CLASS OF 2019 – A new adventure and opportunity is coming, and UVic Law is excited for your arrival! The West Coast is truly a beautiful place to live and learn, and we can’t wait to introduce you to your university, fellow students, faculty, staff, and city throughout the first two weeks of Orientation! Each of you is coming from a different background across Canada and abroad, and we can’t wait to make this place feel like home for you as it does for us. We are thrilled to meet you and hear your stories because each of you is bringing something new and important to UVic Law.

Orientation is a two-week program that will run alongside your Legal Process class that will add some socializing outside the Legal Process classrooms. We were chosen by your fellow students last year to put on this two-week welcome and we are excited to do so!

Our goal is for Orientation to be as fun, inclusive, and informative as possible. All of our events were planned with this in mind. Because of this you’ll get events as varied as the Incredible Race around Victoria, the annual soccer Grudge Match against the upper years, and a Trivia Night to flex those mind muscles (and this is just to name a few! The full schedule will be attached). If you have any concerns or need special accommodations, please shoot us an email and we would be happy to help.

The “UVic Difference” is still going strong, and we hope you’re as pumped to meet the UVic Law community as everyone here is to meet you. The hallways of the Fraser Building (which is fondly known among students as “Fraser High”) will be honoured to have you. Your experience and journey with UVic Law is going to be second to none!

If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, or just want to say hi before coming to Victoria, send us an email! We would love to hear from you — the better your transition is into law school, the happier we are. Trust us, not so long ago we were reading this welcome ourselves before our first day of law school. Also, make sure to check out the totally awesome UVic Law 2019 Facebook group! facebook.com/groups/UvicLaw2019

So, on behalf of the Law Student’s Society, welcome Class of 2019 to UVic Law! We can’t wait to meet you.


Michaela Merryfield and Thomas Laboucan-Avirom, 1L Reps


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