NOTICE: Annual General Meeting

Hey everyone,

The semester is rolling on by, and that means it’s time for the LSS Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM will occur on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm in Rm. 159

As an undergraduate law student at UVic, you are a Member of the LSS and should come to the meeting. There will be food! The meeting shouldn’t take too long (check out AGM Agenda), but we need to reach quorum. According to our constitution and bylaws, quorum is 25% of the student body (or 93 students this year). It’s especially important this year as the LSS is proposing bylaw amendments aimed at better meeting the needs of every student in every academic term. We need you there! Check out the Form & Content of the proposed amendment and our Explanation of why we did it and what the process entails.

Please let us know if you have any questions. I can always be reached at


All the best,


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Please provide your Legal Who Information by February 24th


Ever wondered how to get a hold of classmates after you graduate? How do you get a hold of classmates that have already graduated?

Every year the law school prints a directory of student contact information to provide to each student. The Legal Who provides not only contact information for your future colleagues but is also a funding source for the LSS.

Please fill out the contact form below so that your information can be published in the Legal Who. The deadline is February 24th, 2017 for filling out the below form.

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Information Session: UVic Law’s Proposed Program on Indigenous Law

Sent on behalf of Dean Webber:

Dear all,

For some years now we have been developing a proposal to create a joint degree program in Indigenous Law. The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have given that development a very large boost.  It is likely that the program will come before Faculty Council for consideration and possible approval in the coming months.

We want students to be well-informed and to participate actively in the deliberations. We are therefore holding an information session one week from today:  Monday, February 29, noon to 1:30 pm, in Room 157.  Please come with your comments and questions.

So that you have a sense of the program, please find attached two documents. The JID Background (26 January 2016) is a two-page synopsis of its aim and structure. The JID Scope and Components (26 January 2016) is an 11-page document that provides more detail on the program’s various components.  But don’t feel you have to do homework before attending.  Please come for the discussion if you are at all interested.



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VBA Curling Tournament

Hey everyone,

Every year the Victoria Bar Association (VBA) puts on a curling tournament. There’s one (4 member) slot available for UVic Law Students who are interested in participating.

Interested students should combine into teams of four, come up with a funny team name, and fill out the registration form (found on the second page of the 2016 VicBar Afternoon Curling Notice). Once you’ve done that please forward all that information to Sandy and she’ll pass it along to the VBA. Please also include whether any team members are vegetarian or vegan. The deadline to apply is Wednesday Feb. 24 at 2:00pm. If multiple teams apply, the LSS will select a team through a random draw.

Important Information:

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m – Curling (note the time change from past years)

5:00 p.m. – Dinner (pasta and salad) and Award Ceremony

Where: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre

Fee: Free (ignore the $150 in the notice)


All the best,


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UPDATE: An Evening with Women Judges

Hello folks:

There was significant interest in the “Evening with Women Judges” event (being sponsored by the International Association of Women Judges)

The date and time has been confirmed: Tuesday March 1, 5:15-7:15, in the UVic Student Lounge.

Four judges will be coming for the event.  They are: the Hon. Judge Shehni Dossa (BC Provincial Court – Port Coquitlam), The Hon. Judge Susan Wishart (BC Provincial Court – Victoria), Justice Jennifer Power (BC Supreme Court), and Justice Daphne Smith (BC Court of Appeal).

We have spots for only 24 students, but had double that number in terms of interest.  At the end of the day, in order to choose the 24, we went with a random selection algorithm (vs ‘first-come-first-serve’). The list, in randomized order, has been sent out to the law student email list serve. If you have not received an email, please contact Sandy.


If you know the time is no longer going to work for you, please let Prof. Johnson know ASAP, and that spot can go to someone else on the wait list.


All the best,


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