Law News Archive
September 10, 2020 —
Nine UM community members will receive the Order of Manitoba today at an intimate, reduced-capacity investiture ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building.
August 17, 2020 —
David Asper, Q.C., an outstanding UM alumnus whose legal work, business activities and philanthropy have improved the lives of countless Manitobans and Canadians, has been named Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law effective July 1, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
May 15, 2020 —
Collectively, we are all experiencing an unprecedented traumatic event
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.
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.