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The cast of the 2019 Lawyers Play is made up of members of Winnipeg's legal community.

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Law alumni, students, contribute to charity in remarkable way

May 16, 2019 — 
When Gail Asper stepped onstage in the role of Donna, an aging hippie whose daughter Sophie is determined to identify her real father through the music of ABBA, the audience roared, whistled and cheered.

Tracy Schmidt (centre) chose her K-12 teacher Jeff Kula and her law professor Lorna Turnbull (on each side) as teachers that most made an impact on her education. Associate Dean (J.D. Program) Bruce Curran joins them on the Faculty of Law's behalf (far right).

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Congratulations to Professor Turnbull

May 15, 2019 — 
This year, graduating law student Tracy Schmidt was selected as the Faculty of Law’s exceptional student, and she chose to recognize Professor Lorna Turnbull as the post-secondary teacher who most inspired her.

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Faculty of Law Hosts Nuclear Roundtable

May 10, 2019 — 
Externship opportunity gives Manitoba students voice in international forum: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that we will never forget.”

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients (l-r) Lindy Norris, Marcia Nozick, Romel Dhalla, Gemma Dalayoan, Dr. Hersh Shefrin

2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence

May 8, 2019 — 
On May 8, 2019, at the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards, five new recipients were welcomed

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Commitment to Community Service Recognized

May 3, 2019 — 
This April, Law Professor Shauna Labman was surprised and pleased to learn that a volunteer group started by some of her students three years ago had been nominated as “Volunteer of Outstanding Merit in the Province of Manitoba” for the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award.

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Having the Time of their Lives

April 12, 2019 — 
Mamma Mia, how do they do it? Right after exams and right about when they begin articling, three busy law students will be taking part in the 2019 Lawyers Play. Casted entirely of members of the Manitoba Bar Association (from judges to lawyers to law students) the annual play is one of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s largest fundraisers, that has occurred every year since 1990 and has since raised over $1,090,000 for the RMTC.

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Faculty of Law celebrates 50 years at Fort Garry Campus

April 3, 2019 — 
Robson Hall is a relative newcomer to the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, having opened its classrooms in 1969

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law was pleased to host the 2019 Laskin Moot Competition. Robson Hall's team of Researcher / Student Coach: Natalie Copps, Tamara Edkins, Andrew Clark, Jason Winter, and Alex Krush with Coach Denis Guénette (centre), won the "Spirit of the Laskin" award.

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They Came, They Saw, They Mooted: Robson Hall Moot Competition Report 2019

March 29, 2019 — 
The dust on the moot courtroom battlefield has settled, and Robson Hall students have returned from representing Manitoba all over Canada

Robson Hall’s Bastarache Moot team members Sarah Khalil, Dillon Acheson, Danelle Rougeau-Suchy, Liam Valgardson, and team coach Richard Goulet were treated to a private visit to the Supreme Court of Canada by the Court’s Registrar, Roger Bilodeau.

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Robson Hall Students Represent Manitoba in Inaugural French Language Moot

March 29, 2019 — 
In late October 2018, Robson Hall was invited to send a team to the inaugural Bastarache moot to be held in Ottawa. Last weekend, March 22nd to 24th, four students from our Faculty represented the University of Manitoba with élan.

Justice Rothstein and law students

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Supreme Court Justice Rothstein shares experiences with law class

March 25, 2019 — 
On Wednesday, March 13th, former Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein came to speak to our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms seminar class. It is a small class with less than 15 students which provided a very intimate and comfortable atmosphere and provided ample opportunity for students to ask questions. The focus of the class is to discuss the purpose, effect, and use of the Charter since its adoption. The opportunity to have a former Supreme Court justice come and speak of his experience was an immense privilege.

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