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Author photos of professors David Ireland and Richard Jochelson next to the cover of their new book Law and Disability in Canada

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Law professors engage in cross-Canada collaboration on Law and Disability Case Book

October 21, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law professors frequently collaborate with scholars from other disciplines at other academic institutions, and this trend continues with the latest publication bearing the names of prolific legal researchers, Assistant Professor David Ireland and Professor Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law. Law and Disability in Canada: Cases and Materials is a comprehensive overview of – precisely what the title states. Ireland and Jochelson worked with four other academics and experts in the field, to develop this book which looks at the interactions of persons with disabilities with the law.

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First-place team Allison Kilgour and Anna Siemens.

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Sixteenth Annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition a (Virtual) Success

October 21, 2021 — 
Sixteen teams of Faculty of Law students competed in the sixteenth annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition on the evening of October 19th, 2021, in a virtual format. These third-year students were selected for having excelled in the Legal Negotiation course they took in their second year of law school. Due to their stellar performance, the negotiating team of Allison Kilgour and Anna Siemens were awarded first place. The runners up, who also did a tremendous job, were Alexander Barnes, and Alexandra Broggy.

MHR Student Bobbie Whiteman

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An education with impact

October 18, 2021 — 
Roberta (Bobbie) Whiteman had already worked in the child welfare sector for at least 10 years when she first learned about the new Master of Human Rights (MHR) program being offered at the University of Manitoba. On October 18, she graduates as a member of the inaugural Master of Human Rights program class her thesis already demonstrating potential to impact the work she does in changing lives.

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photo of lawyer Kristen Wittman and cover of her book Death becomes us

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Living with law and art: Manitoba lawyer publishes moving new poetry collection

October 7, 2021 — 

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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Faculty of Law to seek stakeholder input for Strategic Plan

October 7, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is in the process of preparing a new Strategic Plan to guide its direction into the future. The Strategic Planning committee, tasked by the Dean’s Office with coordinating development of the Plan, has determined that it will be a short, readable, useful document intended to be referenced frequently. The Plan will be directly informed by input from stakeholders including alumni, members of the practicing bar, judiciary, faculty, students and staff.

Homecoming 2021 Faculty of Law Sept. 23 at 5pm

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Delightful conversations and stirring memories: Law Homecoming 2021

October 1, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Law was pleased to host a virtual version of Homecoming 2021 on Thursday, September 23, with over 100 guests in attendance on the Zoom call. This year the Faculty celebrated Professor Emeritus Cameron Harvey’s 55th year of teaching, and Professor Karen Busby’s last year of teaching along with her legacy of Human Rights research.

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Law Courts building sign

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Forms of Address for Parties and Pronouns Usage in Manitoba Courts

October 1, 2021 — 
The Court has always provided direction on how parties engage with the justice system.  Lawyers are told how to dress, where to stand, how to address their colleagues as well as Judges and courtroom staff. Law students engaged in experiential learning this year will find that the Courts are now asking people for the correct language to use when addressing parties in the courtroom.

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Faculty of Law's new Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, Marc Kruse

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Faculty of Law introduces new Indigenous Student Support Coordinator

September 29, 2021 — 
This fall, the Faculty of Law welcomed back alumnus Marc Kruse [JD/2015] to fill the role of Indigenous Student Support Coordinator, recently vacated by the retirement of long-time instructor, Wendy Whitecloud. In addition to providing programming and supports for Indigenous students at Robson Hall, he will be responsible for supplying the Faculty with opportunities and initiatives in Indigenizing the curriculum.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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Achieving Access to Justice through language

September 3, 2021 — 
In June of 2019, the Department of Justice Canada provided the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law with $768,372 in funding over four years (2018/19 to 2021/22) through its Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund. The purpose was to develop a common law certificate in French, making a more formal program out of what has so far consisted of a collection of bilingual course offerings. So far, two years’ worth of law students have been able to take advantage of the funding, and have been working towards being able to represent French-speaking clients once they graduate as lawyers.

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Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law logo

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Faculty of Law moves forward with plans for the future of the Desautels Centre

August 27, 2021 — 
Exciting news is on the horizon at Robson Hall for students and scholars of private enterprise law. The Faculty of Law is home to the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law, the focus of which is to develop a multi-faceted and clinical approach to understanding private businesses, with law and business being the two pillars of the practice and area of study.

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