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Music, For Art’s Sake


On Thursday, October 3rd the Students’ Law Society will be hosting a fundraising Pub Night at Sneaky Dee’s with one of our beloved legal clinics, Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS). The event will feature live music from U of T Law’s very own Bora’s Band (2Ls Avi Bourassa, Dylan Cox, and Joe McGrade), Gavin Slate, Dream Jefferson, and will also debut the DJ set of WITCHCRAFT (2Ls Alannah Fotheringham and Elizabeth Kagedan). Tickets are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch hour outside of the reading room in Birge-Carnegie starting Monday, September 23rd – so come and get ‘em!

The proceeds from the event will go towards ALAS’ operational costs and, more generally, support the clinic’s continued survival. ALAS recently lost its funding from Legal Aid and will be using this fundraising concert as a stopgap funding measure to keep the clinic operational, while alternative long-term funding arrangements are made.

ALAS provides free summary legal advice to artists of all disciplines and is one of the few opportunities that U of T Law students have to gain exposure to entertainment law. Operated solely by duty counsel lawyers and volunteer law students, ALAS offers volunteers an exceptional opportunity to observe counsel’s interactions with local musicians, visual artists, photographers, writers, actors and filmmakers on arts-related legal issues and disputes.

The clinic offers a unique service to both local artists and U of T Law students, but it needs your help to remain operational. Come out to Sneaky Dee’s on October 3rd for an evening of music in support of ALAS and our creative community! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, please see our Facebook event page: ForArtsSake.fbfind.me

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