IIT Chicago-Kent's numerous and varied student organizations offer ways to become involved in law school activities outside the classroom that can open doors to very beneficial opportunities such as academic support, career planning, résumé building, and networking with practicing attorneys in your areas of interest. The practice of law involves a certain willingness to serve the community by volunteering time and skills, and service organizations within the school encourage community involvement.
Student Government: The Student Bar Association
The Student Bar Association (SBA), the law school's student government, was organized in 1942 and is affiliated with the Illinois Law Student Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago-Bar Association. All students are members of the SBA, as dues-paying members through the Student Activity Fee. The association engages in various activities at the law school and acts as liaison between students and the faculty and administration. It appoints a member to participate in and vote at faculty meetings, sponsors speakers, programs, and social events. Officers and student representatives of the SBA are elected each year from the student body. The SBA is the umbrella organization for all other student organizations and provides funding to those organizations.