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An Evening for Law Students to Remember: An Evening with Women Judges

March 18, 2020 — 
On March 9th, 2020, Robson Hall welcomed four Manitoba judges for “An Evening with Women Judges.” Female law students in their second and third years attended dinner with the esteemed panel and had the opportunity to speak with each of the judges about their unique career paths and experiences.

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Always a true friend: A colleague remembers Art Braid, C.M., Q.C.

March 10, 2020 — 
The following notes are from A Eulogy for Art Braid given by Dr. Bryan Schwartz, St. John’s Cathedral in Winnipeg, March 6, 2020.

Professor Art Braid, C.M., Q.C. (front) at the 2019 Law Faculty Homecoming with Robson Hall's current and former deans L-R: Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Trevor Anderson, Jack London C.M., Q.C., and Harvey Secter

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Faculty of Law mourns late professor and Dean, Art Braid, C.M., Q.C.

March 6, 2020 — 
It was with great sadness, that the Dean’s Office at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law learned last week of the passing of E. Arthur Braid CM, QC, LL.B. (Manitoba)1960, LL.M. (London)1967. He was a law professor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law from 1964-2000, served as Dean of Law from 1994-1999, and was a Senior Scholar up until the time of his passing on February 27, 2020.

Dr. Kjell Anderson teaches the inaugural Master of Human Rights class at Robson Hall.

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Master of Human Rights student puts education into practice

March 6, 2020 — 
Since the University of Manitoba’s Master of Human Rights program welcomed its first students in September, 2019, those scholars have been busy navigating uncharted waters towards obtaining educations that will prepare them for unique careers where they can make a difference. Jessie MacInnis is one of these remarkable students in the inaugural class of 19 scholars who hail from Winnipeg to the United States to Nigeria.

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Robson Hall welcomes Kawaskimhon Moot to birthplace of Louis Riel

February 28, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the 26th Kawaskimhon National Moot, March 6-7, 2020. Manitoba’s law school will be welcoming law students from across Canada to participate in this consensus-based, non-adversarial moot that incorporates Indigenous legal traditions alongside federal, provincial and international law.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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Training family lawyers for today’s family needs

February 27, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host law students and coaches from the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan for the Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition, March 6-7, 2020.

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MacIntyre Cup 2020 winners, Keith McCullough and Alyssa Cloutier

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Best in the West: Robson Hall law students bring home MacIntyre Cup

February 21, 2020 — 
Moot season has started and Robson Hall law students are boarding flights, heading across the country and showing other Canadian law students what they're made of. Last weekend, Robson's MacIntyre Cup team of Keith McCullough and Alyssa Cloutier brought home the big prize, making their win Manitoba's fourth in the past six years.

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Laying down the law in three minutes flat

February 13, 2020 — 
Any grad student who has tried to explain their thesis to someone at a party will likely risk glazed eyes and a polite “excuse me,” after about five minutes. The idea of getting months and sometimes years of research across in only three minutes, is daunting. Kevin Sharma will bravely attempt this feat when he represents the Faculty of Law in the upcoming 3MT heats on February 27th.

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Nuclear non-proliferation concerns transcend time after 50 years

February 12, 2020 — 
“I predict that when this box is opened the world will have survived a large scale nuclear war,” began University of Manitoba law professor Dale Gibson, in his letter to the future in September, 1969. Fifty-years later, the Faculty's Dean is a recognized expert on Nuclear law.

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Administrative law experts Gerald Heckman and Gerard Kennedy discuss Supreme Court trilogy Vavilov with Runnymede Society director, Mark Mancini in front of law students and professors at Robson Hall.

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Anticipating adventures in administrative law

February 7, 2020 — 
On January 22, 2020, the Runnymede Society, a national student-led organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of constitutionalism, liberty, and the rule of law, hosted administrative law experts Dr. Gerald Heckman and Dr. Gerard Kennedy at Robson Hall for a discussion on recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the Vavilov Trilogy.

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