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Faculty of Law proud to host Canadian Division of Jessup International Moot

February 3, 2023 — 
This year marks the 50th anniversary since Canadian law schools first started hosting the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s annual Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament in 1973. The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law has the distinctive honour of hosting this Canadian leg of the world’s largest moot court competition over the weekend of February 23 to 25, 2023 at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel.

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Photo of Supreme Court of Canada Justice Russell Brown speaking at Robson Hall's Moot Courtroom.

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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 welcomes 2022 Winter Term Distinguished Visiting Lecturers

January 12, 2022 — 
This term, the Faculty of Law will welcome an impressive number of scholars from other universities as part of its long-running Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series. Each guest professor will share knowledge, experience and research with the Robson Hall community, and invite questions and discussion from participants. Faculty, students, practicing professional lawyers and interested members of the academic community are welcome to join these virtual lectures.

Dr. Carol Liao, Peter A. Allard School of Law

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Provoking thought

October 29, 2021 — 
Faculty of Law’s Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series launches new season with lively discussion

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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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National Post Op-ed: Trudeau Liberals go around attorney general again, this time over bilingualism

March 1, 2021 — 
Assistant law professor Gerard Kennedy questions why the Federal Government continues to treat the Attorney General as "just another cabinet post" following an attempt to introduce changes to Supreme Court judge criteria without input from the country's top lawyer.

Administrative law experts Gerald Heckman and Gerard Kennedy discuss Supreme Court trilogy Vavilov with Runnymede Society director, Mark Mancini in front of law students and professors at Robson Hall.

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Anticipating adventures in administrative law

February 7, 2020 — 
On January 22, 2020, the Runnymede Society, a national student-led organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of constitutionalism, liberty, and the rule of law, hosted administrative law experts Dr. Gerald Heckman and Dr. Gerard Kennedy at Robson Hall for a discussion on recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the Vavilov Trilogy.

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Practice makes perfect

February 3, 2020 — 
Bringing an exciting, new take on Administrative Law (cue the groans from second-year law students), there’s a new prof in the Hall this term, fresh from travelling the world with the ink still drying on his Doctor of Philosophy in Laws degree from Osgoode Hall.