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Photo of three law students left to right Justin Papoff, Matthew London, Megan Simpson

Faculty of Law

Law students present outstanding academic work at national conferences

March 24, 2024 — 
The high calibre of academic work being produced by Faculty of Law students this year has garnered several third-year Juris Doctor students at Robson Hall invitations to present papers at national conferences this month. No less than three students including Matthew London, Justin Papoff, and Megan Simpson, attended the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 17th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference, held March 14th and 15th, 2024 at the University of Windsor law school. Lou Lamari (3L) presented a paper at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism’s Disability and Human Rights Student Colloquium, that took place March 22.

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St. John's College

Immediate availability at St John’s Residence for students needing place to stay

January 3, 2024 — 
As the college looks to fill up its space, with 45% of rooms still available, we talked to Raihanah about her experience as both a student and a member of the Residence Dons team and the benefits she’s experienced from living in the residence.

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Left - Right: Tréchelle Bunn (1L), Kevin Chief (former MLA, Point Douglas), Josh Gandier (1L).

Faculty of Law

Law student advocates for Truth & Reconciliation 365 days a year

October 6, 2023 — 
Over 150 runners assembled at the ruins of the Birtle, Manitoba Residential School on the morning of Saturday, September 30, to honour Residential School Survivors and those who never made it home. The ruins marked the starting line of the Second Annual Reconciliation Run, organized by first-year law student Tréchelle Bunn. Her home community, the Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation, marked the finish line of the half-marathon, officially sanctioned by the Manitoba Runners’ Association

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Access to Justice in French concentration law students toured St. Boniface and met with program partners as part of their orientation

Faculty of Law

Getting oriented in French

September 15, 2023 — 
Last week, on September 8, we welcomed our new Access to Justice in French Concentration (A2JF) students to their law studies with a tour of St. Boniface. After lunch at The Forks, we visited several of our program partners.

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Law student Lou Lamari (3L) competes for the title of “Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job” at Rumor’s Comedy Club.

Faculty of Law

Funny Business

September 15, 2023 — 
Third-year law student Lou Lamari can respond to the question, “So, what did you do this summer?” with an extraordinary answer. Rather than working at a firm and being serious in a suit, Lamari ran an environmentally friendly, vintage clothing small business, volunteered as a camp counsellor at Camp Aurora for queer and trans youth, and made it to the semi-finals of Rumor’s Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” contest.

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justice statue against blue sky

Faculty of Law

Newfoundland & Labrador Saltwire COMMENTARY: Final farewells deserve Charter protection

August 12, 2022 — 
There has been no shortage of discourse surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on Canadians’ Charter rights. One such discussion happened because of a 2020 Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador decision, Taylor vs. Newfoundland and Labrador.

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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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combined headshots of Class of 1980 member Norman Yusim and MILSA student Adam Kowal

Faculty of Law

Close-knit Class of 1980 creates bursary for Indigenous law students

July 15, 2022 — 
Thanks to the efforts of a close-knit group of Faculty of Law alumni, Indigenous law students at Robson Hall will have access to another source of much-needed bursary funds, starting in the fall of 2023.

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headshots of four law students graduating class of 2022

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law Class of 2022

June 6, 2022 — 
Four members of this remarkable group of future lawyers joined us in conversation to reflect on their chosen career paths and law school experiences

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Student stands in front of bookcase.


Law Makers program connects Indigenous high school and UM students

April 5, 2022 — 
New Law Makers program combines social justice education with mentorship

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