Sport & Social

Law Guy/Law Girl: LSA 1L Reps

sportandsocial

1L Rep Guy: David Foster

david

Why did you join the LSA?

During my undergraduate years at the University of Victoria, I served in a number of student leadership roles which involved advocating for students’ interests. As a student with a disability, I have found that university policies do not always take our needs into account. I was successful in improving a number of policies at UVic and have continued this work here at U of A. As well as assisting in the LSA’s important mission of providing events and services for law students, I would like to focus some of our advocacy efforts on ensuring the law school and its policies are inclusive and welcoming for students with disabilities, and conscious of the rights and needs of all students.

Favourite part of campaigning?

I enjoy public speaking and, as most students can attest, I did a lot of it. And, of course, it is great to randomly meet someone who has decided to vote for you!

LSA event you most look forward to?

I am definitely looking forward to the Carbolic Smoke Ball in February; it will be a rare opportunity to wear my tailcoat! I’m also excited about performing in Law Show for the first time.

What upper year executive position appeals to you most and why?

If I decide to run for an upper year LSA position in the future, it will likely be VP External or VP Academic because of my interest in advocacy. One long-term goal I would like to pursue is providing more flexibility to students by offering some law courses in the summer.

Favourite Scott Meyer-ism?

Scott’s advice to 1Ls: “Don’t listen to Scott Meyer.”

Lucy for official LSA Mascot, yay or nay? And why?

This question gave me paws but, in a dog-eat-dog world, the LSA would have a ruff time without her. As the Supreme Court of Canada observed in their unanimous decision of Subwoofer Enterprises Inc v Canada (Regulatory Watchdog), “Cave canem!”

 

1L Rep Girl: Draya DeKlerk

Why did you join the LSA?

I joined the LSA because I was really impressed with the scope of involvement the LSA has in the day-to-day of the law school. It wasn’t just about the events that the LSA plans, but the holistic manner in which the LSA addresses the student population. Weekly parties, events for students with children, funding clubs and scholarships… I wanted to be a part of the thing that makes law school more fun and less stressful.

Favourite part of campaigning?

When people from school that I hadn’t met yet would come and introduce themselves because they saw my poster or heard my speech. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet new people.

LSA event you most look forward to?

I’m in the middle of planning an LSA endorsed blood drive right now. I’m very excited to get the details finalized and roll it out to students. If you’re reading this, you should definitely donate. Insert shameless plug here.

What upper year executive position appeals to you most and why?

I’d like to run for VP Services next year. I’m ambitious, hardworking, and love a challenge. Plus, I want power over the locker assignments next year. Mwahahaha.

Favourite Scott Meyer-ism?

I don’t know Scott that well yet, but I could bust a gut every time I hear that gigantic man say, “Oh, bless your heart” or “aren’t you a dear?” I’m not sure that my little 4’11” grandma even said things like that.

Lucy for official LSA Mascot, yay or nay? And why?

Heck yes! Have you seen that dog? Lucy is a fixture in the LSA office; she’s earned mascot status in my books already.