Nominations for the LSS spring elections have now closed.
The bios for candidates who chose to write them are attached to this post (see below).
Candidate speeches will occur on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 in room 157 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Speeches should be no more than 5 minutes for each candidate. They are not mandatory for the candidates, but are helpful for the contested elections.
Polls will open at 9 am on Monday, March 17th, 2014 and close at 4 pm on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014. These dates will also be the dates of the referendum to reform the LSS’ constitution and bylaws. Voting will take place via https://webvote.uvic.ca/ . This timeline may continue to shift slightly based on the availability of UVic Webvote Services. I’ll give you notice of any changes.
Additional information (such as detailed election rules) can be found here: http://www.uviclss.ca/blog/archives/844
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
Outgoing LSS President
Click here to see the Candidates’ bios
The LSS Exchange has been (boringly) re-branded the “Classifieds” as you may now post housing/accommodation advertisements as well. (If anyone has an idea for a more clever name, please let me know). Please consider using our classifieds system rather than in the Facebook groups as all years will be able to see your post this way! Additionally, this way we may direct students on exchange or summer positions to the classifieds page if they are looking for temporary accommodation. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to me by email or Facebook message!
The LSS will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 18th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in room 159. As an undergraduate law student at UVic, you are a member of the LSS and should come to this meeting!
Samosas will be served!
The meeting will be quite brief (the agenda is right here), but we need to reach quorum. Quorum under our constitution is 25% or the student body (or 91 students). We need you there!
It is particularly important that we host the AGM this year, because the LSS has neglected to do so in accordance with our bylaws for an unknown number of years. This needs to change this year, and in future years. Let’s keep our society in good standing.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the 18th!
A huge congratulations to UVic Law’s 2014 championship mooting teams!
- Wilson Moot – Aislinn Sirk, Devon Black, Sarah Ahsan and Vivian Lee out performed 12 other law school moot teams to win the 2014 Wilson Moot Competition. In addition to winning the overall competition, U Vic took two of the top three oralist awards with Devon Black winning the award for second top oralist and Aislinn Sirk winning the third top oralist award. The win was a first for UVic.
- McIntyre Cup - UVic’s team of Cadeyrn Christie, Kaitlyn Chewka, and Tyler Gloux tied for first place with the team from the University of Saskatchewan team and will be headed to the National Sopinka Cup in Ottawa later this month. The UVic Law team was assigned the role of defence counsel in a case of criminal negligence causing death. After a gruelling trial involving four witnesses, and the anxiety of waiting for a jury verdict, the accused was acquitted.
- WCEL Twitter Moot - Congratulations to Erin Gray and Mae Price for being the overall winners of the third annual West Coast Environmental Law Twitter Moot, as well as taking home the People’s Choice Award. The issue up for debate was based on Ross River Dena v. Yukon.
The nomination forms for the LSS Spring Elections are now up! They’re posted on the bulletin board by the lounge.
Nominations close at 4 pm on Sunday, March 9th. Each candidate requires two student nominators.
All candidates may send their short biographies to Yianni Pappas-Acreman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by 8 pm on Sunday, March 9th. These biographies will be sent out to all students via email and included on the UVic WebVote page. Late biographies will not be accepted or circulated by the LSS.
More information about the available positions and the election process can be found here:
One additional point which I must clarify: there is a common misconception each year that the third years do not vote. Third year students DO vote in the spring election annually.
Best of luck to everyone!