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Law Professor Karen Busby

Faculty of Law

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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Portrait of Dr. Lorna Turnbull

Faculty of Law

Research on the impacts of laws makes a difference

June 12, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Law Professor, Dr. Lorna Turnbull, was a lead investigator along with Drs. Marni Brownell and Nathan Nichol on the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) study report “The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Criminal Justice Systems: Documenting “Cross-Over Kids” in Manitoba,” published this month.

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Faculty of Law

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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Portrait of Dr. Virginia Torrie beside her new book Reinventing Bankruptcy law

Faculty of Law

Dr. Torrie publishes first book, “exploding” conventional wisdom

June 5, 2020 — 
Who knew a book about historical bankruptcy law could be so exciting and controversial? Hot off the University of Toronto Press, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by Robson Hall's Assistant Professor Dr. Virginia Torrie, is essential reading for the Canadian insolvency community as well as those interested in Canadian institutions, legal history, and the dynamics of change.

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Kids in care at high risk of trouble with the law: UM study

June 2, 2020 — 
Spending time in the child welfare system is one of the strongest predictors of being charged with a youth crime, a new Manitoba study reveals

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A student studying in isolation.

Faculty of Law

It’s okay to not be okay

May 15, 2020 — 
Collectively, we are all experiencing an unprecedented traumatic event

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

Enduring throughout adversity

May 13, 2020 — 
In 1914, the same year the world went to war, the Manitoba Law School was established by forward-thinking, concerned advocates in H.A. Robson and E.K. Williams who made the education of future lawyers their top priority. Since then, the Faculty of Law has continued to build on this rich tradition. In the face of adverse events like today's pandemic, this faculty community has always found a way to carry on.

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Robson Hall’s Harry Walsh O.C., Q.C., Moot Courtroom remained empty during exam season this spring, as students, support staff, professors and instructors quickly adapted to online and remote methods of finishing classes, writing and marking exams. (Photo credit: David Lipnowski)

Faculty of Law

Getting through Law School exams during a pandemic

May 13, 2020 — 
Having provided a high standard of legal education for the past 106 years throughout two world wars, the Great Depression, several epidemics including the 1918 Spanish Flu and the early 20th century’s deadly and debilitating poliovirus, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law was not easily deterred in its mission when faced with the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic this spring.

Students who are part of the Master of Human Rights Program

Farming as a political act

March 9, 2020 — 
Later this year, the Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice will be appointed to join other educators within the UM Master of Human Rights program at the Faculty of Law

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Faculty of Law

Robson Hall welcomes Kawaskimhon Moot to birthplace of Louis Riel

February 28, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the 26th Kawaskimhon National Moot, March 6-7, 2020. Manitoba’s law school will be welcoming law students from across Canada to participate in this consensus-based, non-adversarial moot that incorporates Indigenous legal traditions alongside federal, provincial and international law.

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