Student plaintiffs law associations from several law schools across the United States including Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and University of Chicago have joined forces launching the National Plaintiffs’ Law Association. At a recent conference, student plaintiffs law group leaders from seven U.S. universities agreed to create an “umbrella organization” to unite the growing number of student plaintiffs law groups.

“We thought that a national plaintiffs law association could facilitate an exchange between universities,” Harvard’s Plaintiffs Law Association co-president Pranaya Pahwa told NLJ. One of the organization’s immediate goals is to build a common career resource platform for law students. “Most of us have a lot of contacts in our region, but we don’t necessarily have access to the same resources in other geographic areas.”