The University of Calgary student Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) officially came into existence in late spring of 1992. Although not affiliated with the National LEAF group, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, Student LEAF models itself after the national organization, which promotes equality through legal action and education based on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. LEAF is committed to confronting all forms of discrimination in its efforts to achieve equality in society.
Student LEAF’s primary goal is to raise awareness of equality issues within the Law School. In pursuit of this goal, LEAF sponsors workshops, thought-provoking films and guest speakers on various topics throughout the year.
Community action is another important aspect of Student LEAF. By providing research service to lawyers in Calgary and through public education programs in local school and community groups, Student LEAF plans to be highly visible in the Calgary community.