Committees

Students are elected each Fall to several LSS and Faculty Committees (both are listed below). Student members’ email addresses are listed, so feel free to get in touch with them to ensure your views are represented.

The LSS also occasionally calls ad hoc committees.

LSS Committees


LCO Career Guide Committee

Student Members:
The duties and responsibilities of the Career Guide Committee are as follows:

Perform research, drafting and outreach functions as required in order to update the Career Guide in consultation with Heather Wiltse.
The Committee will form at the end of September.


Boring Stuff Task force

This task force was established to manage any boring stuff that comes up. Membership is limited to second and third year students. Please contact the LSS Executive at lss@uvic.ca for more information.


Bylaw Committee

This committee was established to periodically review the bylaws of the LSS. The committee is chaired by the Vice President, Student affairs, and all LSS members are encouraged to join. Please contact the Vice President, Student Affairs at vpsa.uviclss@gmail.com if you would like to join this committee.


Comprehensive Student Consultation Subcommittee (CSCSc)

This committee was established to oversee the Comprehensive Student Consultation and reports to the Bylaw Committee. The CSCSc is co-chaired by Ceilidh Stubbs and Christopher VanBerkum, and will wrap up its work at the end of the Spring 2018 semester.


Gender Inclusivity Consultation & Education Committee

This committee was established to assist the Faculty, LSS, and OutLaws with ongoing consultations relating to OutLaws’ gender inclusivity proposal. Please contact committee chair Kendra Marks at kdbmarks@gmail.com for more information.


Radu Popescu Memorial Election Rules Committee

This committee was struck up in recognition of the great contributions of Radu Popescu as Chief Electoral Officer of the LSS. It is tasked with compiling and maintaining the set of rules under which future Chief Electoral Officers will conduct LSS Elections. The Vice President, Student Affairs is the chair of this committee, and membership is open to all interested students. Please contact the Vice President, Student Affairs at vpsa.uviclss@gmail.com if you would like to join this committee.


Yearbook Comittee

This committee creates the annual yearbook, and is responsible for curating content and designing the book. The committee may look to the student body for content and the majority of their work takes place in the spring semester. If you are interested in being a committee member or contributing, please contact vpcomm.uviclss@gmail.com.


 

UVic Law Faculty Committees


Admissions Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Members: Seeking up to four 3L students who will be on campus in both the Fall and Winter semesters to serve on the committee. This means Coop, Exchange, and Law Centre students are excluded.

The duties and responsibilities of the Admissions Committee are as follows:
Advise Faculty Council on policies and procedures relating to the admission of students to the law school.
Review and make decisions on applications under the two discretionary categories, Aboriginal and Special Access.
Review the borderline Regular applicant files and assess for bonus points.
Render decisions on deferral of admission requests


Appointments Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Members: Seeking one student (3L preferred) to serve on the committee

The duties and responsibilities of the Appointments Committee are to be announced.


Curriculum Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Members: Seeking three students (one from each year) to serve on the committee

  • The duties and responsibilities of the Curriculum Committee are as follows:
    • To review new course proposals and changes to existing courses according to criteria established by Law Faculty Council
    • To review Law 343 offerings
    • To make recommendations to Law Faculty Council for any curriculum changes
    • To prepare the Law Faculty’s annual submission to the Senate Curriculum Committee
    • Monitor the application of Faculty Equity Policies in curriculum change
    • To review the curriculum as directed or required, including 1st year and upper year courses, but excluding the graduate programme with specific reference to:
      • Subject content of courses
      • Modes of evaluation
      • Course Credit
      • Course Offering

Equity and Diversity Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Members: Seeking one 1L student and one upper year student to serve on the committee; Also seeking one graduate student currently enrolled in the LLM or PhD program; LSS Equity representative

  • The Equity & Diversity Committee (EDC) is a standing committee of the Faculty of Law established by Faculty Council Resolution on April 6, 1990. The ADC’s mandate is to consider and recommend strategies for preventing and addressing systemic discrimination and bias in legal education at the University of Victoria. As part of this function the Committee monitors the Faculty’s Equity policy, receives reports from other Committees about the law school’s compliance, and reports how we are doing in an annual Faculty Council meeting each March.
  • Issues likely to be addressed this year are to be identified at the fall faculty town hall meeting, and throughout the academic year on an as-needed basis.

Faculty Advisory Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Members: Lina Truong

  • The Faculty Advisory Committee on faculty appointments is responsible for soliciting and evaluating applications for faculty positions that come available in the Faculty of Law.  The Committee then advises the Dean as to recommendations for appointments.

Faculty Council

Faculty Members: All Faculty
Student Members: Seeking three students (one from each year) to serve on the committee; Seeking one LL.M. or Ph.D. student.

  • Students on the Faculty Council represent student perspective and concerns.  This position entails attending monthly meetings to discuss and ratify the workings of other committees and to deal with the overall policy objectives of the Law School.  Students are encouraged to put forward motions that represent student perspectives on the policies of the school.

Financial Aid Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Member: Seeking three students (one from each year) to serve on the committee.The Financial Aid Committee (FAC) is a faculty-student committee of the Faculty of Law. The FAC shall consist of two Faculty representatives, one staff member, and three students. The students shall be representative of each year of the program (i.e. first year, second year, third year) and shall be chosen in a manner determined by the Law Students’ Society.

    • The mandate of the FAC includes:
      • development of policies and procedures for the administration of the Faculty’s financial aid program;
      • oversight of the administration and allocation of Law bursaries*;
      • preparation of annual  reports to Faculty Council regarding the financial aid program
      • such other duties as may be assigned by the Dean
    • To preserve the confidentiality of bursary applicants, student members of the FAC will not be involved in the allocation of individual bursaries or privy to information about individual applicants.
    • Annual reports:  The FAC will keep the criteria and processes for the Faculty of Law Bursary Program under review and shall report at least annually to Faculty Council regarding the Program, recommending changes as necessary. The FAC will also maintain statistics regarding the Bursary Program.

Library Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Member: Seeking one student to serve on the committee


Student Exchange Committee

Faculty Members:
Student Member: Seeking one student to serve on the committee

  • This committee considers student applications for our international and domestic exchange programs and nominates candidates to our partner institutions.