We offer about four seminars and training workshops per academic year. Students are matched with practitioner mentors across Canada during the academic year. They are also matched with a faculty mentor and advisor. Our students will further benefit from the AMICUS program, which is open to all UVic first year students.
The BPL Seminar Series offers presentations by leaders in the legal profession and from allied UVic faculties on topics critical to legal education, drawing on critical legal theory, intersectional justice, and law and effectiveness studies, as well as on the rich history of the Black/African experience in Canada. These topics demonstrably shed light on systemic racism, its impact on racialized groups, and pathways for reform.
The BPL Training workshops provide practical skills training on subject-matters critical to professional success, such as proven strategies for achieving success in law school, mental health wellness, business management, financial planning, and best practices for the job market.
Building communities and connections is critical for the wellbeing of Black students on campus. BPL facilitates community by providing a safe space for Black law students to connect with their Faculty mentors and colleagues across UVic once monthly in an informal and lightly catered meeting.
When: Every first Tuesday of the month
Location: Student Lounge, Murray and Anne Fraser Building,
Faculty of Law, University of Victoria