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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.

Law Students and Faculty share hidden talents for a good cause

Annual student-organized coffee house brings law faculty community together

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. Hosted by witty third-year students Davis Hirsch and Kosta Vartsakis, the coffee house featured wonderful performances by Jason Winter & Alicia Dueck-Read, and Zach Dallman. Professor Virginia Torrie regaled the audience with another episode of “Torrie’s Stories” and a professors’ band dubbed “The B-tles” materialized under the leadership of Professor Bruce Curran to perform a ‘revised’ version of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” (“Get a B”). Professors Adriane Porcin and Krish Maharaj joined Curran on lead vocals, while simultaneously playing the ukulele and maracas, respectively. Professor Richard Jochelson (guitar) and Robson Hall Communications Officer Christine Mazur (violin) brought the musical talent to the group, “if only to minimize the amount of grave-spinning by the song’s original composers” Curran was heard to remark.

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