Student Groups

UAlberta Law is known for its collegial atmosphere and immersive student experience. We offer close to 30 clubs and associations to join and encourage students to get involved in order to make the most of their time at law school. Our plethora of opportunities for active participation is part of what makes the experience at this Faculty of Law among the best in the country.

Registered Student Groups

Student groups that are registered within the Students' Union are classified as official student groups within the University of Alberta.

  • Alberta Law Review

    The Alberta Law Review is a student-run academic journal founded in 1955 and published by the Alberta Law Review Society. The organization consists of second and third-year law students at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Published quarterly, the journal has approximately 1,000 pages per volume.

    Contact: info@albertalawreview.com

  • Animal Justice

    Animal Justice aims to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The group provides a forum for fundraising for local animal rights advocacy organizations, facilitates networking within the animal rights community and students, and raises awareness on campus about animal rights issues.

    Contacts: Rachel Poelzer

  • Articling Committee

    The Student Articling Committee is comprised of 12 elected students (four from each year of study). The committee works closely with Career Services to offer students several events that provide networking opportunities. Some events are also intended to help students refine the skills necessary to find a summer placement and/or article.

    Contacts: Corinna Steffen

  • Law Students for Human Rights (LawSHR)

    Law Students for Human Rights (LawSHR) aims to raise awareness about various current human rights issues and topics. The group will engage with students and the community in general and explore ways in which individuals can become involved in addressing these human rights issues. LawSHR primarily seeks to inform the campus community about human rights issues, with a focus on the legal implications of them, and what can be done to further the global response to them.

    Annie Mushtaq (President)
    @lawstudentsforhumanrights
    @lawstudentsforhumanrights

  • Canons of Construction

    Canons of Construction is a monthly newspaper produced by UAlberta Law students.

    Contact: Cailey Severson, Victoria Chiu, Monical Martel Oh, canons@ualberta.ca

  • Christian Legal Fellowship

    Christian Legal Fellowship U of A Student Chapter is a group that aims to foster Christian community and engage with questions about justice by listening well. The U of A Student Chapter aims to further the objectives of its larger national organization by contributing to scholarly discussions on issues relating to law and religion, building community in law, and asking difficult questions about faith and the world around us.

    Contact: clsa.ualberta@gmail.com

  • Digital Law and Innovation Society

    Digital Law and Innovation Society is a student group at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law that promotes familiarity with digital law topics and the responsible and effective use of technology in the law.

    digitallawsociety@gmail.com

  • Energy Law Club

    The Energy Law Club (ELC) is a student group that aims to engage in issues that are central to energy law in Canada by providing students access to guest speakers, trips to the oilsands, and networking events to maximize their ability to meet people who are working in the legal and business side of energy.

    Contact: Zoë Beckett (President)

  • Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA)

    ELSA has three main goals: 1) to promote sustainability within the Faculty of Law; 2) to introduce students to the possibility of pursuing a career in environmental law and/or provide resources for students already considering a career in environmental law; and 3) to raise student awareness of contemporary environmental causes and issues.

    Contact: Vista Namdarian

  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL)

    The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers aims to promote equity, justice, and opportunities for Asian Canadian legal professionals, students and the community, as well as those with an interest in working with the Asian Canadian community.

    Contact: Phillip Do

  • Francophone Law Students Association (Association des étudiants en droit francophones)

    L'Association des étudiants en droit francophones (L'AEDF) est une association qui vise à développer des liens entre la Faculté de droit à l'Université de l'Alberta et la communauté francophone de l'Alberta.

    The Francophone Law Students Association is an organization that seeks to develop ties between the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and the francophone community of Alberta.

    Contacts: Briggs Larguinho

  • Golden Bearristers / Panda Bearristers Rugby Club

    UAlberta Law's men's and women's rugby teams play in and around Edmonton, including an annual match with alumni teams and a tournament with Western Canadian law schools.

    Bears Contact: Connor Vaanedering

    Pandas Contact: Melissa Garsak

  • Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA)

    The Indigenous Law Students' Association is a student group within the Faculty of Law that is devoted to raising awareness of current Indigenous legal issues within Canada and internationally.

    Contact: Anita Stewart (President); Amanda Wagar (Vice-President)

  • Law & Business Association

    The Law and Business Association exists to connect students to the business of law. Events bring together professionals in the field who can shed light on business-focused topics such as firm hiring cycles, in-house counsel positions, the law firm as a business and the use of technology in the practice of law. The club hosts panel discussions that provide opportunities for students to meet members of the legal community, and since 2017/18, has co-organized the Faculty's Legal Innovation Conference with the Office of the Dean.

    Contacts: Co-Presidents: Jasmine Chitroda and Haley Cabral

  • Law Climbing Club

    A club of University of Alberta Law students who climb together at indoor bouldering and top roping gyms.

    Contact: Anastasia Yevtushenko

  • Law and Older

    In the beforetime, Law and Older was a lunch club. We, self-identifying older students, would meet once a month rotating through nearby restaurants. Law school presents unique challenges to those who come from prior careers, might have childcare concerns, and different expectations than our younger peers might have. As we ate, we would simply share stories, perspective, and friendship. Now, in the covidtimes, meeting for lunch is a bit tougher. We might need the support more than ever, and we welcome your input on how we can best adapt and deliver it. Please email the contact below to be added to the group mailing list.

    Contact: Tristan Patterson

  • Law Show

    Law Show is an annual theatrical production written, composed, directed, produced and performed by law students. All net proceeds are donated to a local charity.

    Law Show contact information: lawshow@ualberta.ca

  • Law Students' Association

    The LSA exists for the purposes of making your law school experience a little easier, a little more comfortable, and hopefully a little more fun. We try to do this through providing ample opportunities to meet socially outside of class with your colleagues, providing access to intramural teams, and providing academic resources such as CANs (Condensed Annotated Notes) to complement your studies. If you ever have any questions about who we are and what we do please visit us at http://lawstudentsassociation.ca.

    Contact: Tony Basu

  • Law Students for Inclusion & Diversity (LSID)

    Law Students for Inclusion and Diversity seeks to foster inclusion and diversity in the legal community through awareness, advocacy, and community involvement.

    Contacts: Angie Ghirra

  • Mental Health and Wellness Committee (MHWC)

    The Mental Health and Wellness Committee is a student organization committed to helping students manage the stress and pressures of law school by promoting healthy habits and stress-reducing activities. The committee provides information, leadership and support for students to improve their physical and mental well-being.

    Contacts: mhwc@ualberta.ca

  • OUTlaw Alberta

    OUTlaw is a student organization dedicated to promoting a positive atmosphere within the Faculty of Law for queer students. OUTlaw organizes social events, develops relationships between the Faculty and students and provides visibility and support for the LGBTQ+ community at UAlberta Law.

    Contact: Nahanni Fellenz

  • Runnymede Society

    The Runnymede Society is a non-partisan organization dedicated to exploring the rule of law, constitutionalism and individual liberty. The organization aims to foster intellectual diversity and respectful dialogue and debate on campus about timely legal issues.

    Contacts: Co-Presidents: Zachary Wilson and Briggs Larguinho

  • Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS)

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society seeks to provide students who have an interest in sports or entertainment law with a mechanism to become involved in and acquire a greater knowledge of the issues in these fields. The society sponsors activities and lunch time lectures to familiarize students with this unique type of law.

    Contact: Melissa Garska

  • Tortfeasors, Men's Hockey

    The Tortfeasors is a UAlberta Law hockey team that competes against other Faculties, as well as in the UAlberta intramurals league.

    Contact: Tanner Shapka

  • Whiskey Appreciation Club (WAC)

    The Whiskey Appreciation Club aims to provide a means for students to gain knowledge about whiskey. Students will learn about the various facets of this topic including but not limited to the distillation process, the aging process, and the geographical regions of whiskey production. A primary goal of this student group is to promote responsible consumption through emphasizing the intrinsic nuanced qualities of this spirit.

    Contact: Jack Wu

  • Women's Law Forum

    The Women's Law Forum is a feminist organization with the purpose of promoting the position of women in society and raising awareness of issues relating to women and the law.

    Contact: wlf@ualberta.ca

Non-Registered Student Groups