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Headshot of Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of the Faculty of Law, UM in front of Robson Hall

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University of Manitoba’s Dean of Law appointed to Independent Advisory Board for SCC Judicial Appointments

May 16, 2022 — 
Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, has been appointed as a member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments

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Headshots of New Dean of Law Richard Jochelson, Associate Dean JD program Virginia Torrie and Associate Dean Research Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Familiar faces form new team at Faculty of Law Dean’s Office

June 29, 2021 — 
The newly appointed Dean of Law, Dr. Richard Jochelson, welcomes to the “Dean Team” at the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean, Dr. Virginia Torrie. Dr. Donn Short continues as Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies until June 30, 2024. Dr. Torrie’s term begins July 1, 2021 lasting until June 30, 2026.

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Law Professor Karen Busby wearing headphones on a Zoom call

Faculty of Law

In Conversation With Law Faculty and Students

April 6, 2021 — 
Acting Dean of Law, David Asper, Q.C., is very interested in people, so when he started to get to know the professors and students who make up the Faculty of Law community housed at Robson Hall, he decided to make a 'podcast' series for the Faculty's Youtube Channel. At the end of his own series, he was invited to interview one of Robson Hall’s illustrious alumni, International Criminal Court Judge Kimberly Prost [LLB/81], who fondly remembered her days as a student at Robson Hall.

Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

David Asper has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law

August 17, 2020 — 
David Asper, Q.C., an outstanding UM alumnus whose legal work, business activities and philanthropy have improved the lives of countless Manitobans and Canadians, has been named Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law effective July 1, 2020.

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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

Faculty of Law

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.

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The Hon. Roland Penner, C.M., Q.C. [B.A./49, LL.B./61] was a professor at the Faculty of Law from 1972 to 2009, serving as Dean from 1989 - 1994. After retiring, he remained a Senior Scholar at Robson Hall until his passing on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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Faculty of Law mourns passing of Roland Penner, former Dean, senior scholar, alumnus

June 4, 2018 — 
The Dean's Office of Robson Hall Faculty of Law, shared sad news with Faculty, staff and students in an email this weekend. "It is with great sadness that I relay to you the passing of Roland Penner, who until his death, was a Senior Scholar at Robson Hall and previous Dean (1989 - 94)," said Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of Law.



Faculty of Law

This is my final day as Dean

June 30, 2016 — 
Read a memo from Dean Lorna Turnbull to the Robson Hall community on the eve of her departure from the role of Dean, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. Professor Turnbull will resume a faculty position as of July 1, 2016, and Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch will assume the role of dean.

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