Join the Club: A Review of QL Clubs and Societies
If you skipped out on the LSS Clubs fair this year, fear not. We’ve reached out to different clubs in the Queen’s Law community to take you on a virtual tour of some of the events clubs will be hosting throughout the year. (This list is not exhaustive, but will give a taste of club life at QL.)
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
Interested in sports? Music? Movies? The Sports & Entertainment Law Society has the event for you! Come learn about the unique world of sports and entertainment law from some of Canada’s leading lawyers in the field, in a rare opportunity to learn about the law from a practical perspective. There will be a speaker panel that will be followed by a reception, which will allow students to build their own professional networks with prominent lawyers in the industry.
Corporate Law Club
Every year, the Corporate Law Club holds an annual Toronto Firm Tour that gives students the unique opportunity to tour top-tier Toronto firms and meet with articling students, associates, and partners. This day trip gives first-year students a glimpse into firm life in the city and first-hand advice about future applications and practicing in a variety of corporate fields ranging from mergers and acquisitions to competition law.
In Vino Veritas
Last year, In Vino Veritas hosted a wine tasting at Karlo Estates. It was the perfect opportunity to take a break from law school and to get outside of campus. The wine tasting is a great event because it demonstrates that In Vino isn’t only for those who know a lot about wine. It’s a club with the goal of generating opportunities for everyone to get together and to enjoy each other’s company while trying something new.
Criminal Law Club
The Queen’s Criminal Law Club aims to educate law students about the practice of criminal law and to facilitate contact with criminal practitioners from both the defence bar and the prosecution. This year the Club is excited to host the annual Criminal Law Career Panel and a multi-guest lecture on the topic of wrongful convictions. The majority of the panelists are Queen’s Law graduates who are candid in their discussion of employment history, summer/articling experiences, and day-to-day expectations of the job. Students will get to hear from both defence and Crown counsel and are exposed to the different career paths available within the field of criminal law, from solo practitioner to named partner.
Queen’s Labour and Employment Club
The Queen’s Labour and Employment Club is one of the biggest and most involved clubs at Queen’s Law. The QLEC is best known for running the Hicks Morley Moot, the only competitive moot available to first-year students, and for organizing the labour/employment law firm tour that introduces students to a variety of boutiques and full-service firms in downtown Toronto.
Queen’s Women and Law Club
The Queen’s Women and Law Club plans events throughout the year to bring together a network of dynamic women in the Queen’s Law community. Our first event of the year is a Martini Mixer. We hope you can all come out and share in a night of drinks and appetizers, laughs, and bonding. Last year this event was a great way to get to know students in all years in the first few months of school.
Queen’s Law Cancer Society
Cabaret for a Cure 2016 will take place on March 18 at Kingston’s foremost professional performance venue, the Grand Theatre. This is the Queen’s Law Cancer Society’s biggest event of the year and definitely a night you don’t want to miss! With amazing dances, a fashion show, comedic MCs, and a live auction all put on by your QL peers, we hope to reach our fundraising goal of $15,000 this year! QLCS executive and committee members are dedicated to working tirelessly to achieve this goal, and we hope to see you all there.
South Asian Law Students’ Association
South Asian Law Society Association (SALSA) is a fabulous way to meet people from different backgrounds,get involved in the Queen’s Law community, and have fun! Last year, we hosted a smoker, many mixers, and took part in the International Food Fair. However, this year, SALSA will be looking to host more informative events and maybe hold some yummy samosa sales. You definitely do not have to be South Asian to join, but you must have an undying love for butter chicken/shahi panner.