The genuine bonds that Purdue Global Law School students have built are as powerful and lasting as those formed at brick and mortar law school campuses. Our online environment not only makes legal education accessible — it’s also designed to bring students together.
Communicate and Collaborate
Purdue Global Law School students interact through classrooms, chat rooms, message boards, instant messaging and email, social media, student organizations, and in-person or remote study groups.
Students have plenty of opportunities to develop their professional networks and form lasting friendships that are an important part of the law school experience. Students with common interests join informal groups while Purdue Global Law maintains a formal Student Bar Association.
Supportive Mentoring and Alumni
Students and alumni contribute their talents and expertise to the law school’s community and are generous with their time. Students routinely mentor first-year law students. The relationships students form during their law school experience extend well beyond graduation. Alumni often attend graduation ceremonies, travel to cheer on moot court teams, and share their post-law school employment experiences. Students have even formed professional partnerships together after graduation.
Moot Court Competitions
Purdue Global Law School students have an opportunity to participate in moot court competitions to hone their written and oral advocacy skills. Our competitive moot court teams consist of third- or fourth-year JD students who travel to a chosen competition to participate in an oral argument portion of the competition, as well as prepare and submit an appellate brief.
Traditionally, Purdue Global Law School has participated in three competitions: the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament at Seton Hall, the Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition, and the University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Tournament. Our teams have consistently performed admirably against teams from brick-and-mortar law schools.
Purdue Global (formerly Concord) Law School Moot Court Recognition
Concord’s team received second highest oral argument score out of 46 teams in the first round of oral argument at the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. Both competitors on Concord’s team received awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Oral Argument" — the only team in the competition to have two advocates receive this honor at the Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition.
Concord’s team won Best Respondent Brief and advanced to the quarter-finals in the oral argument rounds of the University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Tournament.
Concord’s team won the 2017 William A. Rutter Award for Best Brief at the Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition.
Concord’s team won third place for best petitioner’s brief at the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament hosted by the University of San Diego Law School.
Purdue Global Law School Student Groups
The Student Bar Association (SBA) of Purdue Global Law School is the student government association for all Juris Doctor and Executive Juris Doctor Students enrolled at the Law School. Officers and representatives are elected by the students to represent them. SBA is a group of students from all years and programs who work together to teach and promote legal topics.
The SBA acts as a liaison between students and the administration of the law school, representing student concerns and interests. A primary function of the SBA is to assist incoming first year students in adjusting to the unique requirements of an online law school and legal education. The leadership of the SBA is committed to helping each student succeed and reach his or her maximum potential as a law student which, in turn, will prepare the student to be a future contributing member of the legal community. The SBA also explores ways to improve the educational experience at Purdue Global Law School.
Provides a constructive group of peers that will advance your learning and understanding of the law
Interact with other students on the SBA Facebook group