Clubs

LSS Clubs

Clubs Day is held at lunch during the second week of the fall semester, where students have the opportunity to sign up for any number of clubs created and ran by fellow UVic Law students.

Missed Clubs Day? Feel free to get in contact with a club director to get involved!

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Club Directory


Animal Justice Club

Animal Justice’s mandate is to raise awareness about the field of animal law and to enhance legal protections for animals in Canada through education, advocacy and activism.


Business Law Association (BLA)

The BLA provides a forum for law students to explore interesting areas and opportunities in Business Law and connect students with Business Law firms and showcase some of the areas of law that they operate in.


Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers (CARL)

The UVic Law Student Chapter of CARL aims to increase awareness of pressing issues in refugee law, engage students in advocacy and research projects with CARL and expose students to the career area of Refugee Law. 


Coalition for Indigenous Perspectives on Animals and Plants

The objective of this coalition is to create space for meaningful dialogue that opens up the floor to Indigenous perspectives respecting animals and plants. Members of the coalition have been involved with a mixture of Indigenous law and may include: the Environmental Law Club, the Indigenous Law Students Association, and the Animals in Society Research Initiative. We hope to contribute to the law school by hosting Indigenous and Ally speakers and volunteering directly for communities on issues that affect animals and plants. 

  • Contacts: Ellen Campbell, Brendan Noyes

Criminal Law Club

Fostering interest in criminal law practice by organizing educational and experiential opportunities for students.

  • President: Samantha Norton
  • Vice President, 1L/2L Contact: Melissa Winterbottom
  • Treasurer: Jason Birring
  • Facebook: UVic Criminal Law Club
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Environmental Law Club

The ELC is a club that operates to promote awareness of environmental sustainability and conservation issues to the student body and general public through organizing events, publishing newsletters, hosting discussions/workshops and attending conferences.


Feminist Law Students’ Association (FemLaw)

FemLaw is a community of law students who strive towards substantive equality by using an intersectional feminist lens. We recognize the impact of societal discrimination on self-identified women and people experiencing gender-based discrimination. In addition to providing a safe and supportive space where members can engage in dialogue, FemLaw hosts feminism-oriented events, advocates against inequity and engages in outreach. Some of our successful recurring events include our contribution to the national Law Needs Feminism Because campaign and the Women in Law Panel.

  • President: TBA
  • Treasurer: Nicole Freeman
  • Website: UVic FemLaw
  • Email: uviclawfem@gmail.com

First Generation Network (FGN)

The First Generation Network seeks to reduce barriers for law students who are first in their family to attend post-secondary. Last year was the first year UVic had a chapter, and this year we will be working to promote the club and host more events aimed at first-generation students but also opportunities which benefit everyone at UVic Law.


 

Intellectual Property/Information Technology Club (IPIT)

The Intellectual Property Law Club (IPIT) aims to keep the Faculty and student body up to date on the ever-changing world of intellectual property law and show how technology can change the practice and tackle access to justice issues.

  • President: David Jol
  • Email: uvicipitclub@gmail.com

LawSuits

LawSuits is a resource available to all UVic Law students. We have a closet here in Fraser full of professional clothing (suits, shirts, dresses, pants, skirts, ties, belts, etc.) for students to access throughout the year. Have an interview or reception but nothing to wear? Check out our inventory and see if we can find you the perfect outfit! Send us an emails to arrange a time to see what is available. Don’t worry–all communications are strictly confidential. You can try on and borrow whatever you need. Return it when you re done, and we will clean it and put it away for next time!.


Labour Law Club

The Law Labour Club’s mandate is to promote interest in labour law, as a subject of study, discussion and practice. We aim to hold member meetings to discuss issues in labour law and obstacles facing the labour movement, and host labour lawyers, activists and organizers for talks and discussions open to the whole school. We also aim to organize a tour of labour law (and related practices) firm/organizations in Vancouver to facilitate UVic Students’ connections to this practice.


Level Justice

Level is a Canadian charitable organization that levels barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights. Level’s Campus Chapter Program motivates tomorrow’s lawyers, leaders and change-makers to champion social justice causes and make positive contributions to their communities. Focused on an annual theme, students across the country organize community events, inform their peers, and host conferences. 

  • President: Emmett Rogers
  • Email: uvictoria@leveljustice.org
  • Website: leveljustice.org

 

OUTLaws

OUTLaws is a club for LGBTQA students in Canadian law schools. We organize on-campus events and advocate for queer legal issues.


Pan-Asian Law Society (PALS)

The Pan-Asian Law Society (PALS) aims to educate members about legal, business, and socio-political issues in Asia, and provide social legal forums in which students and lawyers with similar interests can interact, network, and seek mentoring. It also seeks to raise awareness surrounding the issues facing lawyers and law students currently practicing or studying law in BC in relation to that area of the world. Members will also be informed of career paths and opportunities, both for those wishing to work in Asia and those seeking opportunities in Canada. The club is open to members of all backgrounds.

Philosophy of Law Club

The Philosophy of Law Club is an inclusive space to engage with topics that intersect the studies of philosophy and law.

President: Sol Kauffman


Racialized Law Students Collective

The Racialized Law Students Collective aims to create a space for radicalized law students to come together and discuss issues they face, celebrate diversity and promote inclusion using anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches. 


The Runnymede Society – UVic Student Chapter

The Runnymede Society is an initiative of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank focused on advancing the constitutional interests of all Canadians. The Runnymede Society is in essence CCF’s project to engage with current law students in developing original thinking and enabling open debates on contemporary issues of constitutional law such as the Charter, civil liberties, and the rule of law, etc.

 

Slaughter Cup – UVic Law Rugby

This club is co-ed and meets weekly to learn and practice the basics of touch and full-contact rugby. We host socials and fundraisers – all culminating in an annual springtime rugby game against UBC Law.


Sports and Entertainment Law Club (SELC)

SELSA aims to supplement the Faculty’s education on the sports and entertainment legal fields and inform the student body of possible career paths in each field.

  • President: David Jol
  • Email: selcuvic@gmail.com

Uvic Law Rugby Club

The UVic Law Rugby Club’s chief responsibility is to uphold the 34-year tradition of playing a friendly, collegial match against the UBC law school. In this pursuit it provides an incredible opportunity for team-building, camaraderie and physical activity to UVic law students through games and other events.

  • President: Sol Kauffman
  • Email: uvicslaughtercup@gmail.com
  • Facebook: UVic Law Rugby


Wellness Volunteers

The Wellness Clubs hosts events for the Faculty of Law addressing mental health in academic and the legal profession, as well as preventative-wellness concepts and events.