Clubs

Clubs Overview

The Faculty of Law is home to numerous clubs covering a whole spectrum of interests and activities. We have legally-related clubs like the Criminal Law Club and theDisability and Mental Health (DAMH) Law Club. There are also clubs who focus on sports (like Right to Play), professional development (like Beyond a Reasonable Stout), and charitable causes (like the Queen’s Law Cancer Society). There are even clubs that act as outlets for stress management and fun (singing is therapeutic for the Queen’s Law Choir Club!).

Get involved QL – there’s a club for everyone!

 

Club Directory (2017-2018)

Updated list for 2018-2019 coming soon!

Beyond a Reasonable Stout

Welcome to QL’s Craft Beer Club! The club will feature events like tastings, beer contests, and socials that will introduce participants to the wondrous world of beer. Whether you’re already an avid beer fan or know nothing about it, join us for a variety of fun, affordable, and educational craft beer events that will be sure to quench your thirst!

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Disability and Mental Health (DAMH) Law Club 

We share an interest in disability law and mental health law, health and well-being, and raising awareness of diversity-related topics

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Corporate Law Club (CLC)

The Corporate Law Club (CLC) hosts various events throughout the year to help law students gain greater exposure to corporate law. Our main event is our annual Toronto Law Firm Tour held in January. 1L students are given the opportunity to visit several Bay Street firms to learn more about the practice of corporate law and develop their professional skills. Other notable events include speaker panels, seminars, and various networking opportunities

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Contact: queenscorporatelawclub@gmail.com

Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance – Queen’s Law 

The primary purpose of this club is to build relationships. Through these relationships we hope to increase our understanding and ability to identify issues and concerns of First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. We hope to maintain these relationships, founded in truth, honesty and dignity, in order to be better equipped to discuss impacts and solutions to those issues.

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In Vino Veritas

The Queen’s Law In Vino Veritas aspire to develop members’ appreciation for the fascinating world of wine. At In Vino Veritas, we believe that wine is more than just a drink – it is history and art in a bottle. Wine is a way to travel at a fraction of the price by tasting the soil, climates, and environments of different regions around the world. The In Vino Veritas hope to aspire an appreciation of the historical and artistic aspects of wine through the events we host.

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Contact: Natasha Rambaran Natasha.rambaran@queensu.ca

Jewish Law Student’s Association (JLSA)

The Jewish Law Students’ Association is a club that fosters the religion and culture of Judaism through fun and engaging events. Law students of any religion are welcome to join and experience Jewish practices. Our most popular event is the Shabbat dinner we host where tickets are always sold out and plenty of food and drinks are served. We love welcoming new members and we hope you will join us at our upcoming events!

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Level: Queen’s Law Chapter

Level is a catalyst for positive social change. We believe that uniting the power of people, education and law will lead to a more equitable and just society.We are a charitable organization that brings together progressive thinkers and leaders to break down barriers and increase access to justice for marginalized and underserved populations worldwide.

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Contact: Narin Sdieq 15ns51@queensu.ca; Tanya Sambi t.sambi@queensu.ca

Minute Moot Club

The Minute Moot Club meets every month to argue a series of brief moots. All law students are welcome. Our regular moots are ideal students seeking a first introduction to oral advocacy. At each moot, students are given half an hour to prepare their arguments on a given problem – no advance preparation is required. The executive team will help you analyze the problem and prepare your argument. I also provide a summary of the relevant law. The moots are friendly; Mooters usually collaborate in small groups and we do not declare a winner for each moot. We will provide snacks and constructive feedback (in confidence, if you prefer).

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Queen’s Animal Justice CLub 

The Queen’s Animal Justice Club is a great way for law students to merge their legal studies with their passion for animals. The club focuses on how the law treats animals, with the goal of increasing awareness as to how the law can advance animal rights. QALC works to connect Queen’s Law students with industry professionals through seminars and volunteer opportunities.

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Contact: Sam Galway sam.galway@queensu.ca

Queen’s Criminal Law Club 

Queen’s Criminal Law Club is a student-run organization dedicated to facilitating opportunities for our members to expand their knowledge of criminal law.

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Contact: queenscriminallaw2017@gmail.com

Queen’s Health Law Association:

The objective of the Queen’s Health Law Association is to provide students interested in Health Law with a forum for exploring and learning about the field and to create opportunities to network with professionals engaged in practice. The club aims to plan and promote learning opportunities to support students in developing an understanding of what Health Law is, and what practicing in this area of law entails.

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Contact: Ivneet Garcha, 8ig@queensu.ca

Queen’s Labour and Employment Club (QLEC)

Queen’s Labour and Employment Club (QLEC) is dedicated to introducing Queen’s Law students to the field of labour and employment law through various events including professional panels, firm tours, and speaker events. QLEC also hosts the Hicks Morley Mooting Competition, the only competitive moot open to 1Ls. QLEC members gain priority sign-up for the Hicks Moot’s limited spots.

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Contact: Tasia Fairfield 15af28@queensu.ca; Jordan Brezer Jordan.brezer@queensu.ca

Queen’s Law Cancer Society (QLCS)

The Queen’s Law Cancer Society (QLCS) is a law student volunteer organization that works passionately to spearhead the fundraising effort for The Canadian Cancer Society at Queen’s Law. QLCS has a strong presence in the Queen’s Law community by planning monthly events for students and participating in off-campus fundraisers, such as the CIBC Run for the Cure. We are a team of 2 co-presidents, 9 executive members, and 21 committee members. The executive members lead committees in: Publicity, Awareness, sponsorship, Movember, Events, and Fashion. Our largest fundraising event at Queen’s Law is the Cabaret for a Cure. This show is consistently the most anticipated event of the academic year. It usually involves over 80 students and faculty members, with an audience of several hundred people. This event has previously raised over$17,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. This year, we hope to take it to the next level, with a fundraising goal of $20,000!

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Contact: Diane Wu Diane.wu@queensu.ca; Anu Lalith Kumar 11kal11@queensu.ca

Queen’s Law Choir Club

The Queen’s Law Choir Club is a beginner choir open to singers of all abilities and levels of experience. We sing simple arrangements of pop songs and perform once or twice each semester at a variety of LSS events in support of other clubs’ fundraising efforts. Choir Club meets once a week for an hour to sing together and spend time working on something that isn’t law-related. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Choir Club will meet at 7 pm Tuesday nights. Check out our Facebook page for more information and meeting locations.

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 Contact: Stephanie Browning stephanie.browning@queensu.ca

Queen’s Law Outreach

Queen’s Law Outreach is a club organized by law students interested in engaging with the local community and demystifying the legal profession to youths early on in their educational journeys.We are focused on promoting a reciprocal relationship between the law school and the Kingston community through various avenues such as: high school outreach initiatives, LSAT/Law School Q&A Panel
, LSAT Book Sale
 and many more exciting new events!

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Contact: Marika 9msm15@queensu.ca

Queen’s Law Litigation Society

The Queen’s Law Litigation Society provides students with opportunities to learn about the litigation field and build their advocacy skills.  The club runs three main events throughout the year. First, the Court House visit provides first-year students the chance to get inside a Court House for a trial.  Second, the club brings litigation practitioners in for a panel at the Law School so that students can learn about their careers in litigation. Finally, the Society Moot is an internal moot competition that provides students with a chance to practice their oral-advocacy skills in a risk-free environment.

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Contact: Faye Voight: faye.voight@queensu.ca; David Leck: david.leck@queensu.ca

Queen’s Law Social Equity Club

We are a student organization that believes law students have the obligation to not only learn the law but also to understands the privileges and responsibilities that come along with having a legal career. This year, we have some amazing partnerships lined up with different community organizations that we’re very excited to share with you! To get things moving, we are currently accepting applications for a VP Finance and a VP External Relations!

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Contact: Effie Lin effie.lin@queensu.ca; Arielle Sie-Mah arielle.siemah@queensu.ca; and Cecily MacKnight15cm71@queensu.ca.

Queen’s Law Tax Society

A student-led introduction to Canadian Tax Law. We post updates on current developments, opportunities, speakers, and discussions in Tax Law.

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Contact: taxlawsociety@queensu.ca

Queen’s Muslim Law Students’ Association 

The QMLA is a club designed to challenge Islamophobia, protect human rights, and provide networking opportunities and social events. This year, QMLSA hosted a hugely successful Bazar in the student lounge – full of dancing, henna, and delicious treats.

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Contact: queensmlsa@gmail.com

Queen’s Outlaw

Outlaw is a new club for LGBTQ2A+ individuals within the Faculty of Law program! Join our group to connect with the community and for updates on our events.  All are welcome!

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Queen’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society 

Queen’s Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society presents an exciting opportunity for students interested in music, motion pictures, television, sports, broadcasting, publishing and other creative or artistic industries to combine their passion with their legal studies.

Getting involved with SELS is a way for law students to integrate their legal studies and passion for entertainment. The club assists its members in obtaining exposure to the field before graduation, and actively seeks opportunities for student involvement in the community. Students are connected with opportunities to learn and network with industry professionals, with a list of connections that continues to grow each year.

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Queen’s Technology Law Club

The Queen’s Technology Law Club focuses on Technology Law in a broad sense – areas where the law and technology intersect. Whether you’re interested in e-commerce, digital privacy, regulating new and emerging technologies, or another area where law and technology meet, we have something for you!

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Contact: Hisham Imtiaz 15hi7@queensu.ca

Queen’s Venture Law Club

The Queen’s Venture Law Society (QVLS) was founded in the Spring of 2018 to facilitate connections for law students within the startup, venture capital, and innovation space. The QVLS aims to expose students to the legal dimensions of entrepreneurship through a variety of events and content production that will engage lawyers from emerging business groups, venture capitalists and new business owners in our communities. Through our activities, we hope to create learning opportunities that will inspire students to think innovatively about the law and their future careers. We will provide a balanced exposure to everything the field has to offer- from a big-firm perspective to a community-centered style of social entrepreneurship.

Contact: Queen’s Venture Law Society, queensventurelawsociety@gmail.com

Queen’s Women & Law (QW&L)

Queen’s Women & Law (QW&L) is an organization run by law students who are passionate about the unique challenges faced by women in the legal profession. With a mix of academic and social events throughout the year, QW&L is a welcoming community for anyone wishing to become involved. Some of our events for the 2017-2018 school year include a Bellini Mixer, speaker panels, and a visit from Chief Justice McLachlin.

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Runnymede Society, Queen’s Chapter

The Runnymede Society is a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and classical liberalism.

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Contact: Ethen Winterburn 1ew1@queensu.ca; Raphael Fernandes 14rtrf@queensu.ca

South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA)

The South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA) was formed to promote the professional, cultural and social needs of South Asian and other minority law students at Queen’s Law School. SALSA seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of legal/political issues, career pathways, and community outreach. Furthermore, SALSA is dedicated to enhancing the diversity of Queen’s Law by increasing awareness of the legal issues that affect minority communities, as well by as by organizing social events to celebrate South Asian heritage.

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Sustainability and Environmental Law Club (SELC)

We are a group of Queen’s Law Students interested in environmental law and policy issues. Our interests include the social and economic components of sustainability and areas of law including Aboriginal and energy law. We meet several times a month to discuss current events and issues over a beer or two. We’re also working hard to bring a greater environmental focus at Queen’s Law School with several upcoming events.

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Queen’s Law “Tortfeasors” Rugby Football Club

The Queen’s Law “Tortfeasors” Rugby Football Club is one of Queen’s Law’s only inter-university athletics teams, welcoming women and men of all experience levels to building lasting professional relationships through the comradery the sport of rugby fosters. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for law students of all backgrounds to develop networks of mentorship and become healthy, active young professionals while contributing to school spirit through competitive sport. We have hosted matched against local teams, traveled to other universities such as Bishop’s University in Quebec, and even competed internationally in the New York City Rugby 7s Tournament.

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Contact: John Pappas 5jgp@queensu.ca