David Ireland News Archive
August 5, 2022 —
Starting this fall, third-year law students at Robson Hall have their pick of an expanded number of experiential learning, or clinical courses. Out of approximately 100 students coming into their final year of the University of Manitoba’s Juris Doctor program, over half applied for an externship opportunity to get a chance to roll up their sleeves and do some work helping clients with legal matters or seeing first-hand how law works in practice.
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.
June 24, 2022 —
No less than three law students have been named recipients of the University of Manitoba’s 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. These remarkable students include Class of 2022’s Michael Badejo, President of the Manitoba Law Students’ Association (2021-2022), Shawn Singh, an active member of the MLSA and participant in the Presidents’ Student Leadership Program cohort (2021), and Class of 2023’s Adam Kowal, who served as co-president of the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students’ Association during his second year of law.
May 20, 2022 —
While the partnership between the Faculty of Law and Legal Aid Manitoba in relation to the UMCLC has existed for nearly 50 years, in the past few years, the leadership of both organizations has identified a need to strengthen that relationship
May 19, 2022 —
Former Acting Dean of Law, David Asper, Q.C. to accept Honorary Degree on friend’s behalf
April 22, 2022 —
Thanks to a generous gift from alum L. Kerry Vickar [LL.B./1980], The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba (UM Law) will finally have a physical space to house its business clinics. Room 113 will now be known as the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. Vickar’s gift of $500,000 will help to transform a large former storage room in Robson Hall’s lower level into a modern, practicing clinic complete with board rooms, offices, incubator spaces, private virtual consultation booths and workspace for law students to learn the practice of law in a hands-on environment. Meanwhile, the law school’s expanded clinical learning opportunities will also benefit from the re-invented learning space.
March 22, 2022 —
The Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice was created and funded through the generosity of the Mauro Foundation and is a key part of the Master of Human Rights program, now housed at Robson Hall
March 12, 2022 —
'By expanding our civil, administrative, and family law capabilities the students, in conjunction with Legal Aid Manitoba we will provide more services to more people than ever before'
January 25, 2022 —
Assistant Professors David Ireland and Bruce Curran at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law have been officially granted tenure, commencing July 1, 2022. The Faculty could not be more proud of these two deserving and hard-working scholars who have contributed so much to putting Robson Hall on the map of legal research in Canada.
December 23, 2021 —
Another year of virtual teaching and learning has passed, another Spring graduating class of law students endured final exams, convocation ceremonies, grad celebrations and commencement of articles in front of a screen at home. Another cohort of 1L students were introduced to law school virtually. Professors spent another year recording and uploading lectures, staring at boxes on screens hoping students were behind them, heeding the lessons. At some point, everyone wondered where the community was and what was happening at Robson Hall?