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The MacIntyre (Western) Cup

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Congratulations MacIntyre Cup reps, Amber Harms & Kyla Kavanagh

November 24, 2020 — 
In a normal fall term, Robson Hall would have held its annual in-house advocacy moot competition of the year, the Solomon Greenberg, right about now. Competitors for that moot are usually selected from top performers in the previous March's advocacy class competition. The pandemic cancelled that, leaving us with no Solomon Greenberg competitors.

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Op-ed: Charter challenges to restrictions bound to fail

November 23, 2020 — 
Your rights may have been violated. But. Finding a rights violation is only the first step in a charter analysis. Law prof explains.

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Karine Levasseur and Lorna Turnbull collaborated on a new book on Mothering and Welfare

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Interdisciplinary collaboration yields results to benefit caregivers, families

November 10, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba professors Drs. Karine Levasseur (Department of Political Studies) and Lorna Turnbull (Faculty of Law), recently released Mothering and Welfare: Depriving, Surviving, Thriving, co-edited with Concordia University political science professor, Dr. Stephanie Paterson

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Keep calm and carry on…studying law during a pandemic

November 10, 2020 — 
As Manitoba enters an official Code Red pandemic situation, University of Manitoba law students have demonstrated determination not to let the pandemic get the better of them, staying connected with a fitness challenge, virtual Bingo, and other online events. Nick Noonan, President of the Manitoba Law Students Association and Faheem Kamran, MLSA Sports Committee representative, share some insights on how law students have been coping.

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Serendipity: My path through life and law by Jack R. London

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Winnipeg Free Press: Serendipity: London’s path through life and law

November 10, 2020 — 
Winnipeg Free Press reporter Susie Strachan interviewed former Dean of Law Jack London, C.M., Q.C., LL.M. [LLB/66] for a story that appeared in the Sou'wester on October 23, 2020. The alumnus and former law professor who is still senior council at Pitblado LLP, was interviewed prior to appearing as a guest speaker at a virtual Faculty of Law alumni event. He had just launched his published memoirs at McNally Robinson Booksellers on October 15, titled Serendipity: My path through life and law. Strachan's full interview can be read online in the Sou'wester.

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Professor Irvine was presented with a Lordship in thanks for teaching Law for 50 years.

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Home is where the heart is

November 10, 2020 — 
With gathering together off the table this fall, the Faculty of Law still found a way to bring alumni "home" to celebrate two beloved professors and catch up on the latest law faculty goings-on. A 200-plus-person Zoom call held November 5th bore witness to the celebration of Professor John Irvine's 50th year of teaching at the Faculty of Law, and a fireside chat-style visit with former dean of law (1979-1984) Jack R. London, C.M., Q.C., LL.M. [LLB/66].

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Reanna Blair and Menal Al Fekih

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Fifteenth Annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition a Success

October 30, 2020 — 
Sixteen teams of Robson Hall students competed in the fifteenth annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition on the evening of October 29th, 2020.  These third-year students were selected for having excelled in the Legal Negotiation course they took in their second year of law school.  The main purpose of the competition is to develop superb negotiating skills in Robson Hall graduates. All legal training and professional expertise is directed toward one key objective—solving a client’s problems. Negotiation is a primary tool for accomplishing precisely that.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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UM Law adapts to online campus with Virtual Tour and community-building media

October 8, 2020 — 
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most University of Manitoba buildings closed for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Faculty of Law and the community that would normally gather in Robson Hall, including the Master of Human Rights program and the Centre for Human Rights Research, has turned to alternate means to keep in contact.

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Robson Hall Centre for Research and Graduate Studies

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Convocation October 2020: LLM Student Stefanie Goldberg

October 8, 2020 — 
Stefanie Goldberg graduates this fall with a Master's degree in Law from the University of Manitoba, after her experience with articling and practicing law made her come to appreciate and enjoy legal research and writing.

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Manitoba Law Journal Volume 42 Issues 5 and 2

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Manitoba Law Journal Offers Top-Flight Content

October 8, 2020 — 
The Manitoba Law Journal has been very busy lately.  Despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of the Manitoba Law Journal (both Faculty and student editors) have been able to complete Volume 42 of the MLJ.  Volume 43 will be fully available before the end of 2020. Each will consist of 5 issues and more than 40 pieces when released.

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