law Maimonides student organization seeks to empower Jewish Penn Law students with the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of their rich heritage, establishing well-educated leaders on-campus and in their future communities. Maimonides has weekly Lunch and Learns led by dynamic local Rabbis, presentations by knowledgeable communal leaders, a great weekly email and numerous other events.
Mincha Minyan
The mission of this group is to assemble a daily prayer quorum in the Law School (minyan) and to pray the Jewish afternoon prayer service (mincha), in satisfaction of its members’ obligations to pray the afternoon prayers in a quorum, as defined by the Code of Jewish Law (Shulchan Aruch), and its major commentators (e.g. Nosei Keilim, Mishna Berurah).
Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)
MLSA bases itself on the philosophy present in the oft-cited verse of the Holy Qur'an: “O humankind, God has created you from male and female and made you into diverse nations and tribes so that you may come to know each other. Verily, the most honored of you in the sight of God is he who is the most righteous” (49:13). MLSA welcomes the participation of all members of the Penn Law community and encourages the presence of Muslims from diverse schools of thought, levels of faith and backgrounds. The operating precept of MLSA is mutual respect within one's devotion to God. MLSA hopes to foster a welcoming atmosphere for every law student wishing to learn more about Islam and/or gain support from their community.
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Our mission statement reads, “We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.”
Jewish Law Students Association (J.L.S.A.)
The aim of the Association is to ensure the well-being of all Jewish students regardless of denominational affiliation enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania Law School. To these ends, we promote Jewish identity, encourage Jewish students to participate in all aspects of campus life, support issues of concern to the greater American and global Jewish communities, and provide a forum for Jewish social and educational events and discussion of matters pertaining to Jewish interests.
Penn Law Catholic Student Association
The Penn Law Catholic Student Association seeks to support the members of the Penn Law Catholic community. The association plans to offer several activities to strengthen the bonds within this community and with the Penn Law community at large.