Student Life

Schulich Law is a close knit, collegial community of faculty, staff and students. Students have many opportunities to contribute to life at the law school and in the broader community by getting involved in one of our many student societies.

Law Students' Society

All law students are members of the Law Students' Society (LSS) which appoints representatives to faculty committees, arranges for speakers to visit the school, and organizes social events and programs. It also oversees publication of a law students' newspaper, The Weldon TimesThe Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, and the annual yearbook.

Student Societies

Student life at the Schulich School of Law is enriched through the activities and initiatives of our student societies. Students are encouraged to join existing groups or form their own new society. 

Pro Bono Dalhousie @ Schulich Law

Pro Bono Dalhousie @Schulich Law offers students volunteer opportunities that develop their lawyering skills by working with supervising lawyers on projects that connect with and serve our local community.

Upper Year Buddies 

The Upper Year Buddy Program (UYB) is great source of support for incoming students. Upper year students (2L or 3L) are matched with a 1L or multiple 1L students to provide guidance, advice, and support. The UYB connects with students on a personal level and also refers individuals to resources based on their needs. 


Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness works to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, including those of the Rainbow community.

Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) helps create a sense of belonging to support your success while at Dalhousie. Our Indigenous Student Advisor provides support and advocacy for all of Dalhousie’s Indigenous students. We welcome you to make use of our personal, educational, and career resources to enhance your university experience.

Black Student Advising Centre 

The Black Student Advising Centre supports all black students of African descent in pursuit of post-secondary education at Dalhousie and the University of King's College.

Sober Support 

This program represents a safe space for discussion about substance abuse, harm reduction and addiction both during and outside Law school events. Members are expected to remain sober at events and to ensure the safety, enjoyment, and community within the Schulich Law community.