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Faculty of Law

Reflecting on a year of change, Faculty of Law looks towards bright future

December 23, 2021 — 
Another year of virtual teaching and learning has passed, another Spring graduating class of law students endured final exams, convocation ceremonies, grad celebrations and commencement of articles in front of a screen at home. Another cohort of 1L students were introduced to law school virtually. Professors spent another year recording and uploading lectures, staring at boxes on screens hoping students were behind them, heeding the lessons. At some point, everyone wondered where the community was and what was happening at Robson Hall?

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Photo of law student Daphne Comegan at her family home in Treaty 3 territory.

Faculty of Law

Celebrating Faculty of Law Class of 2021 Graduates

June 7, 2021 — 
Honouring the 2021 graduating class of students from all three programs housed at the Faculty of Law

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Gold medal for law plaque with J.A. Nitikman 1985.

Faculty of Law

Memories of Robson Hall

February 2, 2021 — 
Lexpert lists Joel Nitikman, Q.C. as one of Canada’s leading tax litigation and corporate tax lawyers. Recently awarded the designation of Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia, the Dentons partner has twice-received The Canadian Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. When he graduated as Gold Medalist in Law from Robson Hall in 1985, no one could have known that this once-aspiring mathematician had started down this illustrious career path by taking the LSAT on a whim.

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Faculty of Law

Fifty Years of Teaching Law: An Interview with Lord John Irvine

December 21, 2020 — 
Professor John Irvine – now officially titled Lord John Irvine of Hougun Manor, has taught generations of law students for the past 50 years at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. Modest beyond compare, Robson Hall’s resident British gentleman was presented with the Lordship on November 5th (Guy Fawkes’ Day, of all days), at a virtual homecoming event hosted by the Faculty. The online event was attended by upwards of 200 alumni whom Irvine had taught in five decades’-worth of Torts, Property law, Jurisprudence and Legal Systems classes.

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Professor Irvine was presented with a Lordship in thanks for teaching Law for 50 years.

Faculty of Law

Home is where the heart is

November 10, 2020 — 
With gathering together off the table this fall, the Faculty of Law still found a way to bring alumni "home" to celebrate two beloved professors and catch up on the latest law faculty goings-on. A 200-plus-person Zoom call held November 5th bore witness to the celebration of Professor John Irvine's 50th year of teaching at the Faculty of Law, and a fireside chat-style visit with former dean of law (1979-1984) Jack R. London, C.M., Q.C., LL.M. [LLB/66].

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The Faculty of Law 2018 Homecoming was held at the Law Society of Manitoba's new offices.

Faculty of Law

Law Faculty Homecoming and the Law Society

October 5, 2018 — 
Without the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, the Law Society of Manitoba wouldn’t have lawyers, and without the Law Society of Manitoba, there would be no place in Manitoba to license graduating law students for practice. It makes complete sense for the two organizations to work together regularly, and during the University of Manitoba’s Homecoming week Sept 24 to 30, 2018, the close relationship between the two couldn’t have been more clear.

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The law class of 1998 yearbook.

Homecoming Throwback: Law class of 1998

September 24, 2018 — 
In honour of their twentieth graduation anniversary, UM Today tracked down two members of the stalwart group to reminisce about influential historic events, the early days of classroom tech, and the upside of 100 per cent finals

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