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Homecoming 2021 Faculty of Law Sept. 23 at 5pm

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Delightful conversations and stirring memories: Law Homecoming 2021

October 1, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Law was pleased to host a virtual version of Homecoming 2021 on Thursday, September 23, with over 100 guests in attendance on the Zoom call. This year the Faculty celebrated Professor Emeritus Cameron Harvey’s 55th year of teaching, and Professor Karen Busby’s last year of teaching along with her legacy of Human Rights research.

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COVID and the Constitution

January 15, 2021 — 
In early December, several legal dramas unfolded in provincial courtrooms across Canada, generating public debate regarding citizens’ constitutional rights and public health policies intended to help curb the pandemic. Thanks to the initiative of Acting Dean David Asper, Q.C., University of Manitoba Constitutional Law professor Karen Busby and about 15 law students sat in on a virtual court hearing before Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal on Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020.

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Op-ed: Charter challenges to restrictions bound to fail

November 23, 2020 — 
Your rights may have been violated. But. Finding a rights violation is only the first step in a charter analysis. Law prof explains.

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Law Professor Karen Busby

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A Legacy of Human Rights Research

June 15, 2020 — 
When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights broke ground in 2009, Prof. Karen Busby was tasked with helping make the University of Manitoba a top choice for students and scholars of human rights. She agreed to spend six months consulting across campuses to come up with a plan. Eleven years later, Busby is stepping down as founding director of the university’s Centre for Human Rights Research, formally established in 2012.

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Achieving fairness: Law Professor co-authors guide to campus sexual violence complaints

June 12, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law Professor Karen Busby recently published Achieving Fairness: A Guide to Campus Sexual Violence Complaints (Thomson Reuters/Carswell 2020) together with co-author Joanna Birenbaum, a litigator with Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP in Toronto.

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Books, Books, and more Books!

December 3, 2019 — 
Law Faculty professors have been busy writing books about their research in unprecedented amounts this year.

Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada engaged with University of Manitoba Law Student this fall during the Court's historic visit to Winnipeg. Left to Right: Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of Law; the Hon. Richard J.F. Chartier, Chief Justice, Manitoba Court of Appeal; the Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella; the Right Hon.Richard Wagner, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada; the Hon. Clément Gascon

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Supreme Court Visit Highlight of Law Faculty’s Fall Term

November 5, 2019 — 
Setting precedents in more than case law, the Supreme Court of Canada held its first hearings outside of Ottawa for the first time in its history this fall, as part of ongoing efforts to make the court more open and accessible.

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Law Professors Part of SSHRC Team Successes

August 8, 2019 — 
Professors at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law have been active on research teams this year, working to improve the Canadian Justice System. Among the recently-announced Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants (2018-19), four of Robson Hall’s faculty members were co-applicants on successful projects.

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Robson Hall alumna Meghan Campbell [LLB/08] (far left) stands with University of Oxford colleagues (from left) Tom Lowenthal (Managing Editor, Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH), DPhil Candidate Oxford University); Sandy Fredman (Director, OxHRH and Rhodes Professor of the Laws of British Commonwealth and the US); Helen Taylor (Research Director, OxHRH, DPhil Candidate Oxford University); Kira Allmann (Communications Director, OxHRH and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University)

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Human Rights scholar brings lessons learned at Robson Hall to Oxford and beyond

November 8, 2018 — 
"My law degree at Robson Hall was pivotal in pursuing an academic career in human rights and gender equality," says Meghan Campbell [LLB/08]

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Robson Hall Teaching Awards Announced

June 15, 2018 — 
At the 2018 Faculty of Law Grad Dinner held Friday, June 8, Robson Hall's two annual awards for teaching were announced.

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