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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law Director of Access to Justice wins MBA award

January 26, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law congratulates Natasha Brown [BEd/2001; LLB/2005] on being presented with the Manitoba Bar Association’s 2023 Access to Justice award for her contributions. Brown was presented with the award at the MBA 2024 Mid-Winter Conference awards luncheon held on January 19.

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Clinical Instructor Andrea Doyle (far left) introduces the Faculty of Law’s Access to Justice Week event panel for the Access to Justice in French: A World to Discover event. Left to right: Moderator Honourable Judge Denis Guenette, Jean-René Dominique Kwilu, Tarik Daoudi, Ruphine Djuissi, Dr. Lorna Turnbull, and Keynote speaker Chief Justice of Manitoba, Marianne Rivoalen.

Faculty of Law

Access to Justice begins with understanding

November 10, 2023 — 
The fourth National Access to Justice week took place October 23 – 27, 2023. This year’s theme was centred around the 10th Anniversary of Canada’s Justice Development Goals. In Manitoba, the Faculty of Law, the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association joined forces to present a full week of events. For its part, the Faculty of Law hosted a hybrid panel discussion on Tuesday, October 24, titled Access to Justice in French: A World to Discover.

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Federal Court of Appeal Justice Gerald Heckman guest lectures to all first-year law students enrolled in the Legal Methods course on Oct. 13, 2023.

Faculty of Law

Justice Gerald Heckman visits Robson Hall

October 20, 2023 — 
On Friday morning, October 13, 2023, Justice Gerald Heckman was warmly welcomed back to Robson Hall. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Court of Appeal on June 1, 2023, Justice Heckman was well-known and respected at the Faculty of Law as Professor Heckman.

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Seth Lozinski receiving 2023 Richard Wagner award-PBSC

Faculty of Law

Legal Super Heroes

July 14, 2023 — 
Pro Bono Students Canada is a national pro bono organization with Chapters at 22 law schools across the country, including the University of Manitoba. The PBSC’s mission is to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. Volunteers at the University of Manitoba chapter have gained valuable legal experience in clinical settings, on research projects, and as legal interns throughout the Academic Year. By exposing law students to the value of Pro Bono service, PBSC aims to encourage the next generation of lawyers to make pro bono service an everyday part of their practice.

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Director of Access to Justice and Community Engagement arrives at Faculty of Law

April 11, 2023 — 
The Faculty of law is pleased to announce that Natasha Brown [BEd/2001; LLB/2005], former Manitoba Access to Justice Coordinator at the Law Society of Manitoba, will be joining the Faculty of Law as the Director of Access to Justice and Community Engagement on a three-year term.

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Manitoba Laskin moot competition team 2023 of Megan Filyk, Eric Gagnon, Eric App, Matt Reimer, and Bradley Légaré

Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: Capturing the Spirit of the Laskin

March 3, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba’s 2023 Laskin Moot team proudly took home the Spirit of the Laskin Award, and finished in the Top 6 for their factum after competing in the annual bilingual competition held February 23, 24, and 25 at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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Faculty of Law team for the Canadian National Negotiations Competition 2023

Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: Success at Canadian National Negotiation Competition

March 3, 2023 — 
Three University of Manitoba Faculty of Law teams from Robson Hall put in extremely strong performances at the seventh annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC). The team of Chris Dick and Kennedy Pinette won second place in the inaugural French stream of the competition, an accomplishment that is all the more significant given the fact that four out of the six teams participating in French were from Québec. In the English stream, Ramsay Hall and Samantha Harvey placed third, and Benjamin Leahy and Jodi Plenert also performed at an extremely high level in a very talented field of 18 teams. This year, the CNNC was held at McGill University, Faculty of Law in Montreal on February 24 and 25, 2023.

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Faculty of Law and Law Society of Manitoba collaborate on Access to Justice Blog

September 20, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the launch of an Access to Justice blog that will be a valuable legal resource to Canadians. The site will highlight developments related to access to justice from across Canada, with an emphasis on those relevant to Manitoba.

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A photo of a row of smiling law students at the Goldeyes baseball game.

Faculty of Law

Enfin, Access to Justice in French! UM Faculty of Law welcomes first cohort of French Concentration

September 8, 2022 — 
This September, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba will welcome the first cohort of its Access to Justice in French (A2JF) Concentration. One of few English Common Law institutions to develop and deliver a bilingual legal education, the A2JF program is unique in this regard.

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Rights Clinic logo white type on dark blue background that says Rights Clinic at Robson Hall University of Manitoba Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

Pro Bono Rights Clinic to launch at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law on July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law will launch its Rights Clinic at Robson Hall (“Rights Clinic”) on July 26, 2022. This novel initiative – supported by a grant from the Manitoba Law Foundation – will have a specific focus on assisting Manitobans with rights-advancing issues and cases in the areas of environmental rights, Charter rights, Indigenous rights, disability rights, and privacy rights, amongst others.

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