Election Results and Positions

Here are the results of the Fall LSS Election:

Curriculum Committee 1st Year Rep – Kirsty Broadhead
Equity and Diversity Committee 1st Year Rep – Emily MacKinnon
LSS 1st Year Rep – Niles Bond
LSS 1st Year Rep – Janessa Mason
Financial Aid Committee 1st Year Rep – Joelle Karras
Financial Aid Committee 2nd Year Rep – Jenson Leung [Resigned]
Exchange Committee Upper Year Rep – Jenson Leung [Resigned]
Equity and Diversity Upper Year Rep – Ryan Solcz
Pedagogy Committee 3rd Year Rep – Katie Peardon

CBA Referendum: Passed
There are still 3 Positions that are in need of representation:

  1. Financial Aid Committee 2nd Year Rep
  2. Exchange Committee Upper Year Rep
  3. Faculty Committee 1st Year Rep

Nomination forms will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the lounge until 9:00 am October 29.

Thanks to all the candidates who volunteered to make the school a better place!

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Referendum Update

Hello Everyone,

The CBA has withdrawn as an Intervenor in the SCC case of Chevron v. Yaiguaje.

“CBA’s Intervention Policy requires the Legislation and Law Reform Committee sanction the factum before it can be filed with the Court.  In this case, the Committee concluded that while the factum was well-drafted and of a high standard of quality, it did not meet the specific requirements of CBA’s Intervention Policy. Consequently, under the terms of the Intervention Policy, the CBA came to the conclusion that without the certification of the factum, the Intervention could not move forward and would be withdrawn.”

The LSS is currently holding a referendum on whether to send a letter opposing intervention in the case.

“Are you in favour of the UVic LSS Executive, on behalf of undergraduate law students at the University of Victoria, writing and submitting to the Canadian Bar Association a letter reflecting points which oppose its intervention in the Chevron Canada, et al. v. Yalguaje, et al. case before the Supreme Court of Canada?”

Many students are curious whether the referendum will still be voted on. The answer is yes. Should the referendum pass, a letter will still be sent, opposing the intervention just the same. The LSS Executive took a position opposing the process taken by the CBA before the L&LRC refused to sanction the factum.

If you have any questions, please let us know at lss@uvic.ca

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LSS Weekly Email — This week’s events (Sept 29 — October 5)

The LSS weekly email is sent out every Sunday evening. This will not change. Our aim is to replicate this information here generally on Mondays to ensure the information is reaching as many people as possible.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29

What: PBSC – Lawyers as Agents of Social Change
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 158
Details: Join PBSC for a Panel Discussion featuring Jim Quail, Chris
Tollefson and Calvin Sandborn. In addition to a lively discussion on
access to justice issues and the role lawyers play in advocating for
social change, lunch will be provided!

What: Criminal Law Club meeting
When: 1:00-1:20
Where: Room 205
Details: Feel free to stop by for a few minutes at any point between the
above times.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30

What: Dentons Negotiation Challenge
When: 5:00
Where: Room 157
Details: See attached poster

Note: Calgary and Toronto OCI’s for successful applicants take place Tuesday (Actually off Campus — downtown)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1

What: APPEAL Submissions Review Session #1
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 142
Details: This is a chance to participate in the publication of UVic Law’s
student-run legal journal, APPEAL! Volunteers assist in the selection of
papers to be printed in this year’s volume. Lunch will be provided
(including a veggie option), and volunteers will receive a free drink
ticket for the APPEAL Halloween Party. And don’t forget to Like APPEAL on
Facebook and RSVP to the Review Session event page!

What: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents – “Person or Property?:
Recent Changes to Animals’ Legal Status” by Professor Maneesha Deckha
When: 12:00-1:00
Where: Room 152
Details: Professor Deckha is an internationally-known scholar in animal
law, and will be speaking about animals’ status under the law and the
rationales behind it. If you’re considering taking her class “Animals,
Culture and the Law” next semester, this is a great opportunity to hear
her speak about such an important and interesting issue. FREE LUNCH
provided!

What: PBSC General Training Session (PBSC Volunteers)
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 158
Details: This event is mandatory for all 2014-2015 PBSC Volunteers – lunch
will be provided!

What: Sports and Entertainment Law Club Meeting
When: 12-12:30
Where: Room 205
Details: Quick update meeting on preparations for the Annual SELC Golf Tourney and the hockey pool.

ALL WEEK:
Nominations for law school Fall Student Elections have begun and will remain open all week. Nomination sheets and instructions are outside the lounge.
There are 4 positions available on the LSS Executive Council and 8 Faculty Committee positions.
Check your email from Mikey for more information on these elections.

Thank you and enjoy the last few days of September!

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LSS Weekly Email

The LSS weekly email is sent out every Sunday evening. This will not change. Our aim is to replicate this information here generally on Mondays to ensure the information is reaching as many people as possible.

Events for the rest of the week

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24

What: Tax Law Club meeting
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 204
Details: We will be electing an executive and discussion potential events
to be held throughout the year.

What: Public Speakers Anonymous meeting
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 157
Details: We will be electing executive members and laying ground work for
events and competitions.

What: Sports and Entertainment Law Club meeting
When: 12:00-1:00
Where: Room 205
Details: We will be discussing plans for events and speakers, our vision
for the club, and elections for executive club members.

What: Law Games Information Session
When: 12:00-1:20
Where: Room 158
Details: Attendance is important for all those interested in participating
in law games. General information, deadlines and upcoming projects will be
discussed.

Note: The Moot: Run-Off Problem will be emailed this afternoon as well for those Upper-Year students who are candidates for 
joining a moot team.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25

What: Intro to the LCO
When: 12:30-1:20
Where: Room 158

What: Business Law Association meeting
When: 12:30-1:20
Where: Room 157
Details: We will be appointing our executive team and discussing our goals
for the year. All are welcome!

What: Aboriginal Awareness Camp (AbCamp) begins!
Where: Tsartlip First Nation

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26

What: Fridge and Locker Cleaning
Where: Fraser Building lockers and lounge
Details: 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.
 
Please be advised that we will be doing a monthly cleaning this Friday, September 26. Prior to Friday, 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.

Thank you, and have a great rest of the week!

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2014-2015 Year Begins

Welcome to another year at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. The Law Students Society is here to help you! Find out about your representatives, find used textbooks for your classes, search for an outline of your class!

Let us know how we can help make your experience better:

 

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