2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, a document from which the concept of the rule of law is, in part, thought to originate. King John sealed the document in a meadow called Runnymede by the Thames River, about 30 km west of central London. In 2016, we founded the Runnymede Society as a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and classical liberalism.
Through on-campus debates and discussion, we ensure that free speech and intellectual diversity remain an active part of Canadian law school life. We provide outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual enrichment, networking, and professional development, including by providing members opportunities to meet professors, practitioners, and judges supportive of our mission.