Runnymede Society

Named after the meadow where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, the Runnymede Society is a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the fundamental principles of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and liberty. It seeks to foster intellectual diversity, rigour, and dialogue through open and balanced debate in law schools across Canada. Runnymede aims to provide outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual enrichment, networking, and professional development.

Contact information

For more information, please contact your U of T chapter leaders at or visit

Update For 2020

Due to some restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Runnymede Society will be operating differently in 2020. Events in the fall semester will be held remotely. Event details will still be posted on our Facebook page and sent out to our mailing list when they become available.

How to Get Involved

Getting involved with Runnymede Society is easy and no commitment is required. All it takes to get involved are two simple steps. 

Step 1: Join the Mailing List

Fill out this form to join our mailing list and receive updates about the club’s activities. We will send out details of our first social event to this mailing list as soon as they become available. The mailing list is the best way to stay up to date with the events the club is planning.

Step 2: Come to our Fall Social Event

The best way to get to know Runnymede is by talking to other Runnymeders at our first event of the year: an informal social which will occur in mid-September (exact date TBD). Everyone is welcome to have a drink, get to know one another and learn more about the club and its activities.

Like Us on Facebook

Like our Facebook Page to stay up to date with Runnymede. We’ll post all our current events details there.