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Faculty of Law

Expansion of University Law Clinic services to help more Manitobans get Access to Justice

May 20, 2022 — 
While the partnership between the Faculty of Law and Legal Aid Manitoba in relation to the UMCLC has existed for nearly 50 years, in the past few years, the leadership of both organizations has identified a need to strengthen that relationship

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Faculty of Law

University of Manitoba’s Dean of Law appointed to Independent Advisory Board for SCC Judicial Appointments

May 16, 2022 — 
Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, has been appointed as a member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments

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Faculty of Law

An Indigenous Oral History Reader moves law student training towards reconciliation

May 11, 2022 — 
A course introducing law students to the oral history of Indigenous peoples in relation to legal systems has now been made a part of the permanent curriculum at Robson Hall. Materials used throughout the course have been compiled into a single volume and published as a comprehensive resource for the use of educators, scholars and students. An Indigenous Oral History Reader, edited by Dr. Bryan Schwartz, with assistance from several credited student editors was published March 18, 2022 and is available online through the University of Alberta Libraries and on a not-for-profit basis at amazon.ca.

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Faculty of Law

Vickar gift to transform clinical space at Robson Hall

April 22, 2022 — 
Thanks to a generous gift from alum L. Kerry Vickar [LL.B./1980], The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba (UM Law) will finally have a physical space to house its business clinics. Room 113 will now be known as the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. Vickar’s gift of $500,000 will help to transform a large former storage room in Robson Hall’s lower level into a modern, practicing clinic complete with board rooms, offices, incubator spaces, private virtual consultation booths and workspace for law students to learn the practice of law in a hands-on environment. Meanwhile, the law school’s expanded clinical learning opportunities will also benefit from the re-invented learning space.

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Faculty of Law

Law students raise funds and awareness for Trans ID clinic

March 30, 2022 — 
The Trans ID Clinic, operated through Rainbow Resource Centre and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), provides free legal support to trans and non-binary people who seek to legally change their names and/or gender marker on their provincial or federal IDs

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Faculty of Law

Robson Hall student spaces to receive major upgrades

March 23, 2022 — 
The Manitoba Law Students Association and the Faculty of Law are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to use Law Student Endowment Funds to enhance student-facing spaces in Robson Hall.

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Faculty of Law

Expansion of University Law Centre services to help more Manitobans get Access to Justice

March 12, 2022 — 
'By expanding our civil, administrative, and family law capabilities the students, in conjunction with Legal Aid Manitoba we will provide more services to more people than ever before'

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Faculty of Law

Securing commitment: Tenure granted to law professors Curran and Ireland

January 25, 2022 — 
Assistant Professors David Ireland and Bruce Curran at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law have been officially granted tenure, commencing July 1, 2022. The Faculty could not be more proud of these two deserving and hard-working scholars who have contributed so much to putting Robson Hall on the map of legal research in Canada.

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Faculty of Law

Reflecting on a year of change, Faculty of Law looks towards bright future

December 23, 2021 — 
Another year of virtual teaching and learning has passed, another Spring graduating class of law students endured final exams, convocation ceremonies, grad celebrations and commencement of articles in front of a screen at home. Another cohort of 1L students were introduced to law school virtually. Professors spent another year recording and uploading lectures, staring at boxes on screens hoping students were behind them, heeding the lessons. At some point, everyone wondered where the community was and what was happening at Robson Hall?

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Faculty of Law

Running down a dream – of law school

December 16, 2021 — 
Since being appointed Dean of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law on July 1, 2021, Dr. Richard Jochelson has been working non-stop to chip away at the iceberg-sized pile of much-needed upgrades to be made at Western Canada’s oldest law school. His efforts are already yielding significant results after nearly six months, especially in curriculum upgrades, addressing Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #28, expanding externship and clinical opportunities, hiring much-needed faculty and staff, and deepening relationships between the Faculty and the broader legal community. It’s hard to think of where the Faculty might be today if he had pursued a Master’s in Zoology instead of Law.

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