The Law Students’ Society (LSS) is a vital forum for discussion. Its representatives sit on various committees, such as Faculty Board, setting policy and rendering decisions that have a significant impact on the life student's here in Ludlow.

The LSS also supports a wide range of student clubs, social functions and athletic activities to provide the student body with rewarding opportunities for student involvement.

All UNB Law students are members of the LSS. Each year (1L, 2L, and 3L) is represented on the LSS Council which is overseen by the LSS executive. The LSS executive consist of four members, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and First Year Representative. 

LSS Council meet on a monthly basis and discuss important issues affecting the law school. Every member of the LSS (any UNB law student) are welcome to attend. 

Meetings are chaired by the Chairperson, whose work allows meetings to proceed smoothly and the 1L Representative ensures that the important decisions that are reached by council are recorded for current and future law students.

The LSS collects $60.00 from each student as a "Law Student Society Fee" at the beginning of each year. This fee goes towards all clubs and society funding. The Law Student Society then allocates this amount to each society that has requested specific event funding. For example, we plan to hold a small International Law Conference at UNB each year, and some of the funds we have collected is allocated to our International Law Society to help subsidize this event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the LSS?

The Law Students' Society (LSS) is student government body at UNB Law. The purpose of this society is first and foremost to represent the interests of its members- law students. This involves a host of activities, including promoting the Faculty of Law within the greater UNB Community and beyond. The LSS is also responsible for organizing the social activities at UNB Law, which includes Orientation Week and events such as Law Week and Law Ball.

What is the LSS Executive?

There are four members of the LSS Executive, who meet at least weekly. The Executive is composed of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and First Year Executive. Having an effective Executive requires substantial cooperation between members.

What is the LSS Council?

The LSS Council is the governing body at UNB Law which meets monthly to discuss issues affecting law students at UNB. The Council is composed of the following members:

  • LSS Executive

  • Two Representatives from both Second and Third Year

  • One Representative from each First Year sections.

  • One Faculty Representative from each year 

What are the duties of the LSS President?

The role of the LSS President is to oversee the affairs of the LSS. This includes representing UNB Law both within the university as well as externally. The LSS President typically meets with the Dean every week to discuss any emerging uses, and to decide any actions which need to be taken. The LSS President is also an ex officio member of Faculty Council.

What are the duties of the Vice President?

The role of the Vice President is generally responsible for communications and to manage and co-ordinate clubs and societies, charities and inter-murals. This includes allocating funds at the beginning of the year, and coordinating with the Social Committee to organize events throughout the year.

What are the duties of the Treasurer?

The role of the Treasurer is to manage the finances of the LSS. This includes maintaining the deposit accounts of the Society, disbursing all funds, maintaining financial records. The Treasurer is also responsible for preparing and presenting  Financial Statements twice a year.

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About the LSS