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A message to you from Michael Lines and the Law Library Staff:

As we enter the last weeks of term, we wish students all the best for exams, papers, and assignments. We hope to offer law students the support and study environment that is needed at this time. and alert all library users to the following update:

For the period of March 23 through end of day, Sunday April 19, group study room access in the law library is limited to law students. Rooms may be booked at the front desk of the law library.
We trust all law library users will respect the increased need for quiet study at this time.

Many thanks and happy studying.

-Michael Lines, MA MLS
Diana M. Priestly Law Library
PO Box 2300 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3B1 Canada
250-472-4236 | mlines@uvic.ca | uvic.ca/library/law

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Annual General Meeting!!!

Hello law students (and hence members of the LSS),

You are invited to the LSS Annual General Meeting. It will occur on Thursday March 19th at 12pm. At least one quarter of all LSS members must be in attendance, in order to comply with the Society’s bylaws. Lunch will be provided. The AGM will also serve as the forum for the LSS Presidential Candidate speeches. I hope you can all attend and witness statutory compliance in action.

Sincerely,

 

Micah

Posted in LSS

Fall Outline Drive Winners!

Congratulations to the following five winners of our outlining drive:

  1. Cass Thompson
  2. Kaitlyn Kastelic
  3. Sandy Town
  4. Laura Miller
  5. Rebecca Gill

Each will win a $10 gift card to one of assorted shops in Victoria.

Thank you to all who entered for sharing your outlines with your fellow students!

Posted in LSS

Legal Who Information Form

“Dear students, the Legal Who is a booklet created every year that has the names and contact info of each UVic law student and the faculty. It is free for every student to pick up later in the year, and includes club contact information as well as information for each UVic LSS member. Please fill in your relevant contact information to the form below by November 30, 2014. Only names and year of law school are required, however please do include your email and phone number if you are willing as this will make the Legal Who more effective for everyone involved. Thank you.”

http://goo.gl/forms/lVbwFECE0w

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Movember Competition

UVic has been challenged by the other British Columbia Law Schools to raise funds for prostate cancer. Donations help improve the lives of men by going towards prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. This year, 3L John Bullock is spearheading our efforts. You can find the donation page here! Although there is a “competition”, remember that everyone wins when health issues are addressed. I look forward to the mo’s on campus this month!

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March  2015
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Events on March 2, 2015
  • Law Clothing Sale
    Starts: 12:45 am
    Ends: March 2, 2015 - 1:30 am
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: The sale has been extended due to demand. You will be able to place orders at this time, but samples will no longer be available to try on.
  • **Public Speaking and Mooting (A Public Speakers Anonymous Event)
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 142
    Description: Preparing for your 1L Moot? Join the next Public Speakers Anonymous meeting. Upper years who have recently completed competitive moots will be offering advice and answering questions. Come learn from their experiences and gain more confidence before your moot through a variety of public speaking exercises! Pizza will be provided (including vegetarian options)!
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Events on March 3, 2015
  • **Health and Wellness Week - Fruit & Veggies
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: Outside the Student Lounge
    Description: Come grab a healthy snack!
  • The Speakers Committee proudly presents Efrat A. Arbel, "Rethinking the Discourse of Crisis in Aboriginal Corrections"
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 158
  • **The Labour Law Club hosts NDP Member of Parliament Murray Rankin on "Unpaid Work & Internships, and Recent Labour Law Reform Initiatives"
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 152
    Description: The Labour and Employment Law Club is very excited to announce that NDP Member of Parliament for VIctoria, Murray Rankin, will be visiting UVic Law to discuss unpaid work and internships, and a recent bill intended to extend Labour Code protections to unpaid workers. FREE PIZZA LUNCH PROVIDED.

    Murray Rankin is the Member of Parliament for Victoria. In Ottawa, Murray has served as the Official Opposition critic for National Revenue and Pensions, leading national initiatives to expand the Canada Pension Plan and tackle the problem of offshore tax havens. Murray currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Health and chair of the BC caucus. Murray is a nationally recognized expert in environmental and public law, who has been involved in many landmark legal cases in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.
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Events on March 4, 2015
  • Health & Wellness Week - Massages and Health Advice from Absolute Therapy Oak Bay
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: March 4, 2015 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
    Description: Registered Massage Therapists from Absolute Therapy Oak Bay will be giving 5-minute massages and answering any questions you may have regarding health concerns.
  • **APPEAL Application Information Session
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 157
    Description: Interested in participating in the publication of UVic Law's student-run legal journal, APPEAL: Review of Current Law and Law Reform?

    The current editorial board of APPEAL is calling for applications for next year's board. Come to an information session to hear about the publication experience and the various positions that are available.

    Lunch will be served.
  • **"Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia" (Documentary Screening)
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 158
    Description: Join us for a lunchtime screening of the award-winning documentary “Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia.”

    In modern-day Russia, where it is estimated that just 1% of the LGBT population lives completely openly, a recent anti-gay amendment to a “propaganda” law has triggered a rising number of assaults on gay men and women by vigilantes who, more often than not, go unpunished for their crimes.

    Directed by Ben Steele, the startling expose Hunted in Russia looks at this climate of hostility. The film won the 2014 Grierson Award for Best Current Affairs Documentary.

    This event is jointly presented by UVic Outlaws, Canadian Lawyers Abroad UVic and the International Human Rights Law Association Club.

    **Popcorn and snacks will be provided!**

    For a preview of the film, follow this link. (Warning: video contains course language and violence and may not be suitable for all viewers): http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/episodes//hunted-gays-in-russia
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Events on March 5, 2015
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Room 204
    Description: This semester, give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress, including anxiety, depression, and perceived stress/general distress. Recent research has also shown mindfulness meditation strengthens the immune system, improves mental function, sleep and increases resilience. There is a sign-up sheet outside Room 189.
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Events on March 6, 2015
  • UVic Law 40th Anniversary Open House
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: March 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
    Description: Lounge booked 1:00-10:00
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Events on March 9, 2015
  • Skit Night - Ticket Sales
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 9, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: Skit Night is Friday, March 13th (see below). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. We’ll be selling tickets all week. We'll only be selling tickets to law students on Monday, but the rest of the week is open to partners and friends and the like.
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Events on March 10, 2015
  • Skit Night - Ticket Sales
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 10, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: Skit Night is Friday, March 13th (see below). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. We’ll be selling tickets all week. We'll only be selling tickets to law students on Monday, but the rest of the week is open to partners and friends and the like.
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Events on March 11, 2015
  • Skit Night - Ticket Sales
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 11, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: Skit Night is Friday, March 13th (see below). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. We’ll be selling tickets all week. We'll only be selling tickets to law students on Monday, but the rest of the week is open to partners and friends and the like.
  • **Lunchtime panel discussion on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 11, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 158
    Description: Professor Val Napoleon, Professor John Borrows, and members of the Missing and Murdered Women’s Coalition will discuss systemic violence against Indigenous women in Canada, examine possible solutions, and explore Indigenous legal responses to this problem. Jointly hosted by the Indigenous Law Club, the UVic Feminist Law Club, the UVic Criminal Law Club, the UVic International and Human Rights Law Association, the UVic Poverty Law Club and the Indigenous Law Students Association. Vegetarian-friendly lunch provided.
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Events on March 12, 2015
  • Skit Night - Ticket Sales
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 12, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: Skit Night is Friday, March 13th (see below). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. We’ll be selling tickets all week. We'll only be selling tickets to law students on Monday, but the rest of the week is open to partners and friends and the like.
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 12, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Room 204
    Description: This semester, give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress, including anxiety, depression, and perceived stress/general distress. Recent research has also shown mindfulness meditation strengthens the immune system, improves mental function, sleep and increases resilience. There is a sign-up sheet outside Room 189.
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Events on March 13, 2015
  • UVic Law Skit Night
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 13, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L2, Canada
    Description: Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

    Doors at 6:30, Show at 7:00.
  • Water levels submission due
    Starts: 11:00 pm
    Ends: March 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on March 16, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Signups/Nomination Period
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: LSS Notice Board (Across from Washrooms)
    Description: 2 signatures needed for nomination
  • Water Law Submission 2
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: March 16, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • **Clinics & Centres Event
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: March 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
    Description: A central aspect of UVic Law is its combination of legal education with commitment to the community, especially through its many for-credit legal clinics and volunteer placements.

    Dean Webber and Associate Dean Raven will host an information event about these various possibilities so you can make informed decisions during your course selection. The event will take the form of a reception. Representatives of the various clinics and students who have worked in the clinics will be on hand to answer your questions. Please come along.

    The reception will be most useful to first-year students, so please, all first-year students, do attend. But of course, upper-year students too are welcome.

    *Lounge booked 2:30-5:00
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Events on March 17, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Signups/Nomination Period
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: LSS Notice Board (Across from Washrooms)
    Description: 2 signatures needed for nomination
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Events on March 18, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Signups/Nomination Period
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: LSS Notice Board (Across from Washrooms)
    Description: 2 signatures needed for nomination
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Events on March 19, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Signups/Nomination Period
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: LSS Notice Board (Across from Washrooms)
    Description: 2 signatures needed for nomination
  • LSS Annual General Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 159
    Description: All JD students are encouraged to attend, as we are all members of the UVic Law Students' Society. At least one-quarter of all LSS members (about 90 students) must be in attendance in order to comply with the Society's bylaws. Lunch will be provided!

    The AGM will also serve as the forum for the LSS Presidential Candidate speeches.
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Room 204
    Description: This semester, give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress, including anxiety, depression, and perceived stress/general distress. Recent research has also shown mindfulness meditation strengthens the immune system, improves mental function, sleep and increases resilience. There is a sign-up sheet outside Room 189.
  • Bull Housser Mixer Event
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
  • **APPEAL Volume 20 Launch Event
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Diana Priestly Law Library
    Description: The APPEAL Editorial Board is proud to invite you to join them in celebrating the publication of the 20th anniversary volume of APPEAL. There will be a short formal program. Appetizers, drinks, and cake will be served.

    Please RSVP to appeal@uvic.ca.
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Events on March 20, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Bios Due
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Dinner party
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Emma
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Events on March 21, 2015
  • Law Grad Formal
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, Canada
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Events on March 23, 2015
  • End of Year Dean's Social
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: March 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
    Description: Lounge booked 2:30-5:00
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Events on March 24, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
  • Law 312 - Debtor Creditor Relations - Take-home Due
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: March 24, 2015 - 11:30 am
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Events on March 25, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
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Events on March 26, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Room 204
    Description: This semester, give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress, including anxiety, depression, and perceived stress/general distress. Recent research has also shown mindfulness meditation strengthens the immune system, improves mental function, sleep and increases resilience. There is a sign-up sheet outside Room 189.
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Events on March 27, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
  • Fridge Cleaning
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: As you may or may not know, the LSS Executive takes responsibility for cleaning the fridges and microwaves in the student lounge. This is done on
    a monthly basis. As of this year, the LSS will also be removing items left on top of the lockers during the monthly cleaning. We will send you notice
    prior to each cleaning.

    In anticipation of cleaning, please remove items from the fridges or put your name on them. Anything not labelled will be thrown out. Please also
    remove items from on top of the lockers. Anything left there will be kept in the LSS office for your retrieval.
  • Water Law Final Paper
    Starts: 8:45 am
    Ends: March 27, 2015 - 9:45 am
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Events on March 28, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
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Events on March 30, 2015
  • Moot Wrap-Up Reception
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: March 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
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