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Faculty of Law Year in Review 2023

Clinical Learning and Reconciliation saw major development

December 22, 2023 — 

The year 2023 has gone by in a flash with many new developments taking place at the Faculty of Law. One primary areas of development was expansion of our clinical offerings for students to get hands-on experiential learning in areas of practice including business, criminal, family, civil and administrative law. Next, the office of the Director of Indigenous Legal Learning and Services did tremendous work to move forward with Indigenizing the Juris Doctor curriculum and building connections between the law school and the community with respect to Reconciliation and legal issues. Finally, the expanding Access to Justice in French concentration yielded exceptional results of the program’s efforts to train lawyers in French, by a highly successful moot season in 2023. Collected here are just a few of the top stories highlighting the Faculty of Law’s journey over the past 12 months.


Faculty of Law introduces “Jurists of Robson Hall”: Recognizing the hard work of Practicing Professional instructors

Faculty of Law celebrates exceptional alumni with new award series


Faculty of Law thankful for Desautels legacy of Private Enterprise and the Law

Conference shines spotlight on 2SLGBTQ+ legal perspectives

Faculty of Law proud to host Canadian Division of Jessup International Moot

Unprecedented support from Law Foundation boosts critical Law Faculty programming


Moot Report 2023: Capturing the Spirit of the Laskin

Black Law Students Association invites undergrads to “see yourself here” at Robson Hall

Creating a legacy for future generations: Philanthropists Jim and Sandra Pitblado

Moot Report 2023: Top-ranking Manitoba Bastarache team makes impact in French language moot

A Brilliant Friend: The Legacy of Butch Nepon

Dr. Nathan Derejko and the Attack of the Peacekeepers


Director of Access to Justice and Community Engagement arrives at Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: More than words, Kawaskimhon offers real-world practice of collaborative principles

Manitoba Law Students’ Association and Faculty of Law sign agreement for critical change


New teaching staff welcomed to Faculty of Law

University of Manitoba law students head to The Hague for Inter-University Law Debate Tournament Finals


Faculty of Law launches legal research magazine

Two UM Faculty of Law professors appointed to judiciary

Faculty of Law Rights Clinic update: New team members and partnerships


Legal Super-Heroes


Law space reimagined transforming legal learning

Court Clerks from Manitoba wanted


What action on Indigenous law could mean for everyone

Getting Oriented in French


Law student advocates for Truth and Reconciliation 365 days a year

Master’s program introduces Winnipeg Human Rights Tour

Faculty of Law co-hosts Economic Reconciliation event

New clinical counsel at Faculty of Law to support international human rights initiative

Investment and return


Faculty of Law launches new Manitoba legal clinic for the arts

Faculty of Law and Asper School of Business launch concurrent JD/MBA at the University of Manitoba

Access to Justice begins with understanding

New Faculty of Law instructor to develop program for internationally trained lawyers

National Family Law Negotiation Competition finds permanent home at UM Law, Osgoode Hall


Passing the Torch

Wendy Whitecloud Bursary in Law a step towards Reconciliation

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