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Faculty of Law

University of Manitoba law students head to The Hague for Inter-University Law Debate Tournament Finals

May 29, 2023 — 
Not able to get enough of arguing with people during regular moot competition season, three intrepid law students: Liam Brown (1L), Diana Gutierrez (2L), and Stefan Leicht (1L), took the initiative to sign themselves up for The Hague Inter-University Law Debate Tournament 2023. They are now competing for third place on Tuesday, May 30 in The Hague.

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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.

Faculty of Law

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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Bastarache Moot team members were excited to meet Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin in Ottawa. Left to right: Dominique Gibson (2L), Trusha Dash (2L), Justice O’Bonsawin, Seth Lozinski (2L), and Marie Boyd (2L)

Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: Top-ranking Manitoba Bastarache team makes impact in French language moot

March 24, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law team competing at the Concours de Plaidoirie Michel-Bastarache at the University of Ottawa, March 17 – 19, 2023, earned much praise from judges and organizers when they took second-best pair overall and second and third-best oralists, especially since French is not the first language of any of the team members.

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Manitoba Laskin moot competition team 2023 of Megan Filyk, Eric Gagnon, Eric App, Matt Reimer, and Bradley Légaré

Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: Capturing the Spirit of the Laskin

March 3, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba’s 2023 Laskin Moot team proudly took home the Spirit of the Laskin Award, and finished in the Top 6 for their factum after competing in the annual bilingual competition held February 23, 24, and 25 at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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Faculty of Law team for the Canadian National Negotiations Competition 2023

Faculty of Law

Moot Report 2023: Success at Canadian National Negotiation Competition

March 3, 2023 — 
Three University of Manitoba Faculty of Law teams from Robson Hall put in extremely strong performances at the seventh annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC). The team of Chris Dick and Kennedy Pinette won second place in the inaugural French stream of the competition, an accomplishment that is all the more significant given the fact that four out of the six teams participating in French were from Québec. In the English stream, Ramsay Hall and Samantha Harvey placed third, and Benjamin Leahy and Jodi Plenert also performed at an extremely high level in a very talented field of 18 teams. This year, the CNNC was held at McGill University, Faculty of Law in Montreal on February 24 and 25, 2023.

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Sarah Sharp (3L) (left) and Aiyana McKenzie (3L) (right) take a moment mid-moot at the 2023 MacIntyre Cup trial advocacy moot held in Calgary. Photo by Chantal Boutin.

Faculty of Law

MOOT REPORT: Strong performances by Team Manitoba at MacIntyre Cup

February 15, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba was proudly and exceptionally represented by Sarah Sharp (3L) and Aiyana McKenzie (3L) in last weekend’s MacIntyre Cup held in Calgary (Feb 9 – 11, 2023).

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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law proud to host Canadian Division of Jessup International Moot

February 3, 2023 — 
This year marks the 50th anniversary since Canadian law schools first started hosting the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s annual Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament in 1973. The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law has the distinctive honour of hosting this Canadian leg of the world’s largest moot court competition over the weekend of February 23 to 25, 2023 at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel.

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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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