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Time Capsule Memories Preserved

November 12, 2019 — 
On September 18th, 2019, almost 50 years to the day after Robson Hall, the Faculty of Law building on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus was officially opened, nearly 150 alumni, faculty members, students and staff gathered to mark the occasion.

Strikers try to overturn a streetcar in 1919 in the Winnipeg General Strike in front of the old city hall building on Main Street. // L.B. Foote collection/Archives of Manitoba

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Manitoba Law School co-founder ‘A labour jurist ahead of his time’

November 12, 2019 — 
One hundred years ago, H.A. Robson tabled the 1919 General Strike Royal Commission Report, making recommendations to improve conditions for workers

Michigan State Justices Megan and Michael Cavanagh visited Robson Hall this fall.

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Guest speaker round-up

November 12, 2019 — 
Students and faculty members have been keeping the Robson Hall Community busy this fall with an exciting roster of special guest speakers.

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Robson Crim Group Researchers to Launch Book: Privacy in Peril

November 8, 2019 — 
Professor Richard Jochelson and Assistant Professor David Ireland will be launching their new book, Privacy in Peril: Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections on Wed. Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park, in the Atrium. 

Dr. Virginia Torrie gave a lecture on Reinventing Bankruptcy Law last week in Singapore

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Reinventing Bankruptcy Law Goes Global: Dr. Torrie in Singapore

November 8, 2019 — 
Dr. Virginia Torrie, Assistant Professor at Robson Hall, is still jet-lagged from her recent visit to Singapore, where she was invited as an Academic Visitor to the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. There, she gave a lecture on her book Reinventing Bankruptcy Law, forthcoming next summer from the University of Toronto Press.

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Solomon Greenberg Trial Moot Kicks off 2019 Moot Season

November 5, 2019 — 
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Solomon Greenberg Moot, which took place on November 2, 2019 at the Manitoba Law Courts Building. Winner: Keith McCullogh Runner-up: Alyssa Cloutier McCullogh and Cloutier will compete at the Western Canada Trial Moot (MacIntyre Cup) in February, 2020.

Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada engaged with University of Manitoba Law Student this fall during the Court's historic visit to Winnipeg. Left to Right: Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of Law; the Hon. Richard J.F. Chartier, Chief Justice, Manitoba Court of Appeal; the Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella; the Right Hon.Richard Wagner, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada; the Hon. Clément Gascon

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Supreme Court Visit Highlight of Law Faculty’s Fall Term

November 5, 2019 — 
Setting precedents in more than case law, the Supreme Court of Canada held its first hearings outside of Ottawa for the first time in its history this fall, as part of ongoing efforts to make the court more open and accessible.

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Law Conference Investigates Evidentiary Thresholds

October 31, 2019 — 
It was daunting, but they did it: Congratulations to Faculty Members, Staff and Student Volunteers who made last Saturday's marathon conference run without a hitch, in particular, the instigators, Professor Richard Jochelson and Assistant Professor David Ireland.

This image shows Grace and Evelyn's books lying on hand-made gifts they made to raise money for LRA escapees.

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Justice for Girls Abducted in War

October 25, 2019 — 
War crimes trials and apologies are often the focus after atrocities. But for women who have escaped conjugal slavery, justice means addressing their immediate needs, Grace Acan told about 50 students and professors at Robson Hall on Oct. 24.

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Fourteenth Annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition a Success

October 18, 2019 — 
Sixteen teams of Robson Hall students competed in the thirteenth annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition on the evening of October 17th, 2019. These third-year students were selected for having excelled in the Legal Negotiation course they took in their second year of law school

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