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CBC Manitoba: Manitoba parents who had child through surrogacy fighting for mat leave benefits

June 24, 2024 — 
Manitoba parents who had child through surrogacy fighting for mat leave benefits

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Photo of Juris Doctor Class of 2024 Valedictorian, Kali Faingold wearing a cap and gown and holding her degree in an official UM folder.

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Faculty of Law JD Valedictorian Address 2024

June 24, 2024 — 
I am truly honoured to stand before you tonight representing the Robson Hall Class of 2024. When I was chosen as Valedictorian, I could not have been more thrilled – then I realized I actually had to write a speech. The daunting task of capturing three tumultuous, yet rewarding, years of law school in just a few minutes seemed impossible.

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LLM 2024 graduate Joel Lebois, stands proudly beside a research poster of his Master's thesis topic, which he wrote entirely in French.

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In defence of ADR in post-secondary complaints processes

June 21, 2024 — 
Joel Lebois is the first graduate of the Master of Laws (LLM) program from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law to write his thesis entirely in French. Lebois is a proud Francophone and practicing lawyer in Manitoba. While working as in-house counsel at the University of Manitoba’s legal department, he realized that he wanted to deepen his knowledge of the law in the area of post-secondary institution complaints processes, and was drawn to the Robson Hall community, which would allow him to complete his degree in French.

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Research and International

UM-led research paves way for climate adaptive food systems for Indigenous and marginalized groups

June 21, 2024 — 
A diverse team of researchers spanning six continents and more than ten countries has received funding from the Government of Canada to improve access to culturally significant foods for disadvantaged communities around the world.

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graphic stating Congratulations to Katie Szilagyi and Nick Slonosky for winning the Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, respectively.

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Faculty of Law Celebrates 2024 Teaching Award winners

June 13, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law congratulates Dr. Katie Szilagyi, and Mr. Nick Slonosky, recipients of the Faculty’s two top teaching awards given annually to recognize one professor and one practicing professional instructor. Szilagyi is the recipient of The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence, and Slonosky was chosen for the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

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CBC News: How Manitoba’s public guardian system leaves people feeling trapped, stripped of their rights and helpless

June 13, 2024 — 
How Manitoba's public guardian system leaves people feeling trapped, stripped of their rights and helpless

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Gerald Nemiroff 1985 Law Yearbook photo

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Remembering Professor Gerald Nemiroff

June 13, 2024 — 
With sadness, we share news of the passing of retired Faculty of Law professor, Gerald Nemiroff. Known to colleagues as “Gerry,” he taught at the Faculty of Law from 1968 to 2008, serving as Associate Dean from 1977 to 1982.

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A composite of five black and white portraits of Bryan Schwartz

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The Dimensions of Dr. Bryan Schwartz

June 12, 2024 — 
Dr. Bryan Schwartz, K.C. has published five new books within the past 12 months, adding to a body of 36 books (17 authored or co-authored and 19 edited or contributed to) and 300 other publications that bear his name. Each of these five new works is vastly different from the other, reflecting the different aspects of life in which he fully participates as a scholar, professor, political analyst, poet, musician, devoted family member, and spiritual person.

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Judges and their former clerks from the past 20 years of the Faculty of Law’s Manitoba Court of Appeal clerkship program gathered for a reunion on May 10, 2024.Photo by Mike Latschislaw.

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Celebrating 20 years of the Manitoba Court of Appeal clerkship program

June 10, 2024 — 
Twenty years ago, a young professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law approached the Dean with an idea: to ask the Manitoba Court of Appeal to take on third year law students as clerks to gain hands-on experience in seeing how the Province’s top court operates. As the 20th fall term of the program approaches, the Faculty and the Court realized the impact of the program’s long-lasting legacy and summoned alumni of the program from far and wide to celebrate at a luncheon held on May 10th, 2024.

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Business and Arts Clinic summer students left to right: Ken Vong (2L), Lisa Haydey (3L), Moira Kennedy (3L), Serena Bevilacqua (2L), Kassandra Taverner (3L), Connor Giesbrecht (3L), Kaeten Wader (3L).

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L. Kerry Vickar Business and Arts Clinics summer student team ready to help

June 10, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic and Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts have expanded capacity this summer, hiring a record number of seven law students.

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