2014-2015 Year Starts in 3 Weeks

It is time to get back to “studying”. The 2014-2015 school year opens on September 2nd with classes beginning on September 3rd. Elle and Sandy have been preparing for an incredible O-Week for UVic’s new prospects.

There are also a number of exciting improvements coming to the Law School for September. Most importantly, the main floor washrooms are in the process of being renovated and signage in the building will be updated.

The LSS Executive is planning a number of fantastic initiatives for September including a transformed Legal Information Clinic. The coolest crop of Law Students are also pleased to present another annual edition of the best weekend of law school: AbCamp! Stay tuned for additional updates as the year goes along. Remember to contact the LSS if you have any questions or concerns at lss@uvic.ca.

Posted in LSS, orientation

Government Response to National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

We have received this correspondence from the Minister of Justice, The Honourable Peter MacKay in response to our call for a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The original letter requesting a National Inquiry as signed by Yianni Pappas-Acreman on behalf of the LSS is here: LSS Call for Inquiry. Contact the LSS if you have any questions or concerns. Read more ›

Posted in Advocacy, Community, LSS

CBABC upcoming events June 2014

The BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association is putting on an event in the next few weeks that may interest law students and offer opportunities to network and volunteer:

The CBABC’s 18th annual Golf Tournament:

This year it is on July 16 at the University Golf Course (on the grounds of UBC). I’ve attached the registration form as it has details about the venue and timing.

CBABC_VBA_golf_tournament_entry_form_2014_original

CBABC is looking for volunteers to assist with various tasks such as registration (from about 10:30 am – 1:15 pm), activities on certain holes such as the hole-in-one and “game” holes (approximately 12:45 – 5:30 pm), and then the evening/dinner activities like silent auction and 50/50 ticket sales. Volunteers don’t have to commit to the entire day; simply let us know what timing works. It’s a really fun day, and a great chance to network with some really amazing people.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact events@cbabc.org or me personally at nathanvankampen@gmail.com and I will connect you with the right person.

Thanks!
Nathan Van Kampen
LSS VP Communications

Posted in Community, LSS, UVic Law

Summer Intramurals!

Summer is here and the LSS is proud to offer three intramural leagues for law students to enjoy in the heat (and rain) of the summer:

  • Softball: Wednesday Evenings
  • Beach Volleyball: Thursday Evenings
  • Soccer: Monday or Tuesday Evenings

Sign ups are available outside of the lockers, or you can contact the LSS directly if you are interested lss@uvic.ca

Posted in LSS, sports

Congratulations to this year’s LSS Awards winners

trophyCongratulations to this year’s LSS Awards winners!

  • Terry J. Wuester Award
    • Hamar Foster
  • John McLaren Award
    • Yvonne Lawson
  • First Year Class Teaching Award
    • Ryan Alford
  • Bronze Tie Award
    • James Bagan & Hanna Davis
  • Diana Priestly Award
    • Yianni Pappas-Acreman
  • F. Murray Fraser Award
    • Carlie Cromlish
  • Unsung Hero Award
    • Glynnis Morgan
  • Keanu Reeves Award
    • ‘Library Love’
  • Hall of Pain Award
    • Franco Silletta
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Award
    • Community Conference Committee
  • Roadhouse Award
    • Dan Jackson & Jason Newton
  • Newbies Award
    • Jason Newton
  • Best Law Buddy Award
    • Tamara Navaratnam & Hanna Davis

Thank you very much to all those who took the time to nominate one of their peers and also to the awards committee volunteers!

- John Bullock

Posted in awards, events, LSS, UVic Law
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