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Supreme Court Justice visits Manitoba law students

September 23, 2022 — 
A rare and marvellous event it is, when a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada can spend some quality time speaking with law students, answering their questions and sharing personal experiences. Robson Hall students and faculty had the opportunity on Thursday, September 22, to ask anything they wanted of The Honourable Russell Brown, who was in Winnipeg for a national judicial event this week.

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Faculty of Law and Law Society of Manitoba collaborate on Access to Justice Blog

September 20, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the launch of an Access to Justice blog that will be a valuable legal resource to Canadians. The site will highlight developments related to access to justice from across Canada, with an emphasis on those relevant to Manitoba.

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Faculty of Law announces Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025

September 13, 2022 — 
We are pleased to present the Faculty of Law’s Strategic Plan from 2022-2025 approved by our Faculty Council in August 2022.

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Getting oriented in a modern-day law school

September 9, 2022 — 
If members of the law Class of 1925 had jumped into a time machine and attended the Juris Doctor Class of 2025 first year law orientation, they would be confounded at the difference in attitudes towards mental health, equality, diversity and inclusion, Indigenization of the Juris Doctor curriculum and a strong movement towards reconciliation.

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Enfin, Access to Justice in French! UM Faculty of Law welcomes first cohort of French Concentration

September 8, 2022 — 
This September, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba will welcome the first cohort of its Access to Justice in French (A2JF) Concentration. One of few English Common Law institutions to develop and deliver a bilingual legal education, the A2JF program is unique in this regard.

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Faculty of Law announces 2022 Desautels Centre Research and Academic Directors

September 2, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the establishment of a team of directors for the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law (Desautels Centre). Professor Darcy MacPherson will fill the role of Desautels Research Director for a three-year term, and Professor Brandon Trask and Clinical Senior Instructor, Dr. Rebecca Jaremko-Bromwich, will join forces as Academic Co-Directors for a one-year term, all commencing August 1st. Dr. Laura Reimer will join the team to assist with program development and support.

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Portrait of retired law professor Alvin Esau and his book cover for The Gorilla Man Strangler Case published by Friesens.

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New book from retired law professor Alvin Esau explores dramatic 1920s serial killer case

August 30, 2022 — 
Robson Hall Alumni may remember Professor Alvin Esau as a mild-mannered Albertan with an LLM from Harvard and an interest in ethics, professional responsibility, and the legal history of anabaptist communities. Having previously published a study on The Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes (UBC Press, 2004), no one would suspect that his new book would be about a violent serial killer from the 1920s known as the “Gorilla Man Strangler.” This summer, Professor Esau, a faculty member from 1977 to 2010, has got away with – publishing about – murder.

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Faculty of Law welcomes Elders-in-Residence, The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Wendy Whitecloud

August 25, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome The Honourable Murray Sinclair and retired law instructor Wendy Whitecloud to Robson Hall as Elders-in-Residence starting in August 2022

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Newfoundland & Labrador Saltwire COMMENTARY: Final farewells deserve Charter protection

August 12, 2022 — 
There has been no shortage of discourse surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on Canadians’ Charter rights. One such discussion happened because of a 2020 Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador decision, Taylor vs. Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Faculty of Law expands clinical options for experiential learning

August 5, 2022 — 
Starting this fall, third-year law students at Robson Hall have their pick of an expanded number of experiential learning, or clinical courses. Out of approximately 100 students coming into their final year of the University of Manitoba’s Juris Doctor program, over half applied for an externship opportunity to get a chance to roll up their sleeves and do some work helping clients with legal matters or seeing first-hand how law works in practice.

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