ACCESS TO JUSTICE: Attend TRU’s Society of Law Students Conference

  • November 07, 2017

By Michael Gieb for TRU's Law in the Loops

Come visit TRU and attend our two-day “Access to Justice” conference in February. The Society of Law Students (“SLS”) at Thompson Rivers University host a conference every February on a topic that has been decided primarily by our student executive board. The conference is open to students, members of the legal profession and the public at large. Last year’s conference was in the area of sport, media, and entertainment law. It was well attended and featured several leading speakers from these areas of law.

This year, the conference will be held on February 8-9, 2018 at TRU’s law building. So, save the date! The conference will feature several soon to be named speakers (cue the suspense) and there will be skill development workshops for students and a fair featuring different emerging legal technologies.

The goal of the conference is to make a substantive impact on issues related to access to justice. To accomplish this, the conference executive has sought leading speakers including lawyers, academics and judges. Additionally, it provides students at TRU Law to be engaged in several access to justice related projects.

At this stage, we are still in the process of arranging speakers, but we can confirm that there will be sessions focused on legal services unbundling and a panel on civil liberties in relation to access to justice.

The conference is student organized and also includes speaking periods for student speakers to showcase their projects. We anticipate several students will be presenting their conference papers. Furthermore, we are excited to announce the start of a conference journal. All submissions to the conference will be
organized and published in a conference publication.

The conference executive invites you to visit for more information.

Another reason, you should attend: We are in the process of arranging CBA credits for professionals who attend!