Hello incoming students!
My name is Robyn, and I am your Vice President, Communications!
Just wanted to give you a heads up that there is an unreal Orientation being planned for your class come September.
Here’s the sitch: You’ll start school after Labour Day, but won’t dive right into your proper classes. You’ll have two weeks of Legal Process, a pass/fail course designed to introduce you to the world of legal study and uVic’s program. At the same time, your friendly neighbourhood Law Students’ Society runs a truly impressive slate of Orientation activities. The delightful duo of Debbie Preston and Sarah Jackson are in charge, and they are positively crushing it. Here are some of the Orientation events that you can look forward to:
- An “Amazing Race”- style scavenger hunt around Victoria (no copyright infringement intended)
- A Gala at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club
- Billiards night
- Thrift Shop Bingo
- A Soccer grudge match against the Law Faculty
- An Introduction to the implementation of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Informal revelry at the Bay Street Armoury
First year orientation is a fantastic opportunity to get to know your classmates and the upper-year law students! Whether or not you’ve heard of the uVic difference, Orientation will be your first chance to experience it first hand.
Your LSS executive is super pumped to meet you all, but in the meantime, I hope that you are having a lovely and restful summer. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the LSS officers if you have any questions, queries, or curiosities about law school; and please, PLEASE get STOKED for September.
Yours in aggressive collegiality,
Hello incoming students!
Congrats and welcome to UVic Law! My name is Ian Gauthier and I’m the President of the Law Students’ Society for the 2017-2018 school year. We have a big year planned and your colleagues and the faculty are really excited to meet you!
The Law Students’ Society is here to make your time at UVic Law some of the best years of your life. You can look forward to a variety of social and recreational activities that suit everyone’s interests: clubs, sporting events, arts and crafts, mixers, and live performances by your fellow students!
The Law Students’ Society is also here to support our students when the pressures of both student life and your personal life start to mount. We are very involved with the faculty to ensure the wellbeing of our student body. The LSS is involved in programs to assist you with your academic achievement, physical and mental health, equity and diversity initiatives, and student support services.
You may be nervous about starting school, I know I was, but I can say that there is no path I would rather have taken. You will spend your days surrounded by other intelligent, interesting, and inspiring people in a vibrant, collegial environment. We place a lot of value on our really unique community and are excited to have you join it! Victoria is a beautiful city and you will love your time here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t ever hesitate to message me or any other member of the LSS, we are happy to chat with you anytime! In addition, consider joining the “UVic Law 2020” Facebook group which will be a constant source of notifications, information, and laughs throughout the year.
I look forward to meeting all of you! Congratulations again, and see you in September!
UVic Law Students’ Society President
Please bear with us….
We are in the process of updating the website for the 2017-2018 school term, and some of the information may be out of date.
Stay tuned over the summer as we continue to make our site current.
If you have any suggestions for our website or notice any errors, please send an email to
Robyn Finley, VP Communications