The United Way Campaign Continues!

Hey everyone,

On Thursday November 26, from 3 to 4 pm, Associate Dean Gillian Calder will be climbing the tower in CARSA to raise funds for the United Way. She’ll be climbing alongside the Acting Deans from Humanities and Fine Arts, and Nav Bassi who teaches in the MBA program.  You can do two things if you wish to support her:

  1. Cheryl has pledge sheets in the front office that you can fill out.
  2. Come out on November 26 to cheer her on.  It should be a lot of fun!

All the best,


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FLSC Referendum Results

The results for the referendum on the FLSC Proposal have been released.

The referendum passed with 99% voting in favour of the LSS sending a letter to the LSBC, and 97% opposing its participation in the national assessment regime. The 25% quorum requirement was surpassed with a voter turnout of 33%. For detailed results please visit UVic’s Webvote service.

The LSS Executive will write a letter indicating that UVic Law students believe the LSBC should not participate in the proposed nation assessment regime. We will then submit it to the LSBC for their consideration as they determine whether or not to participate in the FLSC proposal.

Thank you for your participation in this referendum.



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A Message from the Co-op Office

Hey everyone! The Co-op Office wants you to know about a couple great public interest positions that are available at the moment:

“We hope you will consider applying for one of these amazing Spring 2016 Co-op opportunities that have generously been funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia. The following three positions are available:

These positions all provide students the opportunity to develop transferable legal skills, develop contacts within the legal profession, and to make a valuable contribution to organizations and individuals in need in British Columbia. Students who successfully compete for one of these positions will be enrolled in the Law Co-op Program on a temporary basis and could potentially enrol in the full co-op program, if interested. We are fortunate at UVic Law to have an academic summer session –  students could work in the Spring, go to school in the summer, and essentially stay on track with their classmates. These are unique opportunities that do not arise often, so we hope you will consider applying.

The application deadline is Friday, November 13 at 10am.  Please submit the required application materials (as outlined in each job description) electronically as one PDF to Laura at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Francine at”


All the best,


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Upcoming Referendum

The LSS will hold a referendum from November 5-12* to determine what opinion, if any, UVic law students would like to convey to the LSBC with respect to the FLSC proposal to implement a new national assessment exam in addition to provincial bar exams. Click here to read a summary of the FLSC Proposal. The information was provided by Dean Webber, Associate Dean Calder and Mr. Treleaven (LSBC Director of Education & Practise).

To vote, go to sign in with your Netlink Id. All years are eligible to vote. A reminder that our constitution, requires the following for a successful referendum:

  • At least 25% of the total student body must vote
  • At least 67% of the votes must be in favour for the motion to pass

Your voices are important. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best,

*Please note the attached document lists the referendum as occurring from Nov. 4-11. This has been changed to Nov. 5-12 to account for Remembrance Day.
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UVSS General Assembly

At the last meeting of UVic’s Board of Governors, the President announced their intention to officially lobby for the total removal of a tuition fee cap for all professional programs. The UVSS will motion to oppose this lobbying plan at their general assembly on WEDNESDAY (Oct 28) at 3pm in Cinecenta. Law students are eligible to vote at this assembly.

The LSS is currently gathering further information and exploring additional responses to this issue.



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November 2015

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  • No Classes: Remembrance Day
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  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice with Janet Sheppard
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  • ILC Breakfast Bake Sale for Pull Together
  • *What is Business Law Panel
  • Poverty Law Club Meeting
  • Starving 1L Potluck
  • Referendum
  • The Richard Ginsburg Memorial Lecture in Social Justice Title: “What You Can Do to Help End the US Death Penalty” by Magdaleno Rose-Avila (Executive Director of Witness to Innocence)
  • Rhetorically Speaking
  • PBSC Event in Student Lounge
  • Referendum
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  • Fridge Cleaning
  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice with Janet Sheppard
  • A Panel discussion with Caleb Behn, John Borrows, Val Napoleon and Rebecca Johnson
  • Referendum
  • CBA International Initiatives
  • *Home/Land: Whose voices matter in the division of family property on reserve?
  • Rhetorically Speaking
  • UVic OutLaws Presents- Talking Trans: Past and Present
  • Author-Meets-Readers Session on Professor Pooja Parmar’s Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in India
  • Business Law Club Meeting
  • Indigenous Law Club Meeting
  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice with Janet Sheppard
  • *The Wellness Volunteers Present: Attaining Your Dream Job in a Happy and Healthy Way
  • Environmental Law Centre Society AGM
  • Feminist Law Club Meeting
  • Lansdowne Chair Candidate Meeting
  • ELC presents: Recycling Week
  • BCSC Law Clerk Information Session
  • Poverty Law Club Meeting
  • Lansdowne Chair Candidate Meeting with Students
  • ELC presents: Recycling Week
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  • ELC Biweekly Club Meeting
  • *ILSA Traditional Stew and Bannock Night
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  • United Way Event
  • ELC presents: Recycling Week
  • ELC presents: Recycling Week
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