Clubs & Societies

2019-2020 At a Glance


(Law) School of Rock!
Aboriginal Law Society
Animal Law Society
Articling and Placement Committee
Business Law Society
Charity Auction Committee
Christian Law Students' Society
Criminal Law Society
Curling Society
De Jure
Environmental Law Society
French Law Association
Golf Club
Graduation Committee
Immigration and Refugee Society
International Law Society
Ludlow Billiards & Snooker Society
Ludlow Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Club
Ludlow the Gathering (Magic Club)
Mental Health and the Law
Merchandise Committee


OUTLaw
Poverty Law Society
Restorative Justice
Social Committee
Solicitors of Catan
Speakers Hour
UNB Black Law Students’ Association
UNB Feminist Legal Association

UNB Human Rights Law Society
UNB Law Chess Club
UNB Law Hockey
UNB Law Lifts
UNB Law Loves Back
UNB Law Movember Team
UNB Legal Hackers Club
Vegetarian and Vegan Society
Whiskey Business

(Law) School of Rock!

Contact: Joey Hollis and Jordan Hamilton

The Music Club will provide a creative, collaborative and supportive environment for law students to grow their love of music! The club is open to new and experienced musicians looking for a creative outlet. The weekly sessions will be drop-in, BYOI (bring your own instrument) style and everyone will have a place in the band! We will meet weekly for open jam sessions, which will be acoustic in style and held held percussion instruments (and maybe ukeleles) will be provided to people who do not have instruments on campus.

Animal Law Society

Contact: Alexandra Dejong

Articling & Placement Committee

Contact: Martha McClellan

The Articling and Placement Committee is an active committee aimed at helping your fellow students find satisfying careers. We aid in organizing Career Service Office events, through which you have access to employers across the country; you learn about the different employment markets; and you get to work collaboratively the other members of the Committee and with other student organizations.  The A&P committee is a three year commitment. We will be collecting applications in September and holding interviews for 2 1st year representative positions in mid-September.Those interested should email a copy of their resume as well as a quick note explaining why you are interested in joining the A&P Committee to Martha.McClellan@unb.ca.

Aboriginal Law Society

Contact: Christina Michelin

This society aims to increase awareness to students and the greater UNB and Fredericton communities about Aboriginal legal issues locally, nationally and internationally, and inform the public about opportunities for Aboriginal community members at UNB Law. The ALS fosters a spirit of openness and honesty between members at which communication and democracy are key. We hope to foster relationships with other groups within UNB Law's walls as well as with community organizations. Everyone is welcome!

Beyond a Reasonable Stout

Contact: N/A 2019-20

Beyond a Reasonable Stout is dedicated to providing law students opportunities to network with fellow Fredericton and New Brunswick professionals. By hosting a series of events students will be exposed to business leaders and members of the legal community from across the province. Our society intends to host 3 networking events. The first is geared to networking between law students by hosting a tasting event at one of our local craft breweries (we have also discussed teaming up with Grad Committee to incorporate a small grad fundraiser into this event). The second, is to host a charity/networking event between JD and MBA students- giving our professional degree students an opportunity to meet and make business connections. Our final event will be a law student/lawyer/alumni networking event, the goal of this event is to provide students a low stress/casual opportunity to connect with members of the legal community. The even is not focused around jobs and hiring but instead around building relationships with other members of the legal community.

Black Law Students' Association

Contact: Joy Taboto

The Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) at UNB is an affiliate of the Black

Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSAC), a national, not-for-profit organization. BLSA was formed to identify and work towards the removal of institutionalized and other barriers facing African/Black Canadians in relation to law school and the legal profession.

The UNB Chapter seeks to promote diversity in the legal profession by increasing access to legal education for persons who identify as African Canadian/Black or have a demonstrated interest in issues that affect the African Canadian/Black community. We also strive to facilitate professional advancement of those persons through various networking opportunities.

The UNB Chapter is committed to helping its members excel in law school and the legal profession. Through educational and social events, members will be given the opportunity to meet with and learn from fellow law students and practicing lawyers.

Business Law Society

Contact: Samar Alam

The Business Law Society mission is to provide a platform for UNB Law students to broadly explore the area of business law. Its main objectives are to facilitate professional development, offer networking opportunities, organize carreer panels, invite guest speakers and alumni meetups for students interest in business law.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club

Contact: Max Wong

To provide a co-ed, safe opportunity for law students to improve fitness and learn self-defense through Gracie jiu-jitsu. Classes will be once a week for 90 minutes and will include stretching, warm-up, technique, live drills, Q+A period, and cool down.

 

Children's Law Society

Contact:N/A 2019-20

A forum for students interested in children's law to share ideas and network with other local advocates and community stakeholders.

Charity Auction

Contact: Emily Scholten

Each spring the faculty of law hosts an auction in support of a local redirection charity. Over the years we have raised thousands of dollars for charities such as Right to Play; Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Liberty Lane Women’s Shelter.

Criminal Law Society

Contact: N/A 2019-20

Curling Club

Contact: Gregory Connors

The Ludlow curling society will be a just-for-fun society where you can learn how to play an awesome sport, get out for some extra practice, and stay up to date on professional curling news. We cater to all levels of experience! Our goal is to have at least 2 opportunities for people to play in a tournament and some practice time if people are interested. We will also try and get together for the Canadian national women's (the Scotties) and men's (the Brier) finals, complete with snacks and probably some commentary! Join our Facebook group, Ludlow Curling Society!

Environmental Law Society

Contact: Riley Harris and Michael Damyanovich

Graduation Committee

Contact: Kathryn Kennaley and Maggie Hughes

The Graduation Committee hosts events and fundraisers in support of the Graduating Class Gift and dinner. We host events such as Coffee House, Legal Rights, Grad Dinner, Grad Photo, along with 50/50 Draws, liquor basket raffle and Pizza Day during select Speaker's Hours.

 

International Law Society

Contact: Ryan Chute, Jennifer Adam, Patrick Murphy

 

The mission of the International Law Society is to generate conversation and raise awareness of the various legal issues that affect the international community. Through our partnership with the Red Cross, our society has a particular interest in international humanitarian law, the rules and regulations around armed conflict, and the ways in which IHL affects the world around us. Our activities aim to address the challenges and possibilities of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st century, and to inform law students about the diver career opportunities in international law.

Ludlow Billiards & Snooker Society

Contact: Daniel Fin

To unite people around the game of billiards. To promote the popularity of the game within the community. Not to restrict the usage of the pool table, but to make it more accessible for everyone in the LSS. A group to organize tournaments. One tournament each term.

Magic Club (Ludlow the Gathering)

Contact: Parker Menzies

The Ludlow Magic Club is intended to provide an inclusive and fun environment for members of the Ludlow community to play Magic the Gathering trading card games. Draft events will be held on each new set release, and sign-ups/information for all events can be found on our facebook page "Ludlow Magic Club".

Mental Health & the Law

Contact: Ciara Jerrett and Morgan Kavanagh

The purpose of MH&LS is twofold: 1) to advocate for law students regarding wellness resources and activities within the university as well as organize wellness-based events to support law students and 2) to provide opportunities to future lawyers to learn how to best support individuals/clients with mental health issues.

 

Merchandise Committee

Contact: Kathryn Kennaley

The purpose of the merchandise committee is to facilitate between students and the supplier of law branded merchandise

OUTLaw

Contact: Adam Boyd

Poverty Law Society

Contact: Holly Anna Burns

This society seeks to assist less fortunate individuals and families in the Fredericton area. They seek to do this through volunteer work at the local legal clinic and at the Community Kitchen. Any individuals interested in legal and other issues relating to poverty and/or volunteering, are encouraged to contact the society.

Restorative Justice Society

Contact: Catherine Sinclair

Solicitors of Catan

Contact: Zach Tweel

This society is open to any and all Ludlow students looking to take short break from the onerous endeavor that is law school on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (to be determined). The society has only one goal and that is to facilitate the endless fun that comes from engaging in a game of Settlers of Catan. For those who don't know what Settlers of Catan is, it is the ultimate board game. Adventure, strategy and the thrill of accumulating natural resources for trade, make this game extraordinary and unforgettable.  Prepare for excitement like you have never experienced. Whether beginner or pro, all are welcome!

 

Student Legal Information Centre (SLIC)

Contact: Christopher Lutes

 

UNB Christian Law Society

Contact: Esther Eagleson

The Christian Law Students’ Society is for Christian law students of any denomination to come together for events such as bible studies and shared meals. Anybody is welcome to join. The society will offer students a chance to discuss issues of faith and law and to support each other spiritually and academically.

 

UNB French Law Association

Contact: Shannon Benjamin, Kelsey Bennett

The French Law Association seeks to create opportunities for UNB Law Students to practice their French-language speaking skills in an inclusive and informal environment. We welcome all levels of French, from beginner to advanced speakers, Some of our planed activities include movie nights, guided tours, and various outings to practice vocabulary and learn about the french language and culture.

UNB Law Lifts

Contact: John Caldwell

UNB Law Loves Back

Contact: Lori Wareham

UNB Law Movember Team

Contact: Stephen Power

UNB Immigration & Refugee Initiative

Contact: Blaine Cowan

We aim to inform ourselves and the public of the legal issues that immigrants and refugees face so that we can better assist them in gaining asylum and/or residency in Canada

 

 

UNB Golf Tournament

Contact: Justin Pyke

We host the Golf Tournament for law students as a charity fundraiser for a local youth organization. The Golf Tournament will be at 1:30pm on Sept. 29, 2018. All interested students are encouraged to participate. No experience necessary, we will play in teams of four in a best ball format.

UNB Law Hockey (Intramural Team)

Contact: Colin Boyd

 

UNB Social Committee

Contact: Carolyn Woolridge and Kathryn LeBlanc

We plan and organize UNB Law social events. Events for this year will include wine night(s), Halloween party, semi-formal, and law ball.

UNB Speaker's Hour

Contact: Lucas Fraser

UNB Speaker's Hour takes place on Tuesdays in Room 2A from 11:30 to 12:20. The speakers series is open to the public. Speakers are typically people involved in the local legal industry to provide students, faculty, and the community with information about various practice areas, changes in the legal industry, etc.

 

UNB Feminist Legal Association 

Contact: Shayna Levine-Poch

To provide a safe and positive environment for members to share articles, attend speaking engagements and participate in discussions regarding the role of and expectations of women in the legal profession, from a feminist perspective.

 

UNB Law Movember Team

Contact: Stephen Power

The De Jure

Contact: Steve Power

The Ludlow De Jure is a student newspaper with a focus on issues, news and events related to the study of law, the UNB Law School, and the Maritimes community. Our mission is connect UNB Law Students with their community and to reconnect UNB Law alumni with the school. Additionally, we aim to enhance UNB Law's relationship with local national firms. The paper will feature interviews and profiles on UNB Law professors, UNB Law alumni, UNB Law students and local practitioners in the field of law. Our event coverage section will both promote upcoming speakers and events relevant to our community. We will canvass issues important to current students and upcoming graduates. We will also be reviewing arts and entertainment that are related to the legal profession.

The Ludlow Run Club

Contact: Colleen Morley

The Ludlow Run Club 1) promotes a healthy lifestyle & work-life balance within the Law School, 2) encourages avid runners, beginners or curious minds to blow off steam with some cardio whilst experiencing the trails of NB and lastly 3) to facilitate connections with all years and specialties within the law school. We will have bi-weekly runs (one during the week- shorter, one weekend- longer). Participants interested to meet at an assigned location to commence a route/run. Ideally the route will be posted to social media earlier in the day to inform those in the club of the length, elevation, and intensity of the run.

Whiskey Business

Contact: Blaine Cowan

The mission of this club is to have a good relationship with the Lunar Rogue and network with the whiskey community. This club will be encouraging sniffing/nosing the bouquet from whiskey at events such as Whiskey Fest.

UNB Law Chess Club

Contact: Neil Dawe

To promote the game of chess among UNB Law students, and to provide an environment that is welcomnig to player's of all skill levels

Vegetarian and Vegan Society

Contact: Jacob Elyk

Yearbook

Contact: N/A 2019-20

Collecting photographs and information from all students throughout the year to compile for the end of year yearbook