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L-R: Richard Jochelson, Christine Mazur, Adriane Porcin, Bruce Curran, and Krish Maharaj encourage law students to "Get a B" in a humorous performance at the Law Faculty Coffee House.

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Law Students and Faculty share hidden talents for a good cause

March 15, 2018 — 
Each year, the Manitoba Law Student’s Association (MLSA) Social Committee organizes a fun “Coffee House” and invites Law Students and Faculty to come show off their talents. Donations are collected at the door and proceeds go to a charity determined by the MLSA’s Community Outreach Committee. This year, held on March 4th, the Coffee House raised approximately $300.00 for the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Jean Teillet found family documents revealed startling information about Métis law and governance, while researching her forthcoming popular history of the Métis people.

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Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Jean Teillet, “Writing the History of Riel’s People”

March 15, 2018 — 
Jean Teillet, Indigenous Rights lawyer and great grand-niece of Louis Riel, spoke to a standing-room-only lecture theatre about the process of writing a popular history of the Métis Nation of the North-West on March 6, 2018.

Jan Lederman: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Service to the University of Manitoba

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Jan Lederman: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Service to the University of Manitoba

March 14, 2018 — 
Renowned corporate lawyer Jan Lederman [BA/74, LLB/77] is a champion for innovation

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Robson Hall's Negotiation Competition 2018 team (l - r): Bruce Curran (Coach), Alexander Favreau, Erin Evans (Back), Tanci Smart-Carvalho (Front), Kaitlan Buchko, Steven Meltzer (Coach)

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Robson Hall Teams Shine at Second Annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition

March 9, 2018 — 
Over March 2nd and 3rd, two Robson Hall teams put in extremely strong performances at the second annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC).  Against an talented field of the best law student negotiators from across Canada, the team of Kaitlan Buchko and Tanci Smart-Carvalho placed second, and the pair of Erin Evans and Alex Favreau placed sixth.  Steven Meltzer, a lawyer with Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger Lawyers, and I travelled with the teams to the University of Saskatchewan, to act as their coaches there.  We witnessed first-hand the stellar jobs they did.

Wura Dasylva flies high above Saskatchewan, her new home since graduating with an LL.M. from Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

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A passion for speaking out; a passion for the law

March 8, 2018 — 
The Manitoba Bar Association’s Legal Research section recently co-hosted a panel discussion with Robson Hall Faculty of Law’s Career Development Office to inform students of the value of undertaking a Master of Laws degree. Wuraola (Wura) Dasylva [LL.M./’17] would have been a poster child for this event if she weren’t busy working as an Articling Student at the law firm of Miller Thomson in Regina, SK.


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Law professor does marathon of interviews to help Canadians understand Cormier verdict

March 5, 2018 — 
'If you are counting on the Canadian Justice System to provide closure and peace, you are quite likely to be disappointed'

Senator Murray Sinclair being presented with the CBA 2018 President's Award by Kerry Simmons

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Senator Murray Sinclair receives the 2018 CBA President’s Award

February 28, 2018 — 
The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to announce that Senator Murray Sinclair [LL.B./'79] is the recipient of its 2018 President’s Award

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law students bring home MacIntyre Cup – again

February 23, 2018 — 
The time-honoured tradition of moot court competitions happens throughout much of the university school year beginning in early winter with internal competitions, but the season comes to a head nationally in February with teams from schools across Canada facing off to argue various subjects. Manitoba has started the season off with strong representation in the first of many upcoming moots.

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Kids Shine in the First Annual CanU Moot

February 23, 2018 — 
Since 2016, over 300 kids from schools across Winnipeg have attended Robson Hall with hopes of learning what law school is like. While at Robson Hall these kids have learned about the importance of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how to identify when their rights and freedoms are violated, and how to fight for those rights when they are unjustifiably taken away.

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Fighting Cyber Crime with Research

February 23, 2018 — 
Dr. Annappa is an Associate Professor at the National Law School of India University at Bangalore and Chief Coordinator of the Advanced Centre on Research, Development and Training in Cyber Law and Forensics. She was a Visiting Scholar with the CHRR for the month of February, 2018, while conducting research in Canada for her work regarding cyber laws for the online protection of children.

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