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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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.
  • **"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
  • **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.
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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 12, 2015
  • 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: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Metro Theatre
    Description: SKIT NIGHT FUN
  • 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: Hosted by Dean Webber and Associate Dean Raven. Food will be served.

    *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
  • APPEAL Launch Event
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • LSS Annual General Meeting
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: March 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Room 159
  • 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.
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Events on March 20, 2015
  • LSS Elections - Bios Due
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: March 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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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
  • LSS Elections - Polls Open
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Will be done via Webvote
  • End of Year Dean's Social & LSS Awards
    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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 30, 2015
  • Moot Wrap-Up Reception
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: March 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Student Lounge
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