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Activist Joan Jack was the first guest speaker in law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz's new course Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which is open to the public.

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Law Professor opens classroom to everyone

January 16, 2019 — 
Activist, Educator and Lawyer, Joan Jack [BEd/82 UM, LLB/91 UBC], was the first guest lecture of the term to Dr. Bryan Schwartz’s inaugural class on Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law. The classroom, open to the public, filled with second and third-year law students, community members and friends of Jack to hear Jack’s talk, titled, “WE ARE ALL HERE TO STAY”: Indigenous and Common Law Legal Conflicts.

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Members of Begade Shutagot’ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, have their story documented by Native Studies professor Peter Kulchyski in his book, A Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice. The Begade Shutagot’ine are the continued owners of the land and Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shutagot’ine people’s two-decade struggle for land rights, which have been ignored by federal and territorial authorities.

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Top 5 2018 University of Manitoba Press Books

December 17, 2018 — 
U of M Press picks some of its favourite titles from 2018, and you have a chance to win one of them

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Students in the Immigration and Citizenship Law course, Amy Kam Ching Ng (2L) and Ihsan Daldaban (LLM), present their research back to the community that provided the topics. Photo by Shauna Labman.

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Law students take coursework to community

December 7, 2018 — 
Rather than standard presentations in the classroom, students in Professor Shauna Labman’s Immigration and Citizenship Law course brought their research to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples forum comes to Faculty of Law

December 6, 2018 — 
A decade after the United Nations adopted its innovative Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, scholars, policy makers and advocates will gather at the U of M to share research on how the declaration is being put into practice around the world.

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Robson Hall Professor named Editor-in-Chief of top financial law journal

November 30, 2018 — 
Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Torrie in her new role as Editor-in-Chief of the Banking & Finance Law Review.

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Robson Hall Hockey Arbitration Teams Advance to Round of 16

November 23, 2018 — 
On November 10th to 11th, two teams representing Robson Hall competed in the “2018 Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada” in Toronto. 

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Opinion: Francophones need political support

November 21, 2018 — 
For members of French-speaking minority communities across Canada, the picture could not have been more ominous.

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U of M Law Alumni Among Future 40 Finalists

November 21, 2018 — 
Robson Hall alumni Kobra Rahimi [JD/17] and Dayna Steinfeld [JD/12] were named among CBC Manitoba's 2018 Future 40 Finalists this week.

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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.

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