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Judges and their former clerks from the past 20 years of the Faculty of Law’s Manitoba Court of Appeal clerkship program gathered for a reunion on May 10, 2024.Photo by Mike Latschislaw.

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Celebrating 20 years of the Manitoba Court of Appeal clerkship program

June 10, 2024 — 
Twenty years ago, a young professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law approached the Dean with an idea: to ask the Manitoba Court of Appeal to take on third year law students as clerks to gain hands-on experience in seeing how the Province’s top court operates. As the 20th fall term of the program approaches, the Faculty and the Court realized the impact of the program’s long-lasting legacy and summoned alumni of the program from far and wide to celebrate at a luncheon held on May 10th, 2024.

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Business and Arts Clinic summer students left to right: Ken Vong (2L), Lisa Haydey (3L), Moira Kennedy (3L), Serena Bevilacqua (2L), Kassandra Taverner (3L), Connor Giesbrecht (3L), Kaeten Wader (3L).

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L. Kerry Vickar Business and Arts Clinics summer student team ready to help

June 10, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic and Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts have expanded capacity this summer, hiring a record number of seven law students.

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2024 Gold Medalist in Law seeks meaningful change

June 10, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba's 2024 Gold Medalist in Law, Keelin Griffin was drawn to the legal profession in order to do work that was “interesting, complex and challenging,” that would also allow her to work with and for people in order to make meaningful change.

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Group photo of faculty at the 2024 Faculty Recognition Reception

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) News

Recognizing faculty excellence

June 6, 2024 — 
On May 21, over 30 faculty were recognized for exceptional teaching, research and service at a reception held at Marshall McLuhan in UMSU University Centre.

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Head shots of UM's 2024 Honorary Doctorates.

Five people to be given highest honour at Spring Convocation 2024

June 6, 2024 — 
This Spring Convocation the University of Manitoba celebrates the achievements of over 4300 graduands and recognizes the distinguished achievements of five honorary degree recipients who have made our province and country better.

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Research and International News

UM-led research paves way for climate adaptive food systems for Indigenous and marginalized groups

June 4, 2024 — 
A diverse team of researchers spanning six continents and more than ten countries has received funding from the Government of Canada to improve access to culturally significant foods for disadvantaged communities around the world.

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law exterior

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Global Winnipeg: ‘Very easy’: Winnipeg man warns of scam after his car was used as collateral

May 28, 2024 — 
‘Very easy’: Winnipeg man warns of scam after his car was used as collateral

Left to right: Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law; Ingrid Moehlmann, high school French teacher of (next) Seth Lozinski, Faculty of Law Outstanding Student award winner; Brandon Trask, Assistant Professor, UM Faculty of Law; Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Provost and Vice-President Academic.

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Law student honours teachers’ passion, knowledge, and sincerity

May 27, 2024 — 
This year’s STRR reception was held on May 2 with Seth Lozinski (they/them) selected as the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Student. In turn, Lozinski chose their high school French teacher Ingrid Moehlmann and Assistant Professor Brandon Trask from the Faculty of Law as teachers who had the biggest impact on their education.

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Composite image of book cover for Justice in the Age of Agnosis Socio-legal explorations of denial, deception and doubt edited by James Gacek and Richard Jochelson published by Palgrave Springer. Followed by photos left to right of Richard Jochelson and James Gacek.

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Justice in the Age of Agnosis examines sources of oppression and the role of ignorance

May 23, 2024 — 
A new book edited by the UM Faculty of Law's dean, Dr. Richard Jochelson, with University of Regina Department of Justice colleague Dr. James Gacek, examines sources of oppression and the role of ignorance and where it might stem from. The book titled Justice in the Age of Agnosis: Socio-Legal Explorations of Denial, Deception, and Doubt, was published by Springer as part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series, and includes chapters written by five other legal scholars affiliated with the Robson Hall-based law faculty.

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Empty moot courtroom at Robson Hall

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Vancouver Sun: How B.C. is using ‘unexplained wealth orders’ to pierce the secrets of suspected money launderers

May 21, 2024 — 
How B.C. is using 'unexplained wealth orders' to pierce the secrets of suspected money launderers

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