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Welcome (back) to Osgoode!

The long weekend has come and gone, and somehow classes have already begun! As hard as it is to dust of the books and return to the land of 8:30am classes, we are excited to see the halls of Osgoode filled with so many people again – and L&L is here to ease the transition!


The Legal & Literary Society (or L&L for short) is your primary student government at Osgoode. We deal in all things community, clubs, student services, and fun! We work with Student Caucus—which takes care of academic and advocacy issues—to make sure your experience at Osgoode is as positive as possible.


Your legal education happens in many ways—and many of them occur outside of the classroom. Our goal is give you as many opportunities as possible to engage in the legal community and the Osgoode community.


We hope that you will get involved in L&L this year; whether by taking advantage of our services, coming to the JCR on Tuesday’s for a drink, joining a club, or running for an executive position.


If you are looking for a way to get involved, consider trying out some of these:



Osgoode has more than 50 student-run clubs for you to get involved in! If you don’t see a club that interests you, or there is a club that you want to start, let us know.


Check out legalandlit.ca for a list of clubs and contact information.



Law school is hard enough; there is no need to reinvent the wheel each year. So we have put together some resources to make it easier for you. Check out our used book exchange page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/184164014989130/) or access our summary database (http://www.legalandlit.ca/student-summaries/). Remember, the 1L summary database is open access to all 1Ls! However, if you want an upper year summary the page is password protected. You need to submit a 1L summary to L&L to get access to the page.



L&L provides a number of services as well, including designing and selling Osgoode clothing (you can buy it in the MDC), and making a yearbook. We also coordinate your student health plan with York University. One of the new(er) things you should know about the health plan is that it is opt-OUT. If you would like to opt out of the health plan this year you can contact healthplan@yfs.ca (and you will need to show comparable insurance coverage elsewhere).



And last, but certainly not least, we plan a ton of events! These include all of your Osgoode formals, JCR Bar nights every Tuesday, and Pub Nights every Thursday. We will send out an email each week with the pub night location, or you can find the information on the Pub Night Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/150651345045174/).

We hope to see you at some (or all) of them!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns this year please let us know. You can come by the L&L office (Rm 0014E), email us, or stop us in the halls – one of us is almost always loitering in Gowlings Hall!


On behalf of L&L, welcome (back) to Osgoode.


Heather Fisher 

Legal & Literary Society President