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Law Student receives prestigious Indigenous Bar Association Award

November 9, 2018 — 
Congratulations to Danielle Morrison (3L) upon being presented with an Indigenous Bar Association Law Student Scholarship for "academic merit, community involvement and the pursuit of Indigenous legal reform." Morrison was presented with the award at the 30th Annual IBA Fall Conference in Saskatoon. 

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Solomon Greenberg Trial Moot Launches Law Faculty Moot Season

November 9, 2018 — 
The Solomon Greenberg Trial Moot Competition has a long and illustrious tradition at Robson Hall. Over its 50 year history, winners have included students who have gone on to become Court of Queen’s Bench Judges, Ministers of Justice and even a former Robson Hall Dean of Law, the current Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Harvey Sector.

The Pitblado Lectures are organized annually by the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba

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Pitblado Lectures: Dedicated to furthering legal education in Manitoba

November 9, 2018 — 
Since 1960, the Manitoba legal profession has had the benefit of the annual Isaac Pitblado Lectures, established in honour of the late distinguished Manitoba lawyer, Isaac Pitblado. This remarkable man actively practiced law for 74 years. This year's lectures proved to be a testament to the strong relationship between the Manitoba Bar Association (MBA), the Law Society, and Manitoba's Law School.

Robson Hall alumna Meghan Campbell [LLB/08] (far left) stands with University of Oxford colleagues (from left) Tom Lowenthal (Managing Editor, Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH), DPhil Candidate Oxford University); Sandy Fredman (Director, OxHRH and Rhodes Professor of the Laws of British Commonwealth and the US); Helen Taylor (Research Director, OxHRH, DPhil Candidate Oxford University); Kira Allmann (Communications Director, OxHRH and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University)

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Human Rights scholar brings lessons learned at Robson Hall to Oxford and beyond

November 8, 2018 — 
Meghan Campbell [LLB/08] is not afraid to admit that the high-school curriculum courtroom classic, To Kill a Mockingbird did not inspire her legal career. Rather, a summer of watching Law & Order set her on that path. Inspired by the seeming glamour of the job of District Attorney, the determined high school grad was accepted into Robson Hall with two undergraduate years of Classics studies under her belt. She never imagined her actual legal career would be far more exciting.

Frank Baragar (left) with his brothers Frederick [BA/1914] and Charles [BA/1910, MD/1914] in 1918. All three brothers enlisted and survived the First World War.

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‘Won’t peace be wonderful?’: saluting our WWI alumni

November 6, 2018 — 
Reflecting on some of our alumni who served in the First World War and lived to become influential Manitobans

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Master of Human Rights: First-of-its-kind degree in Canada

November 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the first Master of Human Rights (MHR) graduate degree program to be offered in Canada

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The Manitoba Law Journal's newest Criminal Law Editions are now available.

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Building a Criminal Law Research Community in Canada

October 26, 2018 — 
Since launching the first criminal law-focused special edition of the Manitoba Law Journal in the fall of 2017, the criminal law research cluster at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba – known as “Robson Crim” – has published over 30 refereed articles, partnered with nearly 40 academic peer collaborators, and become a hub for national Criminal Law research.

L - R: Runner-up team Chandra Oliver and Melanie Labossiere; Wes Burrows, Partner and Chair, Articling Student Recruitment Committee, Fillmore Riley LLP; and first-place team, Zachary Rodgers and Paolo Aquila.

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Thirteenth Annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition a Success

October 19, 2018 — 
Sixteen teams of Robson Hall students competed in the thirteenth annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition on the evening of October 18th, 2018.  These third-year students were selected for having excelled in the Legal Negotiation course they took in their second year of law school.  The main purpose of the competition is to develop superb negotiating skills in Robson Hall graduates. All legal training and professional expertise is directed toward one key objective—solving a client’s problems. Negotiation is the primary tool for accomplishing precisely that.

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Teaching the law and protecting the environment as a Master of Laws graduate

October 17, 2018 — 
Graduating with an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree, Heather Fast has developed an interest in teaching.

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The Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony was held at Robson Hall on Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018. L-R: Dr. Robert Falcon Ouellette, M.P., Dr. Adbo El Tassi, Dr. K. Dakshinamurti, President, Gandhi Centre, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Mr. Terry Duguid, M.P., Dr. Pawan Singal.

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Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 2018 Ceremony at Robson Hall

October 12, 2018 — 
Where once a man was silenced for speaking up for the rights of Indigenous children in Canada, this week, a woman was celebrated for doing the same. Child Welfare activist Dr. Cindy Blackstock received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award of 2018 on Thurs. Oct. 11 at a ceremony held at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, for her work advocating for equal access to public services for Indigenous children.

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