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L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic News Archive

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UM Faculty of Law student recognized for Philanthropy and the Law research

December 15, 2023 — 
For the fourth time in five years, a law student at Robson Hall has won the annual Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section’s student essay-writing contest. Robert Johnstone is a third-year Juris Doctor student whose winning paper was titled “The Secularization of Philanthropy: Examining the Potential Revocation of the Roman Catholic Church’s Charitable Status.”

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Picture of law students from L.Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic with Diane Roussin (5th from left) at 2023 Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence (VIBE) Awards.

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Call to Celebrate: Indigenous Business Excellence

December 6, 2023 — 
On November 16, 2023, law students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the 17th annual Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence (VIBE) Awards, hosted by the Asper School of Business Indigenous Business Education Partners (IBEP) at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. Each year this event celebrates the achievements of Indigenous businesses in Manitoba.

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UM Alum L. Kerry Vickar [LLB/1980] (centre) officially opens the business law clinical space named in his honour surrounded by law students; clinical instructors Nick Slonosky [BComm/1976; LLB/1979] and Yvan Larocque (left of door); Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law and Stephanie Levene [BA/1999; BComm/2022; MBA/2008], Associate VP (Alumni and Donor Relations) (right of Vickar). Photo by Mike Latschislaw.

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Investment and return

October 27, 2023 — 
Faculty of Law alum L. Kerry Vickar [LLB/1980] got to witness a return on his investment in-person on September 26 when he visited and officially opened the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. The gift he had given to the Faculty of Law had transformed a dingy basement storage room into a state-of-the-art experiential learning clinical space for law students to learn hands-on, the practice of business law.

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Business Law Clinic Students Support APTN’s Application to CRTC for Increased Indigenous Language Programming

August 3, 2023 — 
On July 26, law students from the Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic submitted a six-page letter supporting the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's (APTN) application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to increase Indigenous Language Programming by approximately 163% and consolidate their current four channels into two (one in English/French and the other for Indigenous language programming).

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Left to right: Kassandra Taverner (2L), Breanne Siwicki, Director of Finance and Administration at aceartinc, and Lisa Haydey (2L).

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Law Students at Arts Summit

July 17, 2023 — 
On June 15, law students from the Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the Arts & Culture Ideas Summit at the Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain (CCFM). Presented by the Manitobans for the Arts and Creative Manitoba, the event brought together artists, cultural organizations, arts supporters and community members to engage in a collaborative exploration of the arts and culture sector. The summit provided a platform for exchanging ideas, fostering connections, learning from one another and discussing how the arts and culture sector can rebuild and thrive in the changing times. This article reflects on this enriching event including some thoughts from attendees.

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three summer students at the L Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic: Kassandra Taverner, Lisa Haydey, Emily Palmer

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L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic open for summer

May 17, 2023 — 
The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic is excited to operate at full speed this summer and is pleased to welcome three new case managers to the Clinic team: Lisa Haydey (2L), Kassandra Taverner (2L), and Emily Palmer (2L).

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Black and white photo of Faculty of Law class of 1970 taken in 1969 at the Law Courts building for inclusion in a time capsule just before Robson Hall was formally opened.

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Manitoba Law Students’ Association and Faculty of Law sign agreement for critical change

April 14, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Manitoba Law Students’ Association MLSA to accomplish two very needed areas of change. Commencing immediately, the Faculty and student group will fund two articling student positions especially for those graduating students facing challenges related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Also commencing right after exams, will be much-needed renovations to student spaces in Robson Hall, including gender-neutral washrooms and expanded study spaces.

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L Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic students visiting Balmoral Hall in 2023 Isanne Goldberg Johanna Thiessen Samantha Harvey

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Embracing Equity in Law and Entrepreneurship

March 9, 2023 — 
On March 9, students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic visited Balmoral Hall School to talk to students about business law fundamentals and entrepreneurship. This was the Clinic’s third return to Balmoral Hall since the rise of the pandemic.

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Vickar Business Law students at the 2022 VIBE Awards (Far left) Elise Janzen, Jenna Symons, Emily Palmer, Johanna Thiessen, Julia Beal, Alli Knox, Connor Jonsson.

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Together, we can achieve

December 2, 2022 — 
On November 17, students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence (VIBE) Awards at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Faculty of Law announces 2022 Desautels Centre Research and Academic Directors

September 2, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the establishment of a team of directors for the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law (Desautels Centre). Professor Darcy MacPherson will fill the role of Desautels Research Director for a three-year term, and Professor Brandon Trask and Clinical Senior Instructor, Dr. Rebecca Jaremko-Bromwich, will join forces as Academic Co-Directors for a one-year term, all commencing August 1st. Dr. Laura Reimer will join the team to assist with program development and support.

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