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Photo of Student award winners with some of the donors' friends and loved-ones.

Faculty of Law

Passing the Torch

December 11, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law honoured the lives and legacies of alumni and members of the Manitoba legal community at its annual Student Achievement Awards reception November 1, 2023. The Faculty welcomed families and friends of donors and loved ones in whose names awards were established, to meet face-to-face, the students who would be receiving the meaningful support intended to help them complete their degrees.

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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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L Kerry Vickar Business Law Students speak at Northern Communities Tradeshow

Faculty of Law

Getting ready to help Northern communities

October 3, 2023 — 
On August 22 and 23, law students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the 51st Northern Association of Community Councils (NACC) Annual General Assembly and Trade Show at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park in Winnipeg. The NACC Annual General Assembly welcomed representatives from Northern Manitoba communities and others who support providing accessible services and resources to people living in Northern Manitoba.

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Law space reimagined: Transforming legal learning

August 20, 2023 — 
From transforming a simple storage to transforming the way students learn at UM Faculty of Law's Robson Hall.

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

Faculty of Law

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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Grad photo of alum Butch Nepon

Faculty of Law

A Brilliant Friend: The Legacy of Butch Nepon

March 24, 2023 — 
Once upon a time there was a law professor who was beloved by students, colleagues and Faculty of Law alumni alike. His name was Matthew Bernard Nepon, and he was a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, class of 1967. Everyone called him “Butch.” He never had children, but for the past two decades, law students at his alma mater have continued to benefit from his legacy, whether they knew it or not. Now that family members who remember their ‘Uncle Butch’ are getting older, they thought it important to share the story of the extraordinary man behind the Butch Nepon Memorial Bursary.

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photo of Jennifer Schulz and Elliott Goszer embracing

Faculty of Law

A match made in law: Wedding gift to students establishes new Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law

July 25, 2022 — 
Thinking outside the (gift) box, law professor Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz and her fiancé, family lawyer Elliott Goszer are giving, rather than receiving, a wedding gift to benefit law students at their alma mater, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. The Schulz/Goszer Prize for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law will be given annually to a University of Manitoba law student who writes the best Alternative Dispute Resolution-themed paper in an upper year family law course, or the best family law-themed paper in an upper year dispute resolution course.

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UM alumni among Honour 150 recipients

April 21, 2021 — 
Many UM alumni are recipients of Honour 150, which recognizes people who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province


Donor Relations

Alumnus creates scholarship for Black law students

February 2, 2021 — 
The David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind at UM

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Manitoba Law Journal Volume 42 Issues 5 and 2

Faculty of Law

Manitoba Law Journal Offers Top-Flight Content

October 8, 2020 — 
The Manitoba Law Journal has been very busy lately.  Despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of the Manitoba Law Journal (both Faculty and student editors) have been able to complete Volume 42 of the MLJ.  Volume 43 will be fully available before the end of 2020. Each will consist of 5 issues and more than 40 pieces when released.

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