Clubs Overview

The Faculty of Law is home to numerous clubs covering a whole spectrum of interests and activities. We have legally-related clubs like the Criminal Law Club and the Disability and Mental Health (DAMH) Law Club. There are also clubs who focus on sports, professional development and charitable causes, and even clubs that act as outlets for stress management and fun. Get involved QL – there’s a club for everyone!

    Clubs Steph, Effie and Siobhan

    2020-2021 Club Ratification Form: Click here! 

    Please note:

    • As spring ratification did not occur in the Winter 2020 semester, ALL clubs must be ratified through this process.
    • There is no ratification deadline as ratification occurs on a rolling basis throughout the year. Once we receive forms, clubs will be ratified at the next LSS meeting.
    • All ratified clubs need 2 points of contact. Reminder that all clubs must have a Club President and a Head of Finance and may choose to have additional Executive Officer(s) if desired.
    • You will receive a reply email when you send in your form to confirm it has been received, and then an email notifying you of the date of the LSS meeting where your ratification will be voted on. Finally, you will receive an email confirming you have been ratified, or requesting additional information to make your ratification possible within 1 week of the LSS meeting.

    Club Directory (2020-2021)

    Queen's Law Animal Justice

    Queen’s Law Animal Justice aims to shed light on legal issues surrounding animal rights and educate the Queen’s Law community on ways that we can enhance legal protections of animals to reflect the changing views of society. We also aim to raise money for organizations dedicated to helping animals and fighting for animal rights, such as the Kingston Humane Society and Animal Justice Canada. Our events will focus on
    both legal and non-legal topics such as animal testing, animals as property, ownership of wild animals, zoos and circuses, and veganism!

    Contact: Jessica Hoffman (jessica.hoffman@queensu.ca) and Laura Sumner (laura.sumner@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Asian Law Students' Association (QALSA)

    QALSA seeks to connect Asian law students.The club runs on a mentorship program connecting first years with upper years who they can connect with. Further, the club hopes to host panels and other networking events this year to facilitate a community of Asian law students at Queen's.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Kathy (Zi Yue) Jiang (13zyj@queensu.ca) or Li Zhu (li.zhu@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Law Bachelor Nation

    Queen's Law Bachelor Nation is the Queen's law Bachelor appreciation club (yes the bachelor like ABC's The Bachelor). We run a bracket (like fantasy football) and host a finale viewing party. QL Bach will be back this year. We will be starting up again in January for the new season. In the meantime, please join our FB group and follow us on insta at @qlbach

    Contact: Sara Baxter (sara.baxter@queensu.ca) or Solenn Madevon (s.madevon@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Law Book Club

    The Queen’s Law book club prides itself of providing the opportunity for law students to engage in pleasure reading beyond the classroom. From themes ranging from romance to war, class struggles to coming of age, we delve into literature and dissect the different interpretations and feelings one feels after reading a great
    book. We host polls to allow everyone the opportunity to vote on the book of the month, and at the end of every month we gather to discuss what we finished over coffee and snacks. It provides a great opportunity to have an enjoyable and insightful discussion on something all club members are passionate about – books!

    Contact: Anita Zamani (18az18@queensu.ca) and Meghesik Malakian (18mm72@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Law Bowling Society 

    QLBS is a club that prides itself on building the Queen’s Law community for students. Everyone is welcome and the only requirement for our bowling nights is that students have some fun. Our goal is to provide another option for students to socialize outside of the weekly smokers. This is a way for all years at Queen’s Law to get together and bond over the classic game of bowling.

    Contact: Isaac Brownlee (17ib10@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Law Cancer Society (QLCS) 

    Clubs QLCSThe Queen’s Law Cancer Society (QLCS) is a law student volunteer organization that works passionately to spearhead the fundraising effort for The Canadian Cancer Society at Queen’s Law. QLCS has a strong presence in the Queen’s Law community by planning monthly events for students and participating in off-campus fundraisers, such as the CIBC Run for the Cure. We are a team of 2 co-presidents, 9 executive members, and 21 committee members. The executive members lead committees in: Publicity, Awareness, sponsorship, Movember, Events, and Fashion. Our largest fundraising event at Queen’s Law is the Cabaret for a Cure. This show is consistently the most anticipated event of the academic year. It usually involves over 80 students and faculty members, with an audience of several hundred people. This event has previously raised over$17,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. This year, we hope to take it to the next level, with a fundraising goal of $20,000!

    Visit our Website and Facebook page!

    Contact:

    Alyssa Johnson (alyssa.johnson@queensu.ca) and Cassandra Hébert-Vendramini (cassandra.hebertvendramini@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Cannabis Law Club

    Queen’s Cannabis Law Club aims to educate and foster students' interest in the emerging cannabis industry. The legalization of cannabis has expanded the scope of multiple areas of law including intellectual property, corporate, health and criminal law. This club seeks to facilitate and raise awareness about the accompanying legal issues as well as career opportunities available to those interested in this field.

    Contact: Emma Smith (emma.smith@queensu.ca) and Katie Frederickson (katie.frederickson@queensu.ca

    Queen's Christian Legal Fellowship

     The demands of law school pose unique challenges for anyone – especially during a global pandemic. We are Queen’s Christian Legal Fellowship (QCLF), a group of Christian law students who come together to provide encouragement, support, community, and mentorship. We are a part of a larger community called Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) – Canada’s national association of Christian lawyers and law students, which has 15 law student chapters across Canada. 

    Contact: Brandon Maracle (brandon.maracle@queensu.ca) and Daniel Moholia ( daniel.moholia@queensu.ca)

    Corporate Law Club (CLC) 

    Clubs CLCThe Corporate Law Club (CLC) hosts various events throughout the year to help law students gain greater exposure to corporate law. Our main event is our annual Toronto Law Firm Tour held in January. 1L students are given the opportunity to visit several Bay Street firms to learn more about the practice of corporate law and develop their professional skills. Other notable events include speaker panels, seminars, and various networking opportunities.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: queenscorporatelawclub@gmail.com, Lauren Kim ( l.kim@queensu.ca) or Andrew Irwin ( andrew.irwin@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Criminal Law Club 

    Clubs QCLCQueen’s Criminal Law Club is a student-run organization dedicated to facilitating opportunities for our members to expand their knowledge of criminal law. Our events have included speaker panels with notable criminal lawyers like Marie Henein, tours of the Kingston Pen and meet and greets with criminal law professors.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Laura Sumner ( laura.sumner@queensu.ca) or Chris Enright ( c.enright@queensu.ca)

    Disability and Mental Health (DAMH) Law Club 

    The Disability and Mental Health Law Club is an active club at Queen’s Law, running several important events to help promote good mental health for students in the law school. All members and participating students in our club activities and events share an interest in disability law and mental health law, health and
    well-being, and raising awareness of diversity related topics. Normally, DAMH runs several in-person events in the student lounge, such as: World Mental Health Day and Wellness Day where we provide activities, games, and healthy snacks; as well as our famous Puppy Therapy Days before each exam period. However, this year, we will carry our activity online and have a very strong online presence throughout the year, primarily through the various Queen’s Law social media groups. We hope to continue to raise awareness about mental health and wellness, as well as host a number of virtual events and contests with prizes.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Brittany Wong ( brittany.wong@queensu.ca) or Caroline Ross (caroline.ross@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Environmental Law Club (QELC)

    We are a group of Queen's law students interested in environmental law and policy issues. Our interests include the social and economic components of sustainability and areas of law including Aboriginal and energy law. We meet several times a month to discuss current events and issues at the Grad Club. We also host a panel every year focusing on working in environmental law.

    Contact: Emma Smith ( emma.smith@queensu.ca) or Ari Glass ( ari.glass@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Fashion and Retail Law Society (QFRLS)

    The Queens Law Fashion and Retail Society strives to provide members with networking and educational opportunities that bridge the gap between law school and a legal career that engages in fashion and retail. Through engagements such as socials and alumni coffee chats, our members learn about the opportunities and risks associated with this field.

    Visit our Facebook page!

    Contact: qlfashionlaw@gmail.com, William White ( 13wgw9@queensu.ca) or Abbie Korbin ( Abigail.korbin@queensu.ca)

    First Generation Network - Queen's Chapter

    We are a non-profit organization aiming to reduce barriers law students face who are first in their family to complete post-secondary education. We work closely with law firms and student organizations to help first generation students prepare for their future legal careers.

    Website: firstgenerationnetwork.ca, Deniz Samadi ( deniz.samadi@queensu.ca) or Harpreet Singh ( 1hks1@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Family Law Club

    The Queen's Family Law club hopes to connect law students with a shared interest in Family Law. Our goal is to provide a space where students can further their interest in this area of law. We provide a forum for students to learn more about existing and emerging topics in Family Law. Through our events, members will be given the opportunity to network with professors and lawyers in the field.

    Contact: Olivia Duguay (18od2@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Human Rights Law Club

    This club seeks to raise awareness of the different ways law students and lawyers can get involved in both domestic and international human rights spheres. We plan on hosting a speaker panel in the winter term!

    Contact: Maria Reisdorf (maria.reisdorf@queensu.ca) or Emily O'Keefe ( emily.okeefe@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Immigration and Refugee Law Club

    We are a group of Queen's Law students dedicated to raising awareness about current
    immigration and refugee law issues in Canada and around the world. We also aim to expose students to the fields of immigration and refugee law through various events and by assisting with refugee settlement efforts in Kingston.

    Contact: Emily Stauffer (emilystauffer95@queensu.ca) or Selina Habib (selina.habib@queensu.ca)

    In Vino Veritas 

    In Vino Veritas is a social club for all Queen’s Law students. We aspire to develop members’ appreciation for the fascinating world of wine! We believe that wine is more than just a drink – it is history and art in a bottle. Wine is one of the best ways to travel the world at a time where we physically can’t do so, and can allow us to taste the soil, climate and environments of different regions of the world. In Vino Veritas hopes to aspire an appreciation of the historical and artistic aspects of wine through the events we host, without requiring its consumption.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Holly Schmid ( holly.schmid@queensu.ca) or Dylan Armstrong ( dylan.armstrong@queensu.ca)

    Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance – Queen’s Law 

    Clubs ILSAThe primary purpose of this club is to build relationships. Through these relationships we hope to increase our understanding and ability to identify issues and concerns of First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. We hope to maintain these relationships, founded in truth, honesty and dignity, in order to be better equipped to discuss impacts and solutions to those issues.

     Visit our Facebook page!

    Contact: Coming Soon!

    Queen's Intellectual Property Law Club (QIPLC)

    The Queen's Intellectual Property Law Club hopes to connect law students of all backgrounds with an interest in intellectual property. Our main focus is to provide students with networking opportunities, information about the field, as well as to form a community of peers with similar interests. Members will be updated on current job postings, recruitment opportunities, relevant speakers, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, socials will be held to connect with students with similar interests and build professional connections. 

    Visit out Facebook page!

    Contact: Emily Prieur ( emily.prieur@queensu.ca) or Iris Ngo ( Iris.ngo@queensu.ca

    Queen’s Labour and Employment Club (QLEC) 

    Queen’s Labour and Employment Club (QLEC) is dedicated to introducing Queen’s Law students to the field of labour and employment law through various events including professional panels, firm tours, and speaker events. QLEC also hosts the Hicks Morley Mooting Competition, the only competitive moot open to 1Ls. QLEC members gain priority sign-up for the Hicks Moot’s limited spots.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: qlec@queensu.ca, Nick Morrow ( nick.morrow@queensu.ca) or Selina Habib ( selina.habib@queensu.ca)

    Level: Queen’s Law Chapter

    Clubs LevelLevel is a Canadian charitable organization that levels barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights.Since 2005 Level’s Chapter Program has motivated tomorrow’s lawyers, leaders and change-makers to champion social justice causes and make positive contributions to their communities. Focused on an annual theme, students across the country organize community events, inform their peers, and host conferences.

    Visit the Level website and our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Shane Sukerman (shane.sukerman@queensu.ca) and Brittany Wong (brittany.wong@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Law Litigation Society 

    Clubs QLLSThe Queen’s Law Litigation Society provides students with opportunities to learn about the litigation field and build their advocacy skills.  The club runs three main events throughout the year. First, the Court House visit provides first-year students the chance to get inside a Court House for a trial.  Second, the club brings litigation practitioners in for a panel at the Law School so that students can learn about their careers in litigation. Finally, the Society Moot is an internal moot competition that provides students with a chance to practice their oral-advocacy skills in a risk-free environment.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Hasti Namvar (13hn23@queensu.ca) or Nicolas Guevara-Mann (nicolas.guevaramann@queensu.ca)

    Queen's M&A Association

    The Queen's M&A Association was founded with the goal of providing Queen's Faculty Law Students with educational and experiential learning opportunities in the practice area of M&A. As law students, we know how valuable hands-on learning experience is in the development of the practical skills required of legal practitioners. The Queen's University M&A Association is therefore committed to providing students with opportunities to directly engage with practitioners so that they may foster their own interests and practical skills in the area of M&A.

    Contact: Mikela Page (m.page@queensu.ca) and Justin Saunders (18jms13@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s OutLaw

    Queen's outlaw rainbow logoOutlaw is the Queen's Law club for 2SLGBTQQIA law students and allies. We are part of a wider collective of Outlaws, established at other Canadian Law Schools. The Queen's chapter of Outlaw is excited to advocate for 2SLGBTQQIA people this year! In past years, we have had celebrated judges, lawyers and legal theorists speak on a wide range of issues affecting Queer students, lawyers and the wider Queer community.

    Contact: queensoutlaw@gmail.ca, Elek Reitsma ( elek.reitsma@queensu.ca) or Jiayi Zhang ( jiayi.zhang@queensu.ca)

    Visit our Facebook group and our Page

    Queen’s Law Private Equity Club (QLPE) 

    QLPE aims to teach students about the intersection between law, private equity and capital markets, providing a necessary base understanding of finance. The club hosts a variety of events throughout the year including a speakers panel, trading simulation and intro sessions in association with the Smith School of Business.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Ari Glass ( ari.glass@queensu.ca), Sam Zucker (sam.zucker@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Policy and Law Club

    We are the Queen’s Policy and Law Club. If you are interested in government, policy or political work after law school, then this is the perfect club for you! We will be hosting speakers, professional panel, roundtable and social events throughout the whole
    year! Whether you have an interest to work in the policy/politics field or you just have a general interest in policy/politics, you would not want to miss any of our events! Mark your calendar and we hope to see you at our next event!

    Contact: Tony Yin (tony.yin@queensu.ca) and Zach Rudge (zach.rudge@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Real Estate Law Association (QRELA)

    The Queen’s Real Estate Law Association (QRELA) is a new student association committed to providing opportunities to students to learn more about the fast-paced and exciting field of real estate law. QRELA will host a variety of educational, social and career related events throughout the upcoming school year. All events will be accessible via Zoom if we are unable to gather in person!

    Contact: Emily Milana (emily.milana@queensu.ca) and Ari Glass (ari.glass@queensu.ca)

    South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA)

    Clubs SALSAThe South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA) is a group of Queen's Law students and professors who are committed to promoting diversity, equality, and access to justice for visible minorities, especially those from the Indian sub-continent. We are dedicated to protecting the human rights and civil liberties of racial minorities by challenging racism, xenophobia, and other forms of systemic discrimination. We also hope to contribute to the growing network of South Asian legal professionals through networking and mentorship. 

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Shailaja Nadarajah (s.nadarajah@queensu.ca) and Farrah Kudus (farrah.kudus@queensu.ca)

    Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS)

    Queen’s SELS is focused on bringing Queen’s Law students closer to careers in sports and entertainment by giving them an outlet to explore their interests and foster connections with people working at the intersection of sports/entertainment/media and the law. Our long term aspirations include embedding ourselves within the global law school community as a beacon for students with interested in these industries to Queen’s Law.

    Contact: SELSatQL@gmail.com, Jonathan Solomon ( 18jds@queensu.ca) or Doug Scully ( 13rdms@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Tax Law Society

    The Queen's Law Tax Society is an extracurricular introduction to the Canadian tax law professional field. We aim to provide the law school community with events which explore the different opportunities that a rewarding career in tax law provides. We also post updates and host guest lectures on current developments and discussions in tax law. 

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Tyra Yah (tyra.yah@queensu.ca) or Sam Fata ( sam.fata@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Technology Law Club (QTLC)

    QTLC seeks to connect students with technology law professionals and expose them to what practicing in this area of law is like. The club hosts a tech firm tour annually. As technology is a growing part of business in all sectors, we are excited for the opportunities that this will present law students.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Austin Pammett ( austin.pammett@queensu.ca) or Stanis Xavier ( stanis.xavier@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Law Union

    QLU exists to create an environment that connects students to the experiences of
    lawyers that realize the mission of advancing socially progressive values by “demystifying legal procedures, attacking discriminatory and oppressive legislation, arguing progressive new applications of the law, and democratizing legal practice” in their careers. These dialogues will examine these topics in contemporary contexts, and as well, will allow students to contemplate the impactful possibilities of their own agency as future lawyers. QLU is an affiliate club of the Law Union of Ontario (est. 1974).

    Contact: Jeremy Lee (18jrgl@queensu.ca) and Elek Reitsma (elek.reitsma@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Venture Law Society

    The Queen’s Venture Law Society (QVLS) was founded in the Spring of 2018 to facilitate connections for law students within the startup, venture capital, and innovation space. The QVLS aims to expose students to the legal dimensions of entrepreneurship through a variety of events and content production that will engage lawyers from emerging business groups, venture capitalists and new business owners in our communities. Through our activities, we hope to create learning opportunities that will inspire students to think innovatively about the law and their future careers. We will provide a balanced exposure to everything the field has to offer- from a big-firm perspective to a community-centred style of social entrepreneurship.

    Visit our Facebook

    Contact: Queen's Venture Law Society (queensventurelawsociety@gmail.com), Sydney Prince ( sydney.prince@queensu.ca) or Maitree Patel ( 14mp76@queensu.ca)

    Queen's Law Video Game Club

    The Queen’s Law Video Game Club’s mission is to foster a community centred around a shared interest for video games. The club provides ways for gamers at Queen’s Law to connect, play and even compete against one another.

    Contact: Zacharie Cohen (zacharie.cohen@queensu.ca) and Gray Potter (jonathan.potter@queensu.ca)

    Queen’s Women & Law

    Queen’s Women & Law (QW&L) is an organization run by law students who are passionate about the unique challenges faced by women in the legal profession. With a mix of academic and social events throughout the year, QW&L is a welcoming community for anyone wishing to become involved. Some of our past events have included a Bellini Mixer, speaker panels, and a visit from Chief Justice McLachlin.

    Visit our Facebook page! 

    Contact: Blaire Smockum ( 14bws@queensu.ca) or Maitland Shaheen ( 18msa14@queensu.ca)