Club Directory

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!


Access Pro Bono – UVic Law

Our objective is to foster access to justice in our community and provide law students with the opportunity to gain practical and meaningful experiences in client advocacy. In partnership with Access Pro Bono Society of BC (APB), we provide training and support for law students to assist low-income citizens in the following ways:

1) Interview clients and assist Supervising Lawyers to provide summary legal advice at the Student Clinic at Our Place Society.

2) Represent individuals contesting their involuntary detainment under the BC Mental Health Act through APB’s Mental Health Program.


 

APPEAL Publishing Society

Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform is the University of Victoria’s only official law journal. Appeal is a course/club hybrid, entirely student-run, and requires a team of board members and volunteer editors to successfully produce the journal each year.


Asia Pacific Law Club

The Asia-Pacific Law Club aims to provide education to members about legal, business and socio-political issues in the Pacific Rim countries and social legal forums in which students and lawyer with similar interests about the region can interact, network and seek mentoring with the support of FACL. It will also create awareness surrounding the issues facing lawyers and law students currently practicing or studying law in BC regarding the Asia-Pacific region.

  • President: Sebastien Chern
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  • Vice President:
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Business Law Association (BLA)

The aim of the BLA is to provide resources to law students to understand business aspects of law through a variety of events throughout the year.


Criminal Law Club

The Criminal Law Club is dedicated to exploring all things related to criminal law. Common events include various speakers, prison tours, police ride-alongs, and criminal law firm tours.


Environmental Law Club

The ELC is a club that operates on campus to promote environmental issues from a legal perspective. We host speakers, collaborate on amazing potlucks and organize a variety of environmentally-focused events throughout the year to raise awareness for local and global environmental issues.


Feminist Law Students’ Association

The UVic FLSA welcomes all individuals interested in promoting critical thinking about gender inequality within the legal system and society at large. Using feminist legal theory as a framework, we explore the way in which systemic gender discrimination intersects with issues such as race, class, sexual orientation and disability.

  • President: Caitlin Ehman, Natasha John, Karly Wilson
  • Website: Facebook Group
  • Email: uviclawfem@gmail.com

Indigenous Law Club

The Indigenous Law Club hosts events throughout the year focusing on intersections between Indigenous legal issues and other subjects such as tax and constitutional law, and access to justice.

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Intellectual Property/Information Technology Club (IPIT)

The Intellectual Property Law Club organizes lunch time lectures, panel discussions, and presentations regarding all things IP: patent, trade mark, and copyright law.  In previous years we have hosted distinguished speakers such as Justice Phelan from the Federal Court, and a variety of Vancouver lawyers who are leaders in the field.  The club meets on an informal basis to discuss current issues and plan upcoming events.


International and Human Rights Law Association

International and Human Rights Law Association explores human rights law in an international context.


Labour and Employment Law Club

A club for persons interested in exploring the legal and social context of labour and employment law in Canada.

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Law Games Club

The Law Games team works to organize an annual delegation to Law Games, the famous four-day gathering of all Canadian law schools for sports, fun and networking. Watch your inbox for info on this years’ law games.


OutLaws

The club committed to the enhancement of a vibrant LGBT community at UVic Law.  Provides a fun, comfortable and inclusive social environment as well as organises events for students.


Poverty Law Club

The Poverty Law Club hopes to create opportunities for law students to gather and discuss their thoughts about and explore how the law interacts with issues of poverty and homelessness, and aims to educate the public on issues that disproportionately affect those living in poverty, including the specific human rights violations that those under the poverty line routinely face.  Our club works towards creating substantive opportunities for law students to become involved with their community and effect positive social change.

 


Pro Bono Students Canada

Pair student volunteers from the Faculty of Law with community organizations to complete a diverse set of projects from October 2016 to March 2017.


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.

  • Contact: Ian Gauthier
  • Website: Facebook Group
  • Email: uvicslaughtercup@gmail.com

Sports and Entertainment Law Club (SELC)

With a focus on sports and entertainment law, SELC provides the opportunity to learn about this area of the law as well as the chance to take part in various events throughout the year.  Members of the club will be invited to attend lectures by exciting guest-speakers, can participate in a host of sporting and entertainment activities, and can take part in fundraising events for local charities.


Student Animal Legal Defence Fund – UVic Chapter

The UVic Law SALDF is dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. Activities of the UVic Law SALDF will include guest speakers, conducting education events such as video screenings on pertinent issues, and campaigning/advocating for changes in the law or community in order to benefit the welfare of animals.


Torts and Tortes

Law Student Baking Club.

  • President: Emma Waterman
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Wellness Volunteers

Our objective is to engage the law school community in preventing and treating mental health and addictions issues that arise in law school. We provide peer support to the law school community as well as provide information on mental health and addictions resources that are available to students and to young legal professionals.

Presidents: Megan Chambers

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