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Faculty of Law

The importance of Mindfulness and Lawyer Well-Being

January 19, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is opening Robson Hall’s virtual doors to the entire legal community to attend a special session on Mindfulness on Monday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m. (CT). Western University’s Professor Thomas G.W. Telfer will speak to law students, faculty, staff, alumni and practicing legal professionals on the topic of “Mindfulness and Lawyer Well-Being.” This event is one of many mental health-oriented events on Robson Hall’s calendar throughout this second pandemic year.

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Faculty of Law

Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law in high gear for new year

January 18, 2022 — 
Since August, 2021, many of the goals set for the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law have been attained. A new website complete with social media presence launched this fall. A regular blog and a Western Canada case reporter prepared by law students under faculty supervision are underway. A for-credit Scholarly Publications course for the peer-reviewed Desautels Review of Private Enterprise and Law began with the fall term as an official part of the Law Faculty’s course calendar. And that is just the beginning.

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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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Rory Churchill-Henry [JD/2019] is the Admissions Officer at the Faculty of Law.

Faculty of Law

An essential service: Robson Hall’s Admissions & Financial Aid Office

December 14, 2021 — 
Becoming a lawyer starts with getting admitted to law school. It may be stating the obvious, but the Admissions Office at any university’s faculty of law is where many lawyers’ careers technically begin. The next practical matter is how admitted students are going to pay for their legal educations. Not everyone has the means to do so, even if they have the academic ability. Financial Aid and Awards is therefore the other essential part of a law school’s Admissions Office to help law students complete their degrees.

Law students in Vancouver for recruitment interviews

Faculty of Law

Every month is Career Month!

November 17, 2021 — 
November may be officially designated as national career month, but staff and students at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law work hard year-round to ensure graduating students have career options lined up as they near their respective finish lines.

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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law moves forward with plans for the future of the Desautels Centre

August 27, 2021 — 
Exciting news is on the horizon at Robson Hall for students and scholars of private enterprise law. The Faculty of Law is home to the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law, the focus of which is to develop a multi-faceted and clinical approach to understanding private businesses, with law and business being the two pillars of the practice and area of study.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law announces plan for 2021 fall term

August 13, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba will be returning to virtual classes this fall, beginning with a virtual First Year Orientation September 2 and 3, 2021.

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Faculty of Law

Law professor’s dedication to research garners recognition

August 6, 2021 — 
While the pandemic kept the world isolated, Associate Professor Virginia Torrie had an excellent research year in 2020. The result of her output efforts was a well-deserved University of Manitoba 2020 Merit Award.

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Cover of the Banking and Finance Law Review vol. 36 no. 2

Faculty of Law

UM Law Students, Associate Dean (JD) behind globally-recognized law review

July 16, 2021 — 
Published by Thomson Reuters, the internationally respected niche peer-reviewed law journal, Banking & Finance Law Review has of late been edited by the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law’s new Associate Dean (Juris Doctor program) Virginia Torrie, with help from a growing number of law students diligently working out of a virtual Robson Hall. Joined by students from several other law schools it is a truly collaborative experience.

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Headshots of New Dean of Law Richard Jochelson, Associate Dean JD program Virginia Torrie and Associate Dean Research Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Familiar faces form new team at Faculty of Law Dean’s Office

June 29, 2021 — 
The newly appointed Dean of Law, Dr. Richard Jochelson, welcomes to the “Dean Team” at the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean, Dr. Virginia Torrie. Dr. Donn Short continues as Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies until June 30, 2024. Dr. Torrie’s term begins July 1, 2021 lasting until June 30, 2026.

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