Get involved

Students and Faculty at a Law Event
Students and faculty at a law event

Assisting the faculty

One of the most rewarding aspects of staying in touch with UVic Law is the chance to give back by assisting current students. You can share stories about your law school experiences or offer them helpful advice as they begin to explore a career in law.

We are always pleased to see graduates return to the Fraser Building to offer expertise and guidance to those who are following in their footsteps. Over the past four decades, our alumni have established an impressive tradition of maintaining their connections to UVic Law.

You can assist current students in many different ways, and with as much or as little time commitment as your schedule allows. As a graduate, you know how helpful it can be for a student to attend a presentation by a legal professional or chat with a practising lawyer over lunch or a cup of coffee. By acting as a mentor to prospective lawyers, you can give back to your school in a way that is invaluable — and greatly appreciated by everyone at UVic Law.

Hiring students

You can also learn how your firm or organization can provide vital employment opportunities in the legal field. Your involvement helps current students and recent graduates make rewarding professional connections that will assist them as they embark on their new careers.

Our Law Careers Office and Law Co-op program work closely with students and the legal community to create mutually beneficial opportunities for professional growth and hands-on learning. We encourage you to explore their websites to better understand why these programs are important to UVic Law students and beneficial to our alumni.

Volunteer Opportunity - UVic Law Pro Bono Students Canada

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) matches law student volunteers with community organizations in need of legal services. With the generous support of the Law Foundation of British Columbia, PBSC-UVic develops 20-30 projects annually, placing approximately 60 student volunteers with different community organizations on Vancouver Island.

The organization’s mandate is three-fold: to increase access to justice, to provide law students with practical experiences in the legal profession, and to instill a lasting pro bono ethic in the next generation of Canadian lawyers.

As a Lawyer Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to mentor young law students while leveraging the time you already devote to pro bono endeavors by directing the work of enthusiastic and energetic law students.

Insured lawyers are an important requirement of the PBSC-UVic program and offer an invaluable resource to students. Supervising lawyers are asked to provide guidance on student projects, review and approve drafts of student work and commit up to 5 hours per academic term to the project they are supervising.  

If you would like more information about this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact the student coordinators at pbsc.uvic@gmail.com or 250-721-8159.

Reunions

We are happy to help you get in touch with former classmates that wish to do the same. You can also volunteer to be a class representative or help organize alumni gatherings, reunions or other special events.

Contact us

Bernadette Lynch
Alumni Annual Giving Officer
Telephone: 250-472-5627
Email:

Development, Alumni and External Relations
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
PO Box 1700, STN CSC,
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 2Y2