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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.



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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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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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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Portrait of Dr. Virginia Torrie beside her new book Reinventing Bankruptcy law

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Law professor’s accessible first book earns global attention, local award nomination

May 27, 2021 — 
A year ago, Dr. Virginia Torrie published her first book, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (University of Toronto Press, 2020). Given that it is about her favourite subjects – bankruptcy and history, and given her proven track record of being an excellent teacher (having won the 2017 Barney Sneiderman Award) it is not too surprising that it was short-listed for the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards’ Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

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Assistant Professors Martine Dennie and Katie Szilagyi

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Faculty of Law welcomes Assistant Professors Martine Dennie and Katie Szilagyi

May 19, 2021 — 
The Office of the Dean of Law is pleased to advise that on May 19, 2021 the University of Manitoba Board of Governors confirmed the appointments of Martine Dennie and Katie Szilagyi to fill two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in the Faculty of Law. They will commence their positions starting July 1, 2021.

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Canadian Journal of Human Rights releases new volume

May 19, 2021 — 
The Canadian Journal of Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Policy, edited by Professor Donn Short with the help of law student editors, has just published Volume 9, Number 1, now available online.

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Wpg Free Press: Charter challenge from classroom to courtroom

May 17, 2021 — 
UM students argue to alter mandatory minimums on low-income tax offenders

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Fifth annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence goes virtual

May 12, 2021 — 
Over 10 days, the recipients of this year’s awards will be honoured through a series of videos

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Law faculty members share knowledge in plain sight – and plain language

April 14, 2021 — 
This year, Faculty of Law professors have been engaging prolifically in national conversations about COVID-19, Indigenous rights, Civil Liberties and Charter Rights among other important topics. Here is a compilation of some of their writings published in and for such public arenas as newspapers and made available to Canadians beyond academia.


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