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Steve Falkingham and family

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Convocation October 2020: LLM Student Steve Falkingham

October 15, 2020 — 
Majoring in Classics at the University of Manitoba may not have led Steve Falkingham directly to a career in corporate and commercial law at a major Winnipeg firm, but it may have been a factor in his dedication to continuing his education. Being a strong advocate for lifelong learning definitely had a role in his decision to return to his law school alma mater to complete a Master's degree in Law, from which he graduates this fall.

Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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UM Law adapts to online campus with Virtual Tour and community-building media

October 8, 2020 — 
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most University of Manitoba buildings closed for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Faculty of Law and the community that would normally gather in Robson Hall, including the Master of Human Rights program and the Centre for Human Rights Research, has turned to alternate means to keep in contact.

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Robson Hall Centre for Research and Graduate Studies

Faculty of Law News

Convocation October 2020: LLM Student Stefanie Goldberg

October 8, 2020 — 
Stefanie Goldberg graduates this fall with a Master's degree in Law from the University of Manitoba, after her experience with articling and practicing law made her come to appreciate and enjoy legal research and writing.

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Manitoba Law Journal Volume 42 Issues 5 and 2

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Manitoba Law Journal Offers Top-Flight Content

October 8, 2020 — 
The Manitoba Law Journal has been very busy lately.  Despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of the Manitoba Law Journal (both Faculty and student editors) have been able to complete Volume 42 of the MLJ.  Volume 43 will be fully available before the end of 2020. Each will consist of 5 issues and more than 40 pieces when released.

Marcia Kran [LLB/80] was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Committee this Fall

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UM Law alumna Marcia V.J. Kran re-elected to UN Human Rights Committee

October 8, 2020 — 
Marcia V. J. Kran [LLB/80] was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Committee this fall, and will continue to provide a Canadian voice in this much-needed venue over the next four years.


Western Law's Suzanne Chiodo was UM Law's first Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of the 2020 season.

Faculty of Law News

COVID and the Courts

October 2, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Law’s annual Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series is forging ahead this year, moving online with virtual talks given by renowned legal scholars. This week, the series kicked off with a talk by Western Law’s Assistant Professor Suzanne Chiodo who spoke on “Six Months in a Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Civil Justice System in Ontario”.

Alumna Diane Roussin

Indigenous News

Living library creates an interactive way to celebrate Indigenous alumni success

September 14, 2020 — 
Learn about the career paths of four Indigenous UM alumni on October 2.

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Dr. Brent Roussin at a desk

Alumni News

Calm in crisis

September 11, 2020 — 
Dr. Brent Roussin on leading Manitoba’s pandemic response

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

David Asper has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law

August 17, 2020 — 
David Asper, Q.C., an outstanding UM alumnus whose legal work, business activities and philanthropy have improved the lives of countless Manitobans and Canadians, has been named Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law effective July 1, 2020.

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Adam Lakusta photo

Faculty of Law News

Winning essay came from the heart – and a deep sense of justice

August 7, 2020 — 
A less-than-perfect mark on a paper doesn't mean you should give up on the idea, second-year law student Adam Lakusta discovered this year. Despite getting a B on his Issues in Law and Bio Ethics class term paper, hearing a talk from a visiting scholar inspired him to revise the paper and submit it anyway to the Canadian Bar Association Intellectual Property Section's annual law student essay competition. His essay won.


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