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UM Law 2022 Davies Moot Competition team of 5 law students standing side by side.

Faculty of Law

Both Sides Know: Competing in Davies Moot an exceptional exercise in dynamic litigation training

April 22, 2022 — 
Beyond tackling an advanced transaction in corporate law that not even lawyers five-years out encounter, law students competing in the Davies Corporate/Securities Moot need to come prepared to argue both sides of the problem. As a testament to the dynamic brilliance and professionalism of this year’s team from Robson Hall, Brandon Gray (2L), who tied for second-place Top Oralist, immediately expressed appreciation for his teammates and coaches for their contributions and assistance during the competition.

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Four mini moot competition winners standing together.

Faculty of Law

Law student-run Mini Moot mentors, encourages first-time competitors

April 1, 2022 — 
Coinciding with the regular moot competition season, the Manitoba Law Students Association Clinical Experience Committee once again hosted the annual Robson Hall Mini Moot on March 2 – 3, 2022, in-person at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This year, 46 students participated. The winning team was Genevieve Smith and Jayden Wlasichuk, both first-year law students, with runner-up team of Ashley Slagerman and Paige Gratton.

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screen shot of Bastarache Moot team on a Zoom call

Faculty of Law

Bastarache Prize-winning moot team earns respect for fair play, dedication to French, & camaraderie

March 25, 2022 — 
March 18 to 20 was the fourth annual version of the Michel Bastarache Moot Court Competition, named for the Honourable Michel Bastarache, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and leading jurist and champion of language rights. The Manitoba team was nominated by their fellow competitors – and won – the Michel-Bastarache Prize, which is awarded to the team that exemplifies the spirit of fair play and dedication to French.

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five law students on the 2022 Laskin Team

Faculty of Law

Laskin Moot brings French and English legal community together

March 18, 2022 — 
It takes a village to train a moot team, as Associate Professor Gerald Heckman pointed out after completing another year as Laskin Moot Faculty Advisor. “Acting as a faculty advisor for a competitive appellate moot is probably one of the most rewarding teaching opportunities at Robson Hall,” he said, after the national bilingual appellate moot in Constitutional and Administrative Law wrapped up February 25 – 26. This year’s Laskin took place by videoconference.

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2022 Manitoba Bowman Tax Moot Team left to right Melanie Benedict_Alisen Kotyk_Jill Klassen_Johanna Thiessen_Alexander Barnes.

Faculty of Law

Winning the Bowman: Hard work, teamwork – and a sense of fun!

March 12, 2022 — 
Manitoba law students’ solid team effort secured National Tax Moot triumph

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