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What Does it mean to be a recognized organization?An official student organization is one that has been formally recognized by the Law School Student Senate (LSSS) and the University. A recognized group agrees to be bound by the policies of LSSS, the Law School, and the University. All student organizations should have by-laws, a constitution, or some other formal document outlining the organization's mission, membership requirements, rules of operation, etc.
how can my group obtain recognition from the Law School?To be recognized by the Law School, the organizers of a proposed group must:
When both requirements are fulfilled, a Senate member will move to recognize the group and then the Senate will vote. If the proposed group receives a majority vote, the group will be duly recognized as an official student organization of the University of Michigan Law School.Official recognition by both the Law School and the University is required for groups seeking funding from the Law School or other University unit. An organization must provide a complete copy of its current by-laws or constitution to the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) office. This can be done online here.
how can my group obtain recognition from the University?All new and existing student organizations must register or re-register through the Michigan Student Assembly/Student Organization and Recognition (MSA/SOAR). You will be asked to take the following steps:
Additional information regarding SOAR guidelines may be obtained here.
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