Legal resources

Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)

The LSLAP is a non-profit run by law students at UBC’s Allard School of Law. It provides free legal advice to low-income earners in the Lower Mainland. LSLAP provides advice on a range of legal matters, including summary criminal offences, small claims and residential tenancy. Representation and document drafting is offered on a case-by-case basis on select issues.

AMS Advocacy

The AMS Advocacy Office provides confidential assistance to students engaged in disputes with UBC. Formal conflicts typically involve academic and non-academic misconduct investigations, as well as academic standing and housing appeals. The Advocacy Office also provides advice on informal matters such as how to approach an instructor or behave in a high-stakes meeting.

UBC Ombudsperson for students

The UBC Ombuds Office is an independent and confidential resource for students, jointly funded by the student unions and UBC. Ombuds helps students identify relevant UBC policies, explain possible options and provide appropriate referrals across campus. Where appropriate, the Ombuds Office can facilitate discussion and use informal channels to seek resolution.

Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO)

The Equity & Inclusion Office is a UBC unit that aims to “advance equity and human rights at UBC by promoting diversity, eliminating discrimination and engaging the community in dialogue and action.” The EIO primarily advises students on human rights complaints and helps facilitate interpersonal conflicts. Additionally, the EIO provides training and education on a variety of equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

AMS Ombudsperson

The AMS Ombuds Office provides conflict resolution services for clubs and services related to the AMS. While the Ombuds Office was initially created to receive and investigate complaints about the AMS, the office additionally serves as a resource to help clubs facilitate and resolve internal conflicts. Conflicts outside of the AMS but still related to the university should be directed to the UBC Ombuds Office.

Student Legal Fund Society (SLFS)

The SLFS is a non-profit organization run by elect- ed students to support litigation, advocacy and lobbying for improved access to education at UBC. SLFS provides funding for cases that set broad precedent and are of concern to UBC students. Throughout the year, SLFS runs relevant student workshops on residential tenancy rights and civil rights in a protest context.

Some resources are offering online services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check individual websites to confirm.