Acting Dean of Law, David Asper, Q.C., is very interested in people, so when he started to get to know the professors and students who make up the Faculty of Law community housed at Robson Hall, he decided to make a 'podcast' series for the Faculty's Youtube Channel. At the end of his own series, he was invited to interview one of Robson Hall’s illustrious alumni, International Criminal Court Judge Kimberly Prost [LLB/81], who fondly remembered her days as a student at Robson Hall.
The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law team of Janelle Gobin and Anna Siemens, Jessica Humphries and Madison Parker had an extraordinary year, placing third overall. Significantly, this is the first time in over 10 years that the team from Robson Hall has placed in the top four teams of the Gale Cup, which took place virtually, February 26 – 27, 2021.
Law school moot competitions are invaluable experiences for many upper-year law students. They traditionally require students to travel across the country to debate each other face-to-face in moot courtrooms. Problems are designed to hone negotiation, advocacy or appellate skills. Students network, share stories and socialize, exploring other cities and locales together. This year? Everything online and no one travelled anywhere. But at least mooting still happened, and University of Manitoba law students brought all they had to Robson Hall and performed their very best despite the pandemic.