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Faculty of Law proud to host Canadian Division of Jessup International Moot

February 3, 2023 — 
This year marks the 50th anniversary since Canadian law schools first started hosting the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s annual Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament in 1973. The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law has the distinctive honour of hosting this Canadian leg of the world’s largest moot court competition over the weekend of February 23 to 25, 2023 at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel.

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Conference shines spotlight on 2SLGBTQ+ legal perspectives

February 3, 2023 — 
The OUTLaws student group at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is collaborating with the Manitoba Bar Association’s SOGIC (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference) section to host a conference regarding the unique legal issues that face 2SLGBTQ+ people living in Manitoba.

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Faculty of Law thankful for Desautels legacy of Private Enterprise and the Law

February 2, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law joins the University of Manitoba community in remembering its extraordinary benefactor and alum, Marcel A. Desautels, CM, OOnt, OM. A former business leader and one of UM’s, and the Faculty of Law’s most distinguished benefactors and alumni, he passed away on January 31, 2023, at age 88.

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Faculty of Law celebrates exceptional alumni with new award series

January 27, 2023 — 
To celebrate the achievements of graduates, the Faculty of Law created the Faculty of Law Alumni Awards to be presented annually. Nominees demonstrate standards of inspiring professionalism in one of three categories including Outstanding Alumni Award, Emerging Leader Award, and the Trailblazer Award.

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Faculty of Law Alumni appointed King’s Counsel

January 24, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates 16 University of Manitoba alumni who were recently appointed as King’s counsel in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law.

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Master of Human Rights Practicum Symposium 2022 brings students and mentors together

January 20, 2023 — 
The Master of Human Rights program’s annual Practicum Symposium took place on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The symposium gives students enrolled in the interdisciplinary graduate degree’s practicum stream an opportunity to present their major research papers and share experiences working at their respective placement sites.

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Professor Karen Busby to receive prestigious MBA Award

January 11, 2023 — 
The Office of the Dean of Law extends congratulations to Professor Karen Busby, who was recognized by the Manitoba Bar Association as the 2022 recipient of the Isabel Ross (MacLean) Hunt Award for her contributions as an excellent role model for women lawyers in Manitoba.

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UM Senate approves important course changes to JD and LLM programs

December 9, 2022 — 
A course in Indigenous law will be mandatory for all law students starting next year, and students will also have the opportunity to focus their studies in one of three new concentrations including Private Enterprise and the Law, Law and Society, and Criminal Law and Justice, in addition to the existing concentration in Access to Justice in French. Graduate law students will also see changes to the Master of Laws program including now having the opportunity to take clinical experience electives.

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Exploring Winnipeg as a Human Rights City

December 7, 2022 — 
The Centre for Human Rights Research and the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy at the University of Manitoba are hosting a special event in recognition of December 10th, the day on which the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was signed. The panel will explore what makes for a human rights city and how Winnipeg lives up to such a designation. The event, “Imagining the Peg as a Human Rights City”, takes place on Zoom on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Registration is open to the public.

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Winners of the 2022 Robson Hall Negotiations Competition Samantha Harvey and Ramsay Hall with Delaney Vun from Fillmore Riley.

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Competition Teaches Robson Hall Students Critical Negotiation Skills

December 2, 2022 — 
Sixteen teams of Robson Hall students competed in the seventeenth annual Robson Hall Negotiation Competition on the evening of November 29th, 2022. 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 students for use in their legal career.

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