Student Groups

Student Groups

UAlberta Law is known for its collegial atmosphere and immersive student experience. With close to 30 clubs and associations for you to join, we encourage students to get involved in order to make the most of their time at law school. Offering a plethora of opportunities for active participation is part of what makes this experience at the Faculty 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. Issued 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

  • 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: Harleen Padda, Co-Chair hpadda@ualberta.ca; Ilyas Gora, Co-Chair, igora@ualberta.ca

  • Law Students for International Human Rights (LSFIHR)

    The University of Alberta Chapter of Law students for International Human Rights aims to raise awareness about current international human rights issues and topics. The group will engage students -- and the community in general -- about these issues and how they can be addressed.

    Contact: Amanda Sarrazin-Gould, President,lsfihr@ualberta.ca

  • Canons of Construction

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

    Contact: canons@ualberta.ca

  • Christian Law Students’ Association

    The Christian Law Students’ Association is a group that aims to foster Christian community, help students grow in their faith and provide a welcoming environment for the exploration of faith issues arising from the study of law.

  • Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA)

    The Environmental Law Students' Association aims to promote environmental awareness within the Faculty of Law.

    Contact: Anastasiya Sadovska, President, sadovska@ualberta.ca

  • 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: Justine Fallu, President, francolawstudentsassociation@gmail.com

  • 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.

  • 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: Breanna Arcand-Kootenay, President, barcandk@ualberta.ca

  • 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: Alec McIlwraith-Black, Co-President, amcilwra@ualberta.ca; Natasha Hepp, Co-President, nhepp@ualberta.ca

  • Law Climbing Club

    This is a club for law students that enjoy going rock climbing.

    Contacts: Heather Stock, President, hstock@ualberta.ca; Cohen Mill, Vice President, cmill@ualberta.ca

  • Law Games

    A delegation is sent every year to compete against other Canadian law schools in sports and mooting events.

    Contact: Jessica Royer (President), jroyer@ualberta.ca

  • Law and Older

    Law and Older seeks to encourage and edify older law students through education, social activities and mutual support.

    Contact: Sibona Moyo (President), lawandolder@gmail.com

  • 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.

    Contacts: Jesse Chisholm, Executive Director, jcchisho@ualberta.ca; Emily Machura, Executive Director, emachura@ualberta.ca; Corinna Liu, Executive Producer, ccliu@ualberta.ca

  • Law Students’ Association

    The LSA is the elected student organization for law school that works to ensure every student succeeds both academically and socially.

    Contact: Aly Kim, President, lsapres@ualberta.ca

  • Law Students for Inclusion & Diversity (LSID)

    Law Students for Inclusion and Diversity is a group of law students dedicated to fostering inclusion and diversity in the legal community through awareness, advocacy and community involvement.

    Contacts: Corinna Liu, Co-President, ccliu@ualberta.ca; Isis Tse, Co-President, isis.tse@ualberta.ca

  • 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: Daniel Downie (Co-Chair), downie@ualberta.ca; Daisy Feehan (Co-Chair), feehan@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: Hailey Boutin, President, hboutin@ualberta.ca

  • 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: Taylor Thiesen, Co-President, thiesen@ualberta.ca; Ben Throndson, Co-President, bthronds@ualberta.ca

  • Sports & Entertainment Law Society

    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: Daniel Howitt, President, dhowitt@ualberta.ca

  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

    The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund 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 g animal rights issues.

    Contact: Sonali Khurana, President, ajustice@ualberta.ca

  • Tortfeasors, Men’s Hockey

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

    Contact: Jeffrey Einhorn, Captain, jeinhorn@ualberta.ca

  • Women's Law Forum

    The Women’s Law Forum is a feminist organization whose purpose is to promote the position of women in society and raise awareness of issues relating to women and the law.

    Contact: wlf@ualberta.ca

Non-Registered Student Groups

  • Canadian Bar Association, Law Students Section North

    The law student section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta Branch organizes a number of activities throughout the year, including guest speakers, visits to the CBA office and a mentorship program that introduces students to members of the practicing bar in Edmonton.

    Contacts: Bernadette McMechan, 3L Co-Chair, mcmechan@ualberta.ca; Maddison Croden, 2L Co-Chair, croden@ualberta.ca

  • Litigators, Men’s Hockey

    The Litigators are a UAlberta Law hockey team that competes against other faculties.

    Contact: Johathan Kiefiuk, President, jkiefiuk@ualberta.ca

  • Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS)

    Student Legal Services of Edmonton is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals with access to justice in Greater Edmonton. For the last 45 years, student volunteers from UAlberta Law have provided free legal information and agency in the courts to those who would otherwise be unable to afford these services. Student Legal Services provides assistance in areas of civil, criminal and family law, as well as performscommunity outreach in legal education and research assistance to non-profit organizations.

    To access Student Legal Services visit their website or call 780-492-2226.

    Contact: slsoed@ualberta.ca

  • Swift Justice, Women’s Hockey Team

    This recreational hockey team competes against other women’s teams in the intramural league.

    Contact: Kristin Smith, Co-Captain, smith2@ualberta.ca