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Student Organizations

Our student organizations provide opportunities for service, networking and personal growth.  Explore our organizations:

Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA)

The Criminal Justice Student Association at RIT provides students interested in Criminal Justice a chance to engage their interests outside of the classroom in exciting ways. CJSA is an organization that allows students and faculty to work together to explore opportunities in the community and criminal justice fields through research, volunteer work and trips.

CJSA Flyer, CJSA Facebook Page, CJSA Blog

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (PAD)

Open to all majors, 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.

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RIT Prelaw Association

Open to all majors, the RIT Pre-law Association holds monthly meetings and seminars on preparing for law school and sponsors a speaker's series on law related topics.

In the past, the Association has participated in mock trial competition and also publishes student research papers in "The Journal of Social and Legal Research at RIT", which was the first undergraduate prelaw journal in the country.

The purpose of the Prelaw Association is to:

  • Encourage students interested in law or law related professions.
  • To prepare students to apply for and attend law school.
  • To develop student research, writing, and advocacy skills.


  • Organize Rochester Area Law Day trip.
  • Presentations on LSAT, law school admission and essay writing, and joint degree programs.
  • Panel discussion with RIT Alumni currently attending or graduated from law school.
  • Guest presentations by local attorneys.
  • Trip(s) to law schools.
  • Mock Court experience.
  • Pre-Law Journal.
  • Establish mentoring program between perspective law students and attorneys.

To join, contact:

Jennifer Gravitz, Esq.
phone:(585) 475-6846 | email:

The Journal of Social and Legal Research at RIT

The Journal of Social and Legal Research at RIT, is a publication made up entirely of undergraduate student papers. The Editorial Board is comprised of all undergraduate students, and the publication was the first undergraduate prelaw journal in the country. Currently, the Journal is sent to fifty law schools and the White House.