Each year, the LALSS ordinarily holds two elections conducted by our Chief Returning Officers. In the fall, our 1L, 2L and 3L Representatives are elected to fill our Academic and Social Committees. Reps are confirmed in their roles on October 1 and onboarded through October. Executive elections occur in the Winter, with roles confirmed on May 1 after a four-week transition period.
The LALSS Fall Elections will elect the Year Representatives for the Academic and Social Committees, who will serve from October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2022.
Roles up for Election
The following roles are currently up for election:
1L Academic Committee Representative (1 Total)
1L Social and Finance Committee Representative (2 Total)
2L Academic Committee Representative (2 Total)
2L Social and Finance Committee Representative (4 Total)
Academic Committee Representative
The Academic Committee (AC) Representatives serve a vital advisory role to raise and address students’ concerns relevant to the academic realm, including but not limited to curriculum changes and professional placements at the AC meetings chaired by the Vice-President of Academic. The AC members will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Faculty and the Dean(s) to highlight the strengths and areas of improvement throughout our program. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organization skills in liaising with our students and representing such concerns respectfully. The AC members are expected to maintain transparent communication with their cohort to identify any academic concerns and escalate them in a timely manner.
Average weekly time commitment: 3 hours (varies, but may be higher near start and end of terms)
Social and Finance Committee Representative
Representatives of the Social & Finance Committee (SFC) will help in the planning and staffing of social events including an end of year Law Ball, and administrative tasks to support our Clubs and Associations. While the ideal candidate is someone who would be able to come onto campus to help with in-person events, students off-campus who are interested in building community at the law school should not be deterred from running for the SFC as there is plenty of work that can be done remotely.
Average weekly time commitment: 3 hours (may be slightly higher or lower depending on event schedules)
See our About Page for more info about how these roles fit into the LALSS.
Candidate registration and nomination period for the Fall Elections will end Sunday, September 19, 2021.
If you are interested in running for a Year Representative role, the nomination and registration process is as follows:
Using this nomination form, find 7 of your colleagues who are willing to second your nomination (Please note that typed initials and/or signatures are suitable).
Fill-out this registration form and attach your completed nomination form at the bottom before the September 19th deadline.
Key dates are also on our Events Page
Nomination Period will start Wednesday, September 15th 2021at 12:01 am and end Sunday, September 19th 2021 at 11:59 pm.
All Candidates Meeting will be Monday, September 20th 2021 at 8:00 pm (Mandatory)
Campaign Period starts on Tuesday, September 21st 2021 at 12:01 am and ends on Sunday, September 26th 2021 at 11:59 pm.
Polls OPEN Monday, September 27th 2021 AT 12:00 PM and CLOSE Monday, September 27th 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Candidates should read and familiarize themselves with BY-LAW 100: LALSS ELECTIONS PROCEDURE. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to these rules.
The Chief Returning Officers Angela Bala and Thaj Selvanathan are available 7 days a week (and as many hours a day as possible) to fulfill all of your electoral needs. Don't ever hesitate to email them any questions and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org