A Legal Forum for Intellectual Diversity

The Runnymede Society is a membership-based organization that invites speakers from all across the ideological spectrum to debate legal ideas that engage the rule of law, constitutionalism, and individual liberty. The goal is to focus on these age-old principles in the context of real issues that are not often explored in the law school classrooms.

David Livingstone: The Constitutionalism of Thomas D’Arcy McGee

In this special episode of Runnymede Radio, our Thompson Rivers University chapter president Trevor Ballantyne sits down with Professor David Livingstone, the chair of Vancouver Island University’s Liberal Studies Department for a discussion of civic nationalism in Canada and the constitutionalism of Thomas D’Arcy McGee.

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Preston Jordan Lim: The Originalism of F.R. Scott

In this episode of Runnymede Radio, our National Director Kristopher Kinsinger sits down with Preston Jordan Lim, an assistant professor at the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University. Professor Lim discusses his forthcoming article in the Dicey Law Review on the originalism of F.R. Scott.

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Law & Freedom 2023: International Law and Canadian Courts

This episode of Runnymede Radio is our encore presentation of panels from our Law & Freedom 2023 conference. This panel, on international law in Canadian courts,  features Prof. Dwight Newman, lawyer James Yap, graduate student Kerry Sun, and was moderated by Gerard Kennedy.

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Why join?


We provide funding for debates, symposia, and panel discussions with external speakers and refreshments. We are able to assist with reaching out to speakers and fund out-of-town speaker travel expenses.


We host regular networking events with local members of the legal profession, academics, journalists, and other students.


We aim to connect first-year students with upper-years who can provide mentorship and academic guidance, as well as course summaries.

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