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Op-Ed: Indigenous peoples’ right to consent already exists in Canada, UNDRIP or not

March 19, 2020 — 
'If we want to increase certainty and promote peaceful relations, protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples must be the basis for this renewed relationship'

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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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Winnipeg actor and law student, Anjali Sandhu (right) at the law courts building for a moot court competition with classmate Lauren Yusim (left).

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Going to court both onscreen and off

January 8, 2020 — 
Be sure to tune in to the Season Three premiere of CBC’s legal drama, Burden of Truth at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8th to catch Winnipeg actor, writer and comedian - third-year law student - Anjali Sandhu in a supporting role. Episodes of the show will also be made available on CBC Gem.

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CBC: ‘The only black girl in too many rooms’

December 13, 2019 — 
Speaking My Truth is a three-part series that explores the personal toll of racism. CBC's Creator Network commissioned three Winnipeg activists to write a personal essay, poem or story about an experience with racism.

Dr. Lorna Turnbull spoke with Up To Speed's Ismaila Alfa at CBC's Harvesting Hope radiothon.

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Talking Taxes on CBC’s Harvesting Hope

December 13, 2019 — 
Professor Lorna Turnbull was a guest on CBC’s Up To Speed last Friday, as part of CBC’s Harvesting Hope, an annual radiothon fundraiser for Winnipeg Harvest. A professor of tax law at Robson Hall, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, Turnbull spoke with host Ismaila Alfa about the work she had done last spring with her Tax law students as part of Winnipeg Harvest’s annual volunteer tax filing service.

Thanks to a donor's generosity, a number of Master of Human Rights students were able to attend the CMHR's 5th Anniversary Gala.

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Donors’ gifts offer unusual opportunity to law and human rights students

November 30, 2019 — 
Philanthropy comes in different forms besides scholarships and bursaries, as a number of Juris Doctor and Master of Human Rights students recently experienced.

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Matt Willan and Chancellor Anne Mahon discuss factors that lead individuals to gangs.

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Learning from the source, teaching from experience

November 29, 2019 — 
On November 21st University of Manitoba Chancellor Anne Mahon and therapist/former gang member Matt Willan, spoke to law students on the realities of gang life and the rehabilitation of former gang members.

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Too Many Land Claims Documents? Not a Problem.

November 22, 2019 — 
Dr. Bryan Schwartz, who holds the Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, has updated and improved his Specific Claims website.

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Time Capsule Memories Preserved

November 12, 2019 — 
On September 18th, 2019, almost 50 years to the day after Robson Hall, the Faculty of Law building on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus was officially opened, nearly 150 alumni, faculty members, students and staff gathered to mark the occasion.

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