Start a Student Chapter


Pace Law NLG

Interested in starting a NLG chapter at your school? Want to reinvigorate your chapter? Please contact NLG Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at if you have questions or need any other help getting started!

Resources to help with student chapter organizing:

Student Chapter Checklist: List of steps to set up or re-start a law student chapter at your school!

Beyond Disorientation: An Organizing Guild for Guild Students. A guide for chapters who have already hosted Disorientation events and want to be more engaged. See the Disorientation page for information on Disorientation events.

Disorientation Organizing Resources:

NLG Letter to Incoming Progressive/Radical Students: Slideshow created by the Stanford Law NLG Chapter! Download and edit to fit your law school context.

Staying Radical in Law School (2020): Webinar produced by the NLG National Office which can be screened in part or whole during Disorientation.

Legal Education and the Legal Profession: List of readings and other resources analyzing the curricular, pedagogical, and institutional commitments of the legal education institution and, ultimately, the legal profession.

DisO Deprogramming 1Ls: Resource created by the NLG UC Davis NLG Chapter, including discussion questions for 1Ls to facilitate small group discussions.

Ten Things the NLG Can Do For You Recruitment Flyer: Printable flyer listing NLG membership benefits.

How To Introduce Law Students to the NLG : Resource for explaining the NLG to new law student members.

NLG Student Chapter Constitutions:

University of Minnesota NLG


NLG Student Chapter Bylaws:

Arizona Summit NLG

Cardozo NLG

Miami Law NLG

Southwestern NLG

UC Davis NLG

Other materials:

Sample Panel/Workshop Diversity Guidelines (Cardozo NLG)

Alabama ManifestoThe founding document of The United People of Color Caucus of the NLG (TUPOCC).

Sample Budgets are available upon request- email


University of District Columbia John Brittain NLG Chapter