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Homecoming Throwback: Law class of 1998

September 24, 2018 — 
In honour of their twentieth graduation anniversary, UM Today tracked down two members of the stalwart group to reminisce about influential historic events, the early days of classroom tech, and the upside of 100 per cent finals

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Students from the Law Faculty course, Children Youth and the Law, along with guest speaker, Mary Anne Clarke, a PhD student from Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Law Students learn about, promote significance of Orange Shirt Day

September 19, 2018 — 
Orange Shirt Day grew out of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event

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Nuclear power plant near trees

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Faculty of Law co-hosts International Nuclear Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Conference

September 12, 2018 — 
For the second year in a row, the Faculty of Law is co-hosting a conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation on Thursday and Friday, September 20 – 21, 2018 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

First Year Law Students help erect a tipi in view of Robson Hall as they learn about Indigenous traditions during Orientation Week.

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Integrity, Professionalism, Collegiality, is Law Faculty’s Welcome Message for First-Year Law Students

September 7, 2018 — 
When the Manitoba Law School became the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law in 1914, Federal Government laws and policies prohibited Indigenous people in Canada from practicing their spiritual and cultural traditions. One-hundred and four years later, first-year law students spent their Orientation week at Robson Hall learning the Seven Sacred Teachings from a Metis Elder, smudging with sage, sharing in a Water Ceremony, learning facts about Indian Residential Schools from Truth and Reconciliation Commission staff, and helping to set up a tipi painted by members of the law student body on the grounds of the University of Manitoba campus.

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Law Faculty-provided Bar Association membership makes “great difference” to law students

August 31, 2018 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law paid for Manitoba Bar Association memberships for all of its registered students starting in the fall of 2017

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Chief Justice Robson Biography Project – Invitation to Professors, Practitioners and Students to Contribute

August 31, 2018 — 
The MLJ welcomes submissions from professors, practitioners and students on any subject relating to Hugh Amos Robson’s life, career and judicial decisions

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Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, U of M's Dean of Law, was a visiting scholar this August at Adelaide Law School in Australia.

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U of M Dean of Law plays major role at 2018 International Law Association Conference

August 31, 2018 — 
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch played a number of roles at the International Law Association’s (ILA) 78th Biennial conference in Sydney, Australia from August 19 to 24, 2018

Myles Davis [J.D./18] won second place in the Insolvency Institute of Canada's annual Writing Awards Program

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Law Student first Manitoban to win Insolvency Law research prize

August 31, 2018 — 
This summer, Myles Davis, [J.D./18] became the first University of Manitoba law student to win one of the prizes offered in the annual Insolvency Institute of Canada's (IIC) Law Student Writing Awards Program.

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Law Society foresight negates impact of Bill C-75 on law student practice in criminal matters in Manitoba

August 24, 2018 — 
In the wake of proposed changes to sections of the Criminal Code of Canada contained in Bill C-75 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts), CBC News reported July 31 in the article ‘It’s problematic,’ Bill C-75 to leave low-income people without access to legal help, that law students in Ontario would no longer be able to help clients in need of representation, while gaining valuable hands-on training. As a result of such reports, law students in Manitoba likewise became concerned. Legal Aid lawyer, award-winning sessional instructor and University Law Clinic director Mike Walker offered a clear explanation as to why Bill C-75 will not have any impact on law student practice in criminal matters in Manitoba.

The Hon. Roland Penner, C.M., Q.C. [B.A./49, LL.B./61] was a professor at the Faculty of Law from 1972 to 2009, serving as Dean from 1989 - 1994. After retiring, he remained a Senior Scholar at Robson Hall until his passing on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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A Life Well Lived: Family, friends, colleagues bid farewell to Roland Penner

August 24, 2018 — 
Of all the things he was in life, be it soldier, lawyer, activist, politician, or professor, Roland Penner, C.M., O.M., Q.C. [B.A./49, LL.B./61] was a Dad who loved his family very much, and a friend and humanist who cared very deeply about the rights and well-being of other people. This message was clear as family, friends and dignitaries each shared stories illustrating Penner's legacy with a gathering of over 200 community members at his Celebration of Life held Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre.

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