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  • Organizations

    Are you looking for ways to get involved and explore your interests in political science, public administration, and legal studies? Then take some time to check out what these department-affliated student organizations have to offer:

    Pi Sigma Alpha is an honorary political science fraternity that encourages intellectual effort and community service and offers a means by which political science can be publicized more adequately to the general public. Pi Sigma Alpha represents the pinnacle of achievement in the field of political science. The faculty adviser is Ray Block.

    Political Science and Public Administration Association

    A student led organization for political science and public administration majors and minors. The PSPAA sponsors social get-togethers and a variety of programs of interest to those in political science/public administration, including an annual career day and an annual Spring banquet. The faculty advisers are Jacob Holt and John Kovari.

    Pre-Law Association

    Pre-Law Association is a campus organization dedicated to the open discussion of concepts and ideas of interest to students wishing to pursue a career in the law. The organization strives to serve the needs of those considering law schools and a possible law career. Of special interest are its law school caravans (to visit law schools), practice LSATs, and its participation in Mock Trial competitions. The faculty adviser is Alan Bigel.

    Additionally, students are welcome to participate in Mock Trial and Model United Nations as a club activity if, for example, they have already completed the maximum number of credits. Although club participants will not receive a course grade, they will be expected to pay the equivalent of the course fee and to prepare for conferences and competitions alongside the students enrolled in the course. For more information please contact Peter Ames (Mock Trial) or Adam Van Liere (Model United Nations).

    Other Campus Organizations

    College Democrats

    The College Democrats bring together, at frequent intervals, those who are interested in civic betterment and promoting the cause of good citizenship and the Democratic Party.

    College Republicans

    The UWL College Republicans Club is a student organization dedicated to educating students, fostering Conservative principles, and further increasing student political involvement and awareness through the Republican Party.