SOCIETIES

Student life at the Schulich School of Law is enriched through the activities and initiatives of our student societies. Students are encouraged to join existing groups or form their own new society. The LSS administers the disbursement of society funding, according to policies set out by the Board of Directors.

Read on to learn more about our societies and how to get involved!

Business Law Association of Dalhousie (BLAD)

We are here for students for all things business. This includes delving into current issues in business law; holding events; hosting speakers and conferences; networking with students at other schools; and networking with practitioners and organizations in the field of business law.

Email: businesslawofdalhousie@gmail.com

Website: https://businesslawdalhousie.weebly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLawAssociationDalhousie/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/BusinessLawDAL

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6718762

Contact: Darren Gill & Kyle Jacobson (Co-Chairs)

Dalhousie Asian Law Students Association (DALSA)

The Dalhousie Asian Law Students Association (DALSA) is an organization that looks to assist Asian law students in their legal studies and beyond. DALSA is committed to advancing the academic and professional interests of members, while also serving as a medium to promote Asian culture at Weldon.

Email: dalhousieasianlsa@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/679319822515097/

Contact: Darren Gill (President)

Dalhousie Black Law Students' Association (DBLSA)

DBLSA is an organization dedicated to promoting and assisting African-Canadian students in the pursuit of a legal education. It is dedicated to increasing opportunities for African-Canadian law students and enhancing student life at Dalhousie Law School.  It is dedicated to bridging the gap between the legal community and Canada’s Black community, specifically the Nova Scotia Black community.

Email: dblsacontact@gmail.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DBLSA2016/​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dblsa/

Contact: Marko Simmonds (President)

Dalhousie Cannabis Law Society

To provide education and support for students seeking to engage in either recreational or medical cannabis use. Our goal is to keep Dalhousie up to date on the legal progression of cannabis law, normalize cannabis law in the legal field, and provide law students with an avenue for engaging with the emerging cannabis law space in Canada.

Email: cannabislawsociety.dal@gmail.com

Contact: Hayden Sahid (President)

Dalhousie Christian Legal Fellowship (DCLF)

DCLF is a place where law students can come together as Christians and explore their faith and practice and how they intersect. The goal of the group is to foster a community of Christ followers dedicated to supporting one another at the Schulich School of Law. We host weekly meetings and other events throughout the year.

Email: hannah.franz@dal.ca 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169482200124525/?ref=br_rs​

Contact: Hannah Franz (President)

Dalhousie Criminal Law Students' Association

The Dalhousie Criminal Law Students’ Association (DCLSA) is an organization that was created in order to support and bring together students who are interested in pursuing careers in the criminal law sector.

Email: dclsa@hotmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422050318521108/

Contact: Aly Sutton (President)

Dalhousie Employment and Labour Law Association (DELLA)

The Dalhousie Employment and Labour Law Association (DELLA) is a labour-side law student society. The DELLA's aim is to bring students, workers, and legal professionals together to discuss important issues related to law, social justice and the workplace.
 

All students are welcome as we build connections with workers and members of the labour community.

Email: dallabourlawassoc@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DalLabourLawAssoc

Contact: Isaac Gray (President)

Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association (DFLA)

The Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association (DFLA) is devoted to the principles of gender equality and inclusivity, and aims to: enhance education in the areas of gender and the law and feminism, offer resources and support to the law school and to the broader community, and provide a safe space for feminist organizing. DFLA advocates for gender equality and inclusivity within the Schulich School of Law and supports the activities of feminist organizations outside of the law school.

Email: dalfeministlegalassociation@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/219959994725108

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dallawfeminists

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dallawfeminists/

Contact: Natasha Procenko (President)

Dalhousie Heath Law Students Association (HLSA)

The Health Law Students’ Association aims to generate, foster and develop student interest in the field of Health Law. Throughout the school year the HLSA hosts a variety of educational and social events aimed at expanding students’ awareness of health law opportunities and providing contacts with professionals working in the field, as well as with Faculty members. 

Website: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/hli/programs/hli-students-association.html

Email: hlsa.dal.law@gmail.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318958248314109/

Contact: James Whittier & Hannah Davis (Co-Presidents)

Dalhousie Indigenous Law Students Association (DILSA)

Dalhousie Indigenous Law Students’ Association (DILSA) is a student organization created by and for Indigenous students and non-Indigenous student allies at Schulich School of Law. Throughout the academic year, DILSA hosts and attends a number of social, cultural events such as:

  • Moose Meat Native Taco fundraiser

  • Providing support to Indigenous families during the holidays

  • Attending conferences related to Indigenous peoples and the law, including the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA). In 2017, DILSA had the opportunity to host the annual IBA Conference in Halifax, NS.

  • Facilitating various panel discussions to promote understanding of Indigenous legal traditions and Indigenous issues.

Email: dilsa@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137275879712650/

Contact: Madison Joe & Armand Paul

Dalhousie Jewish Law Students' Association (DJLSA)

To educate and inform the Law School community about Jewish culture, tradition, and religion. To provide students of all faiths with an opportunity to learn more about Judaism by facilitating cross-cultural experiences. To provide Jewish Law Students with a social and professional network of like-minded individuals. 

Email: sarah.aaron@dal.ca

Contact: Sarah Aaron (President)

Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies (DJLS)

Established in 1991, the DJLS is an independent, non-profit, academic journal that publishes work from current law students and recent graduates from Canada and around the world. The Journal serves as a unique platform for law students to publish their work and to promote reflection on contemporary legal issues.

The DJLS is published once per year and maintains a broad base of subscribers that includes law firms, libraries, courts, governments, alumni, and legal professionals internationally. The Journal is also indexed in the HeinOnline database. Led by a student editorial board, over sixty volunteers from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University assist in production and publication of the Journal every year.

Email: editors.djls@gmail.com

Website: https://ojs.library.dal.ca/djls

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daljls

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DalJLegStud

Contact: Reagan Seidler & Sarah MacLeod (Editors-in-Chief)

Dalhousie Law Community Outreach

Community Outreach is a society of students who love to give back to the community! We organize various fundraisers and volunteer projects with charitable organizations in HRM. Some of our most successful events include Prof Auction, Law Ball raffle basket, and grilled cheese sales, and we have many more exciting events coming up this year!

Email: dallawcommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/263263200372091/

Contact: Lauren Atkinson, Kaylyn Anthony & Perry Yung (Co-Chairs)

Dalhousie Prison Law Society (DPLS)

First and foremost a prisoners' justice advocacy group, DPLS aims to work with community organizations to bring together students, legal professionals, activists, and those affected by criminalization to carry out public education, advocacy, legal support and research on issues of imprisonment.

Email: al328108@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DalPrisonLaw/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dalprisonlaw/

Contact: Alex Strang (President)

Dalhousie Public Policy & Law Society

To provide opportunities for law students to engage, discuss, and participate in activities pertaining to public policy and the law.

Email: dalppls@gmail.com

Website: https://dalppls.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dalppls/

Contact: Benjamin Foster (President)

Dalhousie Spikeball Society

To promote wellness and participation in the engaging and fun activity of Spikeball.

Email: addison.leigh@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spikeballdalhousie/

Contact: Addison Leigh (President)

Dalhousie Sports and Entertainment Law Society (DSELS)

The Dalhousie Sport & Entertainment Law Society (DSELS) offers students the opportunity to learn, experience, educate, and debate the application of law to sports and assist in the sport and entertainment law community. DSELS is student-organized and operated and is open to all students at Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law. DSELS is a very involved in the Halifax community providing free legal information to local athletes, artists, entertainers, and sport organizations. This society is also developing a growing presence on the Dalhousie campus by coordinating a variety of events each semester including guest speakers, legal information workshops, athletic competitions, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities.

Email: mr819937@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/508777185819163/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dselsociety

Contact: Marcus Rozsa (President)

Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service (DSAS)

The Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service (DSAS) is a student-run organization. We are funded by the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) and provide neutral, confidential, effective, and free advocacy services to all Dalhousie and Kings students. Our advocates are volunteer law students trained in advocacy, anti-oppressive practices, university policies, and confidentiality.

We are available to assist students navigating the discipline and complaint processes at Dalhousie and Kings. We are available to students seeking to make complaints as well as to those who have had complaints made against them.

Email: dsas@dal.ca

Website: http://dsu.ca/dsas

Contact: Abby Newcombe & Justin Dean (Directors)

Dalhousie Trial Advocacy Society (DTAS)

DTAS focuses on trial level litigation. The society aims to expose students to trial litigation by exploring the techniques, procedures, and different aspects of advocacy at the trial, as opposed to appellant, level. We aim to have various speakers from different areas of law come in and speak about the different aspects of the trial process and how to succeed as a trial litigator.

Email: DTAS.schulich@outlook.com

Contact: Anthony Buckland (President)

Dalhousie Youth Law Education Society (DYLES)

DYLES is student-run youth-focused society at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. DYLES works in collaboration with community partners, youth advocates, and teachers in the greater Halifax community with the aim of informing youth through Know Your Rights workshops and other legal education events. DYLES works to increase legal literacy among youth by engaging youth directly with the areas of law and legislation that most often affect them. The goal of DYLES is to empower and equip youth and students in Halifax with the legal knowledge to be safe, confident, and successful in their own lives.

Email: dylesdallaw@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/445596432240867/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adwgjc5_1dQNeE3IYs86n3aaF0x4huuAluNTPi68y40ZMg%3AAdwyi6e3zyk4YB4d_vyqJDAwljNdHtXk9OG2oxEGvzgkrw

Contact: Hannah Adams, Erin Mitchell, Haley Brittain (Co-Presidents)

Environmental Law Students Society (ELSS)

ELSS is a student-run society that focuses on environmental issues as they relate to the law. We are very active within the law school, the greater university, and the Halifax community in general. We are closely affiliated with the Marine and Environmental Law Program, a specialization within the Schulich School of Law. We frequently partner with East Coast Environmental Law to update the public on environmental law issues, assist with research on environmental law cases, and examine and critique government action (or inaction) with respect to the environment. We also organize guest lectures, environmental outings, and social events throughout the year.

Email: elss@dal.ca

Website: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/melaw/programs/societies/environmental-law-students--society.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Environmental-Law-Students-Society-ELSS-Schulich-School-of-Law-166093786804138/​

Contact: Sam Muise & Katie Short (Co-Presidents)

John E. Reid International Law Society (JERILS)

The John E. Read International Law Society (JERILS) aims to promote dialogue and the exploration of contemporary issues in international law within the Schulich School of Law and more broadly throughout Dalhousie University and the surrounding community. JERILS works to build interest in, and understanding of, international law and attempts to help its members pursue interests and careers in this field.

Email: jerils@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JERILS/

Contact: Lindsey Wilson & Rabiah Murium (Co-Presidents)

Law and Technology Society

The Law and Technology Society aims to create experiential learning opportunities for students interested in exploring the ever-changing intersection of technology and law through events, student blog posts, and a monthly newsletter.

Blog: https://schulichlaw.tech/

Email: ella.hantho@dal.ca

Contact: Ella Hantho (President)

Law Hour

Dalhousie Law Hour provides a one hour lecture each week geared at engaging our student body with presentations from prominent legal, academic, and political minds of the day. This forum provides an excellent opportunity to connect the legal issues and ideas learned in law school with how the law actually works in everyday life. Law Hour has been an institution at Dalhousie since the 1960's and has had tremendous support from students, faculty and members of the community.

Email: lawhour@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LawHour/​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DalLawHour​

Contact: Morgan McAloney (President)

Mature Student Society

Mature Students and Students with families - Bridging the gap between mature students and opportunities to get involved. Helping to provide an academic and social environment for all.

Email: aimeevirick@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/379474972690263/

Contact: Aimee Virick & Emily MacDonald (Co-Presidents)

OUTLaw Society

OUTLaw is a network of 2SLGBTQIA+ students and allies that are committed to anti-oppression, intersectionality, community building, and social justice. OUTLaw works with students, societies, and the broader community to raise awareness about matters affecting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with a focus on systemic inequalities and those who are the most marginalized. OUTLaw is committed to sexual, reproductive, and gender justice. OUTLaw seeks to provide a community for students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship structures within the Schulich School of Law.

Email: schulich.outlaw@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outlawsociety/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schulich.outlaw/​

Contact: Maryn Marsland (President)

Popular Legal Entertainment Assessment Society

The Popular Legal Entertainment Assessment Society (PLEAS) is a society for law students at the Schulich School of Law to come together and watch popular media that features the law in some way approximately once a month. We will discuss the media that we watch as a group and assess how accurately the law and the legal profession are depicted in each piece. We will follow up by rating each piece and providing a written review of how accurate we found it on our blog. Our goal to encourage critical reflection on popular representations of the law and the legal profession in media, and gain a better understanding of the public perception of these things.

Email: pleasociety@gmail.com

Blog: https://pleasociety.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Popular-Legal-Entertainment-Assessment-Society-PLEAS-104487717620837/

Contact: Mady Gillespie (President)

Pro Bono Dalhousie

Pro Bono Dalhousie is a local pro bono student organization with a mandate to provide legal services without charge to organizations and individuals in need across the Halifax Regional Municipality. In furtherance of its mandate, Pro Bono Dalhousie matches law student volunteers with community organizations, firms, courts and tribunals under the supervision of qualified lawyers or legal professionals. Our students provide assistance in a range of areas, such as Environmental Law, Sexual Assault Law, to Prison Law, and much more.

Website: www.dal.ca/law/probono

Email: probono@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProBonoDal/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProBonoDal

Phone: 902-494-3704

Fax: 902-494-1316

Contact: Harini Kav & Claire Lingley (Program Coordinators)

Refugee Advocacy Association of Dalhousie (RAAD)

The purpose of the Society is to foster an independent community of law students, students, and academics dedicated to promoting legal education around issues related to Canadian refugee and asylum law, as well as the human rights of refugees and migrants.

Email: refugeeadvocacyassociation@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CARLDalhousie/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAAD_DalLaw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raad_dallaw/

Contact: Lindsey Wilson & Cameron Kendrew (Co-Presidents)

Social Activist Law Student Association (SALSA)

SALSA is a group of students dedicated to advocacy and promotion of work related to social justice. SALSA's flagship event is the bi-annual IDEALaw conference hosted at the Schulich School of Law.

Email: idealaw@dal.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salsadalhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/373710859351966/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IDEALawDal

Contact: Moira Harding

Student Animal Law Association of Dalhousie (SALAD)

We are the animal welfare/animal rights-related society at the Schulich School of Law. We promote compassion toward and the ethical treatment of nonhuman animals in all spheres of human life. We have a lot of great activism, education, and fundraising events in store for you in the 2018-2019 academic year!

Email: salad.exec@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123068761127906/

Contact: Will Hatfield & Kinnar Power (Co-Presidents)

Weldon Karaoke Clinic

We go to the Frog when our hearts are lonely
We know we will hear what we heard before
The bar will be filled with karaoke
And we’ll sing once more

Email: dalkaraokeclub@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Weldon-Karaoke-Clinic-102884144395242/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/weldonkaraokeclinic

Contact: Alex Jessome & Reagan Seidler (Co-Presidents)

Weldon Literary Moot Society

The Weldon Literary Moot is an event that raises funds for Halifax Humanities 101, a barrier-free humanities education program for adults living below the poverty line. Every year the Weldon Literary Moot Society puts on a mock trial based on a literary classic. We have staged mock trials for Dracula, Julius Caesar, Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and many more. We welcome anyone to join the society to help us put on this great fundraising and community building event!

Email: weldon.lms@gmail.com  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/weldon_lms

Contact: Erik Coates (President)

Weldon Times

The Weldon Times is Schulich Law’s independent student-run magazine with contributions from current students and alumni. We welcome submissions about anything relevant to law students – whether it’s to do with new developments in the law or just the best cafés in Halifax. Have a story idea? Email the Editors at weldontimes@dal.ca or tweet us @weldontimes.

Email: weldontimes@dal.ca 

Website: http://www.weldontimes.com/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/weldontimes

Contact: Justin Monahan & Anthony Buckland (Editors-in-Chief)

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