The Society of Law Students (SLS) is the official student association, constituted within The Students’ Union, the University of Calgary, and recognized by The Faculty of Law to represent the interests of all students in the undergraduate law program. The official representatives of this student government are elected annually by students, and there are ample opportunities for any interested individuals to take part. The SLS provides an important social network to the student body at the Faculty of Law, yet is also an important vehicle through which students can affect and effect policy and administrative decisions regarding the entire faculty.
All students enrolled in the Faculty are eligible for membership in the SLS, activated on a voluntary basis through the payment of an annual fee. Membership provides students with a locker, a library carrel and a daytimer. As well, the SLS membership gives students access to other services including orientation week activities, a yearbook, regularly scheduled social events, Careers Day through the Articling Committee, the annual Law Show and much more.
Become part of the decision-making process by being a student representative on one of the Faculty committees. The SLS holds elections for committee representation at the start of the year.
Committee membership requires regular attendance at meetings and discussion of agenda items as well as mandatory bi-annual reports to the SLS and the student body on issues and activities relating to that committee membership. Representatives must be prepared to elicit and reflect opinions of the student body and inform students of potential areas of concern.
The SLS publishes a Faculty of Law yearbook each year. Photographers and writers are always needed to help put it all together