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UM Law Students, Associate Dean (JD) behind globally-recognized law review

July 16, 2021 — 
Published by Thomson Reuters, the internationally respected niche peer-reviewed law journal, Banking & Finance Law Review has of late been edited by the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law’s new Associate Dean (Juris Doctor program) Virginia Torrie, with help from a growing number of law students diligently working out of a virtual Robson Hall. Joined by students from several other law schools it is a truly collaborative experience.

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Winnipeg Free Press: The defence rests

July 12, 2021 — 
In a half-century law career that has had him defend embezzlers and fraud artists, accused killers and everyone in between, Hymie Weinstein has amassed enough stories to fill a very heavy book.

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

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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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(L-R) Dr. Karen Ragoonaden, Dr. Brian Mark, Mira (Mimi) Locher, Dr. Richard Jochelson.

Announcing four new UM dean appointments

June 28, 2021 — 
UM pleased to announce appointments in the faculties of Science, Education, Law and Architecture

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Faculty of Law alumna turns class assignment into TV script

June 9, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba Faculty of Law alumna Anjali Sandhu [JD/2020] was known at Robson Hall for maintaining a busy schedule both on stage and in the classroom throughout her law school career. Now an associate lawyer at MLT Aikins’ Winnipeg office called to the bar this spring, she was selected to pitch a screenplay - originally written as a law school assignment - to the Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices initiative at the Banff World Media Festival happening (virtually this year) June 14 – July 16, 2021.

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Photo of law student Daphne Comegan at her family home in Treaty 3 territory.

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Celebrating Faculty of Law Class of 2021 Graduates

June 7, 2021 — 
Honouring the 2021 graduating class of students from all three programs housed at the Faculty of Law

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Black and white photo of the Faculty of Law graduating class of 1950.

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Wpg Free Press: Practice makes perfect

June 1, 2021 — 
Sitting in a sun-dappled, ninth-floor corner boardroom of his downtown Winnipeg law offices, Gordon Pullan hoists up his necktie for a curious visitor to examine. "I don’t come dressed like this every day," Pullan declares with an impish grin. "But my daughter Heather told me I had to dress like a lawyer today." Dressing like a lawyer is something Pullan knows more than a little bit about — he’s been doing it almost every day for the past seven decades.

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Wpg Free Press: U of M grad funds scholarship for Black law students

May 31, 2021 — 
The new David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is a $6,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually to a Black undergraduate student enrolled full time in the juris doctor degree program.

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A number of books piled on top of each other.

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Asper Review publishes essential guide to cybersecurity

May 28, 2021 — 
Dr. Bryan Schwartz, Asper Professor of International Business and Trade Law, is pleased to announce the release of his new co-authored book Cybersecurity and Canadian Law Firms. The volume has been published under the auspices of the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

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Law professor wins Law of Work Best Paper Prize

May 28, 2021 — 
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Bruce Curran on winning The Law of Work Best Paper Prize at the Canadian Industrial Relations Associations conference which ran online May 26-28 this week. Dr. Curran presented the paper Thursday morning, May 27, and was presented with the award at a virtual ceremony that evening.

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