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!

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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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Committees and Budget Information

Hey Everyone,

Two announcements this morning:

First, we have three new appointments to faculty committees.

  1. Michael Adams will serve as 2L Rep on the Financial Aid Committee
  2. Diana Pogorski will serve as Upper Year Rep on the Student Exchange Committee
  3. Niles Bond will serve as 1L Rep on the Faculty Committee

Second, the LSS Executive has unanimously passed the budget (lss-budget-2014-2015-final). The budget does not anticipate a deficit. Student involvement in the LSS is essential to a healthy democracy. Please feel welcome to provide any feedback in relation to the budget or the LSS as a whole. Remember that all students are welcome to our weekly Tuesday executive meetings in room 205 during lunch.

Remember that the APPEAL Halloween tickets will be on sale at lunch until Thursday. Ticket sales support our law journal.

Its important to eat healthy and exercise. Law school is demanding but it can never take the place of a balanced lifestyle. Get outside and ensure you’re happy!

Posted in LSS

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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February  2015
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Events on February 2, 2015
  • The Speakers Committee proudly presents Craig E. Jones, Q.C.: “Pitching to the Lizard: Subconscious Persuasion, Irrationality and Bias in Judicial Decisions”
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Room 158
  • Public Speakers Anonymous Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 142
    Description: PSA is hosting a meeting focused on developing impromptu speaking skills.
    The theme this week is family. Come join us for fun impromptu speaking games and
    challenges!
  • The Criminal Law Club presents "Jury Nullification with Gary Bauslaugh"
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 152
    Description: Gary Bauslaugh will be speaking about Jury Nullification in Canada, the
    focus of his latest book "The Secret Power of Juries."
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Events on February 3, 2015
  • **"Fern Gully" movie screening
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 204
    Description: Presented by the UVic chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, in conjunction with UVic's Environmental Law Club.

    Admission is free (popcorn and baked goods will be sold at the event). Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!
  • **Etiquette Session with Melanie Mahlman presented by the Business Law Association
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 158
    Description: Preparing for the Vancouver Firms Reception? Or want to learn more about etiquette and networking? Join the Business Law Association for an Etiquette Session with Melanie Mahlman, Executive Director at Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

    Melanie will be discussing:
    - How to network with professionals
    - How to present yourself at professional event
    - Tips for post-event follow-ups
    - Dining etiquette basics

    Free pizza will be provided!
  • CARL Meeting
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: Message from co-chairs Paria and Dan:

    Hi guys,

    Hope you're all doing well, and happy belated new year!

    As you may know, Nimrit and Catharine are both doing Co-op right now, so Dan and I (Paria) will be co-chairs for the semester. Nimrit is it Thailand but Catharine is here in Victoria and will stay involved.

    That said, we are due for a chapter meeting. There's a couple of things to discuss:

    1) Possibility of setting up a 'Diversity Day' event
    -suggestion by Catharine
    -fundraising event with international food/dress
    -could also celebrate diversity in access/disability
    -could team up w/ IHRLA (and others)

    2) Looking at new CARL research opportunities

    *This meeting is open to all members*
  • The LCO's BC Firms Reception
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 3, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: The Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
    Description: Deadline to RSVP is January 27. RSVP to Kyla Patterson at careerof@uvic.ca.
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Events on February 4, 2015
  • Law 312 - Debtor Creditor Relations - Critical Reflection Due
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: February 4, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Faculty Dropbox
    Description: Worth 10%
  • The Environmental Law Club presents "Ocean Legacy"
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 157
    Description: James Middleton and Chloe Dubois talk about starting a nonprofit organization and their work in ocean cleanup and global mobilization. See http://www.oceanlegacy.ca for more info.
  • **IHRLA Bake Sale
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: February 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: The International and Human Rights Law Association is raising money to fund speaker events and other fundraising events later in the semester. Come get some goodies to wipe away that memo stress!
  • 1L Negotiation Challenge
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: February 4, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Fraser Building
    Description: A negotiation competition open only to 1L students will take place on February 4th, roughly from 5:00-9:00pm in Fraser. A reception at the University Club following the negotiation will have refreshments for everyone and prizes for the top three teams!

    Please sign up in teams of two by sending one email to
    uvic.1l.negotiation.challenge@gmail.com with your name and team member. If you do not have a team of two, you can sign up as an individual and we will try and place you in a team. Registration is first come first serve.

    Not much preparation is needed for the negotiation and it is very low key. This is a great experience to get familiar with negotiation or to prepare for the larger ABA competition in the Fall. Please see the attachment for more details.
  • Canadian Marijuana Laws: A Moderated Panel
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: February 4, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: University of Victoria Farquhar Auditorium
    Description: Pot activist Marc Emery joins a panel of representatives from British Columbia’s law, addictions, and academic communities to discuss Marijuana laws in a Canadian context, particularly the question of legalization. The moderated panel discussion will be directed by audience-submitted questions, and explore the nuances of marijuana law from the perspective of enforcement, public health, and legislation.

    Recently released from prison in the United States, where he was incarcerated on drug trafficking charges, Marc Emery has been highly active in the debate over marijuana laws worldwide. Other panelists include Jim O’Rourke, Geri Bemister and John Anderson. The event will be moderated by CTV Vancouver Island News Anchor Joe Perkins.

    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at tickets.uvic.ca.
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Events on February 5, 2015
  • Information Session for the 2015 Hakai Field Course
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 5, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 142
    Description: This session is mandatory for students interested in registering for the field course this year.

    Located in Wuikinuxv and Heiltsuk Nation traditional territories, this course explores the structures of law and policy that shape environmental governance using case studies of aboriginal rights and title, science and law, land and marine use planning and governance, and energy development in the context of shared decision-making in the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in complex applied regulatory and socio-ecological issues in a world-renowned remote environment.
  • **IHRLA Bake Sale
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 5, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: In front of the Student Lounge
    Description: The International and Human Rights Law Association is raising money to fund speaker events and other fundraising events later in the semester. Come get some goodies to wipe away that memo stress!
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 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.
  • CLA BEvERage & Burger Fundraiser
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: February 5, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    Location: Maude Hunter's Pub, 3810 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 5N3, Canada
    Description: Beverage (beer or non-alcoholic), burger and fries for $15 (plus tax). Come
    out and support one of UVic Law's finest in participating in an unpaid international
    internship this summer. Plus, it's the beginning of Reading Week for most of us so
    no excuses for coming out for a good time!
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Events on February 6, 2015
  • Water Law Submission 1
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: February 6, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Events on February 9, 2015
  • Reading Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on February 10, 2015
  • Reading Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on February 11, 2015
  • Reading Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on February 12, 2015
  • Reading Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on February 13, 2015
  • Reading Break
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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Events on February 16, 2015
  • GRAD APP DUE
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: GRAD APPLICATIONS TODAY
    Description: If you are handing in a late application, they are accepted today.
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Events on February 19, 2015
  • ELC Clothing Swap
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 19, 2015 - 4:30 pm
    Location: 1/2 the Student Lounge
    Description: Do you have some extra clothes, shoes, hats, jewelery, or gear laying around, taking
    too much space in your closet? Too many suspenders, jeggings, or ties? Bring them to
    the clothing swap! It will be fun and benefit a charity. There will be music and
    good times.

    You can exchange your clothes for points to the swap or, even if you don't have
    clothes to swap, a small donation to charity will give you points to take home
    something sweet.

    Start collecting your stuff!!!
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 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.
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Events on February 21, 2015
  • UVic Law Bonspiel
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4C2, Canada
    Description: CURLING FUN
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Events on February 24, 2015
  • **Pro Bono in Practice
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: February 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
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Events on February 26, 2015
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation with Janet Sheppard
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: February 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.
  • **Calgary Firms Networking and Pizza Event
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
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Events on February 27, 2015
  • Fridge Cleaning
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 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.
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