The Law Students’ Legal Advice Program was established in 1969, when students from the UBC Faculty of Law operated a summer legal advice clinic, Vancouver Inner-City Services.

This clinic eventually expanded to include a small number of clinics operating on a weekly basis during the school year.

In 1978, the program was incorporated as the Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice Society, a non-profit society, to provide free legal advice and representation for those who cannot afford it.

Today, LSLAP has grown into a large organization of over 200 dedicated volunteer student clinicians, staffing over 20 legal clinics across the Lower Mainland on a year-round basis.