Law School Student Organization Crowdfunding Competition Underway

For four weeks, student organizations will compete in challenges around amount of funds raised and number of donors to earn additional funds.

Ignite Law 2022, a crowdfunding competition to support the work of UConn Law student organizations, is underway.

The four-week competition gives students the opportunity to raise money for their organizations while participating in challenges involving the total amount of money raised and the number of donors engaged. Earning points through the challenges unlocks additional funds.

Challenge funds will be provided by UConn Law graduate John Buckley ’84. Dean Eboni S. Nelson is also adding a challenge this year. Each organization to receive gifts from five or more donors on October 25, the law school’s Founders Day, will receive part of Nelson’s $500 gift.

The competition, hosted by the UConn Foundation, runs until midnight November 13. Donations may be made online at

Participating student organizations 

American Constitution Society: The society promotes core constitutional values and nurtures the next generation of progressive lawyers, policy experts, legislators, and academics.

Black Law Student Association: The association provides a comfortable environment and support system where students can share ideas, help each other during their law school experience, and ensure that their voice is heard on the law school campus.

Connecticut Moot Court Board: The Moot Court Board strives to promote the development of oral and written advocacy skills by introducing students to emerging jurisprudential issues and providing them with the opportunity to debate.

Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal: The journal's primary purpose is to further the discussion of the legal aspects of public interest issues, especially those confronting under-represented individuals.

Diversity Alliance: The alliance promotes, ensures and protects the open and inclusive nature of the law school community, with initiatives of its own and in support of other affinity groups.

Energy and Environmental Law Society: The society educates students on current topics in the fields of energy and environmental law to encourage increased awareness, while also serving as a social organization.

Human Rights Law Association: The association is committed to cultivating student and community awareness and involvement in domestic and international human rights issues, and to fostering professional development opportunities for its members.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The project organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.

Italian American Law Students Association: The association promotes awareness of the achievements of all people of Italian descent in the historical, cultural, and, most importantly, legal fields.

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society: The society offers students the opportunity to learn about legal issues concerning intangible assets, such as brand names and designs; discoveries and inventions; and musical, literary, and artistic works.

Jewish Law Students Association: The association celebrates and studies Jewish law, history, tradition and customs, and supports Jewish culture with the student body.

Latinx Law Students Association: The association works to create and academic, professional, and social support system in an effort to help students adapt to the rigors of law school and excel.

Mock Trial Society: The society provides students with the opportunity to compete in the William R. Davis '55 Mock Trial Competition, as well as also facilitating UConn Law’s participation in nationwide intermural competitions.

Non-Traditional Evening and Working Students Association: NEW represents the interests of nontraditional law students, including, but not limited to, evening students, older students, students with children, and students with disabilities.

Public Interest Law Group: The Public Interest Law Group encourages students to perform work in the public interest field during their education and into their professional careers. The group sponsors on-campus events, opportunities to serve the community, and a fellowship program.

Softball Club: The club's mission is to bring students together, get outside, de-stress, exercise, and participate in friendly competition.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: The organization is dedicated to promoting the awareness of animal rights and educating the law school community about the legal protection of animal welfare.

Student Bar Association: The association is the student government, elected annually by the Day, Evening, and LLM Divisions. It sponsors events and initiatives financially and serves on faculty committees and provides feedback to the administration.

Veterans Armed Forces Legal Outreach Society: VALOR promotes scholarly discussion of law regarding Veteran and Military related topics; and builds social ties between interested students, the law school, and the local community to promote professional development.

Women Law Students’ Association: The association is dedicated to raising awareness of gender-related issues. It welcomes new ideas and fresh approaches to the exploration of sex discrimination, cultural attitudes, and male-female relations.