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Left to right: Janell Jackson (2L); Marc Kruse, Director of Indigenous Legal Learning and Services; Victoria Perrie, practicing lawyer at Perrie Law and lead of the Inuit Justice Clinic project, Natasha Ellis (3L), Research Articling Student, Cody-Wyoming Lockhart (3L).

Faculty of Law

Inuit Legal Clinic Summit at Robson Hall

May 16, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law and Perrie Law, with funding from the Manitoba Law Foundation, hosted a gathering of stakeholders on May 1 - 2 attending an Inuit Legal Clinic Summit. The purpose of the summit was to listen to community experiences with cross-jurisdictional legal issues and to determine the viability of an Inuit Legal Clinic in Winnipeg.

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Left to Right: Marc Kruse, Director of Legal Learning and Services, Yvan Laroque, Clinical Instructor, Dominique Gibson (3L), Melinda Moch (3L), Sarah Shuttleworth (1L), Nadine Plourde (2L), Carlie Kane (3L), Mary-Charlet Lathlin (2L), Assistant Professor Daniel Diamond, Shelby Sinclair (3L), Zackery Anderson (2L), Assistant Professor Leo Baskatawang.

Faculty of Law

UM Faculty of Law representatives show leadership at IBA

October 23, 2023 — 
Representatives from Robson Hall’s faculty and student bodies made some impressions on attendees of the 35th annual Indigenous Bar Association conference hosted by the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, held at the Casino Rama Resort, Ontario, October 12 – 14, 2023.

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Event organizers and panellists left to right: Eileen Derksen, Director of Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Manitoba; Wendy Whitecloud, Elder-in-Residence, Faculty of Law; Darla Rettie, Pitblado Law; Heather Berthelette, CEO, Spirit Healthcare Group of Companies; Yvan Larocque, Clinical Instructor & Supervising Lawyer, L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, Faculty of Law; Alyssa Schachter, Equity Officer & Policy Counsel, Law Society of Manitoba; Marc Kruse, Director of Indigenous Legal Learning & Services.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law co-hosts Economic Reconciliation event

October 20, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law was pleased to be a part of a second-annual collaborative event with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association held September 27 in honour of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

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Law Students stand in a circle in a field with the faculty of law building on a hill in the distance

Faculty of Law

Greetings in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day from the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

June 16, 2023 — 
National Indigenous Peoples Day calls us to celebrate many remarkable accomplishments, amplify Indigenous voices, and foster a future where Indigenous cultures, and aspirations are cherished, protected, and celebrated. It is a collective responsibility to create an inclusive and equitable society that upholds the shared principles of justice, respect, connectedness and unity.

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University of Manitoba at the 2023 Kawaskimhon Moot (left to right): Assistant Professor Daniel Diamond (coach), Brayden Gray, Carleena Cavallo, Heather Alexander, Indigenous Legal Studies Coordinator Marc Kruse (coach), and Adam Kowal.

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Moot Report 2023: More than words, Kawaskimhon offers real-world practice of collaborative principles

April 11, 2023 — 
University of Manitoba law students travelled to the University of Victoria to take part in the 2023 Kawaskimhon Moot held March 10 – 11. Third-year students Adam Kowal, Brayden Gray, Heather Alexander, and Carleena Cavallo were coached by Assistant Professor Daniel Diamond, and Indigenous Legal Studies Coordinator Marc Kruse [JD/2015]. The students returned with profound learning experiences from having had the opportunity to put the collaborative principles of the Indigenous moot into practice.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

UM makes Indigenous Law course mandatory for all law students, and offers new concentrations this fall

December 9, 2022 — 
A course in Indigenous law will be mandatory for all law students starting next year, and students will also have the opportunity to focus their studies in one of three new concentrations including Private Enterprise and the Law, Law and Society, and Criminal Law and Justice, in addition to the existing concentration in Access to Justice in French. Graduate law students will also see changes to the Master of Laws program including now having the opportunity to take clinical experience electives.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law welcomes Elders-in-Residence, The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Wendy Whitecloud

August 25, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome The Honourable Murray Sinclair and retired law instructor Wendy Whitecloud to Robson Hall as Elders-in-Residence starting in August 2022

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law exterior

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Faculty of Law expands clinical options for experiential learning

August 5, 2022 — 
Starting this fall, third-year law students at Robson Hall have their pick of an expanded number of experiential learning, or clinical courses. Out of approximately 100 students coming into their final year of the University of Manitoba’s Juris Doctor program, over half applied for an externship opportunity to get a chance to roll up their sleeves and do some work helping clients with legal matters or seeing first-hand how law works in practice.

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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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Setting Precedents: Three law students receive 2022 Emerging Leader Awards

June 24, 2022 — 
No less than three law students have been named recipients of the University of Manitoba’s 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. These remarkable students include Class of 2022’s Michael Badejo, President of the Manitoba Law Students’ Association (2021-2022), Shawn Singh, an active member of the MLSA and participant in the Presidents’ Student Leadership Program cohort (2021), and Class of 2023’s Adam Kowal, who served as co-president of the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students’ Association during his second year of law.

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