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L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic News Archive

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.

Faculty of Law

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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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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Photo of students smiling in a room, wearing suits. This was from the cover of the Desautels Centre 2024 Impact Report. Photo by 47 Filmworks.

Faculty of Law

Making an impact on private enterprise in Manitoba

May 13, 2024 — 
The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law proudly presents its annual Impact Report 2024. This report is distributed across the academic, legal, and business communities to share the important achievements and contributions made by students, faculty, staff and community partners engaged in the work of the Centre at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law.

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Law students working at the Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts include Jamie Robertson (3L), Emily Palmer (2L), Kassandra Taverner (2L), Rebecca Penner (3L), and Lisa Haydey (2L).

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Celebrating the power of art, education, legal innovation, and hope

May 2, 2024 — 
On March 14, 2024, The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, hosted a formal reception at Government House to celebrate the Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts. Invited guests from the Manitoba arts and legal communities gathered to learn more about the mission and purpose behind the new legal arts clinic housed at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law.

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Law students stand between two roll-up banners Left to right: Scott Groot (3L), Austin Sutherland (3L), Gabrielle Swan (The Pas Arts Council), Kassandra Taverner (2L), and Stephan Possin (3L)

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Learning about Arts and Business Law needs of Northern Manitobans

April 22, 2024 — 
From March 24-27, law students from the Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts and L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the second annual Northern Arts & Food Workshop hosted at University College of the North in The Pas. While in The Pas students stayed on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) at Kikiwak Inn. Learn about OCN and inspiring plans for the Opaskwayak community.

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Kaylee Furber, Jamie Robertson, Rebecca Penner, Ashley Slagerman.

Faculty of Law

Cultivating Creativity and Commerce

April 9, 2024 — 
In a dynamic collaboration between the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic and Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Arts, four third-year law students —Ashley Slagerman, Kaylee Furber, Jamie Robertson, and Rebecca Penner from the Faculty of Law —enriched their final year of Law School by sharing as well as enriching the Grade 9-10 Balmoral Hall Venture Development and Law classes at Balmoral Hall, on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, with an engaging and informative presentation covering business law basics.

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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.

Faculty of Law

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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