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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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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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Winnipeg Free Press: U of M opens pro bono legal rights clinic

July 27, 2022 — 
A new pro bono clinic at the University of Manitoba aims to help communities historically under-served by the justice system take on issues ranging from disability rights to Indigenous rights to environmental rights and everything in between.

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Pro Bono Rights Clinic to launch at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law on July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law will launch its Rights Clinic at Robson Hall (“Rights Clinic”) on July 26, 2022. This novel initiative – supported by a grant from the Manitoba Law Foundation – will have a specific focus on assisting Manitobans with rights-advancing issues and cases in the areas of environmental rights, Charter rights, Indigenous rights, disability rights, and privacy rights, amongst others.

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A match made in law: Wedding gift to students establishes new Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law

July 25, 2022 — 
Thinking outside the (gift) box, law professor Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz and her fiancé, family lawyer Elliott Goszer are giving, rather than receiving, a wedding gift to benefit law students at their alma mater, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. The Schulz/Goszer Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law will be given annually to a University of Manitoba law student who writes the best Alternative Dispute Resolution-themed paper in an upper year family law course, or the best family law-themed paper in an upper year dispute resolution course.

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Close-knit Class of 1980 creates bursary for Indigenous law students

July 15, 2022 — 
Thanks to the efforts of a close-knit group of Faculty of Law alumni, Indigenous law students at Robson Hall will have access to another source of much-needed bursary funds, starting in the fall of 2023.

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Pursuing mediation in a time of war

July 5, 2022 — 
Ukrainian scholars find refuge at UM through the Scholars at Risk program

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