Thanks to our generous sponsors who made this year’s Orientation possible!


  • Welcome incoming students!

    Congrats and welcome to UVic Law! My name is Laura Edwards and I’m the President of the Law Students’ Society (LSS) for the 2018-2019 school year.

    If you are anything like I was coming into my first year of law school, you are probably feeling a bit apprehensive and unsure of what to expect. Don’t worry! You are going to have a great time and the LSS is here to make your time at UVic Law the best it can be. We organize countless events and recreational activities that cater to everyone’s interests; from sporting events to live performances by your fellow students you can look forward to having a life outside of the law library. We are also here to support you when the pressures of law school start to mount and can connect you to health and wellness resources.

    Our fantastic 1L Representatives have put together an exciting Orientation Week for you filled with plenty of fun events designed for you to get to know your classmates. I recommend that you participate in these events. Besides being a whole lot of fun, these events will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your fellow incoming 1L’s and upper years; connecting to other law students is the best way to help with any nerves you might have about starting law school and will introduce you to your new community.

    Congratulations again. You have chosen to join a passionate and diverse student body and we can’t wait to meet you! I personally look forward to meeting you on the first day of classes and I hope to see you out at some of the upcoming Orientation Week events. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact me or any LSS member.

    See you in September!

    Laura Edwards
    President, University of Victoria Law Students’ Society


  • Welcome 1L, transfer, exchange students!

    Hello Incoming 1L, Transfer, and Exchange Students!

    My name is Julia Genovese, and I am one of your Law Students’ Society (LSS) 1L Representatives. My co-chair, Kurtas Welch, the LSS 1L ILSA Representative, Emily Beggs, and I, have organized two-weeks of amazing Orientation events to help welcome you to UVic Law!

    The LSS Orientation takes place over the first two weeks of class, while 1Ls complete the bulk of their Legal Process course. Attending the events will give you the opportunity to meet your classmates, students in other years, and other individuals from the legal community, all while having a great time! The calendar of events is posted on the Orientation Page and below. You can access event details via the Calendar Page.

    It’s time to start getting excited about becoming a member of the UVic Law community! Please join our UVic Law 2021/2022 Facebook Group and do not hesitate to contact Kurtas, Emily, or I, with any questions you have about Orientation, or law school in general. Kurtas, Emily and I can be reached at I can’t wait to meet you all in person!

    From all the LSS Executive members: Welcome to UVic Law!

    Julia Genovese
    Co-Chair, University of Victoria Law Students’ Society Social Orientation 2018



  • Website Updates!

    Hi Everyone,

    We are currently in the process of revamping the LSS Website. Please bear with us as we bring the site up to date.

    Also feel free to send feedback to


    Fabio McLeod,
    VP Communications