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Legal Research off to a Strong Start in 2018

Robson Hall's faculty contributing to legal scholarship

January 11, 2018 — 

Members of Robson Hall’s faculty are off to a strong start in 2018 with several having their research published and cited in notable places. 


Faculty Research Published in Distinguished International Journal

Assistant Professor Bruce Curran recently had an article published in the Fall, 2017 issue of Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations Quarterly Review published by Université Laval (Bruce Curran, “Event History Analysis of Grievance Arbitration in Ontario:  Labour Justice Delayed?” (2017) 72:4 Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations 621). This internationally distributed scientific journal promotes a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the study of work and employment. Dr. Curran’s research paper examined a random sample of Ontario arbitration awards to examine the extent of delay in the arbitration process. He concluded that delay has become increasingly problematic over the past 20 years, identifying certain legal and other factors that contribute to the problem. His conclusion offered some practical solutions to the problem including the need for both labour and management to understand that delay is a growing problem, and to address it by understanding its negative consequences. By understanding the cause, both parties can take steps to stop it. Much delay is avoidable, he concluded.


Robson Hall Professor Cited by Supreme Court of Canada

Professor Darcy MacPherson’s article, “Emaciating the Statutory Audit: A Comment on Hart Building Supplies Ltd v. Deloitte & Touche” (2005), 41 Can Bus LJ 471 was cited in the Supreme Court of Canada majority judgment for Deloitte & Touche v. Livent Inc (2017) SCC 63 released December 20, 2017. Professor MacPherson’s argument on a particular point is found at paragraph 103 of the judgment, regarding that it would defeat the purpose of statutory audits to shield auditors from liability for failing to recognize and report managerial malfeasance.


Manitoba’s Newest Chartered Mediator a Visiting Scholar and Published Author

Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz [LL.B./1994] has become Manitoba’s newest chartered mediator, joining the 10 other chartered mediators in the province.  Beginning January 2018 she will be a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  Prof. Schulz and Prof. Peter Robson (United Kingdom) have signed a second book contract and their newest book, entitled Ethnicity, Gender & Diversity:  Law & Justice on TV, will be published in 2018. Their last book, A Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV was released in 2016 by Hart Publishing.



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