Student Clubs and Academic Teams

Develop essential skills and expand your network.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha
Join the Alpha Delta Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. The group is open to juniors and seniors who have completed at least ten semester hours in political science, with an overall GPA in the upper one-third of the class. Along with the recognition they receive, members have unique opportunities for leadership and achievement.

Contact Dr. Steven Nawara at (815) 836-5323 or at to learn more about Pi Sigma Alpha.

Mock Trial Team

Lewis University's Mock Trial Team offers essential learning for those entering the field of law and is one of the strongest programs in the entire nation - competing nationally and placing in the top 10 regionally over the last six consecutive years. Coached by some of our local alumni attorneys, Lewis University Mock Trial Team members take on roles as witnesses, attorneys and more, to examine legal cases in a simulated courtroom.

Cassandra Myers

You will develop better communication skills, presentation abilities, logic and confidence in this fun and competitive environment. In fact, many of our Mock Trial Team students have gone on to win scholarships to The John Marshall Law School because of the success they've accomplished in national and international competitions.

For the latest list of the Lewis University Mock Trial Team’s accomplishments, see the In the News section under the Political Science web page.

Mediation Team

Summer Hallaj

Gain a strong foundation in one of the fastest growing legal professions. Lewis University's Mediation Team is the newest of Lewis' academic teams, but already making a big name for themselves.

In fact, our Mediation Team won the very first invitational championship we entered. Mediation Team competitions consist of acting out three roles: Mediator, Attorney/Advocate and Client, a simulated practicum in real-world mediation, which will aid you in whatever career path you end up in.

For the latest list of accomplishments of the Lewis University Mediation Team, please see the In the News section under the Political Science web page.

Contact Dr. James Houlihan at (815) 836-5313 or at to learn more about the Mock Trial and Mediation teams.