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.


Appeal Law Review

Appeal Publishing Society, led by a group of upper-year students and with contributions from across the Faculty of Law’s student body, oversees the publication of the school’s student-run law journal and the production of the Stare Indecisis podcast. The Society is committed to showcasing primarily student work and aims to publish articles, case commentaries and book reviews, as well as podcast content, that offers insightful commentary on Canadian and comparative law. The Society also hosts review sessions and events open to the entire student body.

    • Co-chief editors: Aaron Francis and Samrah Mian
    • Email: appeal@uvic.ca
    • Facebook: Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The University of Victoria Black Law Student Association chapter has a goal of establishing a community of Black law students, and working towards increased diversity in law schools and combatting anti-black racism.

  • President: Cyanne Nisbett
  • Vice-President: Rebekah Smith
  • Treasurer: Kelsie McNeill
  • Email: blsauvic@gmail.com


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.

  • Presidents: Manny Sall and Nav Ravichandran
  • Email: bla.uvic@gmail.com
  • Facebook: UVic Business Law Association


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 Animal Justice 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. 


Criminal Law Club

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


Environmental Law Club

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.

  • President: Alexa Powell
  • Vice President: Lisa Harris
  • Treasurer: Russel Chiong
  • Communications Coordinator: Laura Bullock
  • Email: elcexec@uvic.ca
  • Facebook: UVic Environmental Law Club

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.


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: Nav Ravichandran
  • Email: uvicipitclub@gmail.com


Labour Law Club

The 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. 

  • Co-Presidents: Fall – Camelia Alikashani and Spring – Tania Talebzadeh-Takieh 
  • 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)

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.

  • Email: uvic.philoflaw@gmail.com

Racialized Law Students Collective

The Racialized Law Students Collective’s mandate is to create a space for racialized law students to come together and address/discuss issues they face and 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.


Sports and Entertainment Law Students Association (SELSA)

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: Joe Braun and Mike Waldock
  • 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.

  • Executive: Michael Waldock, Sol Kauffman, Brendan Noyes and Rebekah Smith
  • Email: uvicslaughtercup@gmail.com
  • Facebook: UVic Law Rugby


UVic Law Wellness Club

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.


LawTech Society

A group of students who are passionate about legal innovation, justice technology and technology policy dedicated to exploring and building solutions to issues at the intersection of law and tech.

  • President: Tatum Miller
  • Vice-President: Mohamed Rahall
  • Treasurer: Yana Konakh
  • Email: uviclawtechsociety@gmail.com
  • Facebook: UVic LawTech Society


South Asian Law Student’s Association (SALSA)

SALSA Aims to provide a space for South Asian students to discuss their unique experiences navigating law while providing professional and social opportunities, such as cultural events and connecting with the South Asian Bar Association.

  • Presidents: Aman Kular and Baneet Hans
  • Vice-PresidentL Sukreet Nagra
  • Treasurer: Harman Kang
  • Email: salsa.uvic@gmail.com