Events

Feb
25
Mon
CARL Robson Hall presents: David Matas and Friends @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CARL Robson Hall presents: David Matas and Friends @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall

CARL Robson Hall presents:

International Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Law: A Discussion with David Matas and Friends

Date: February 25th
Time: 12-1
Location: Moot B

Please join us!

CARL Robson Hall is the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law chapter of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

Feb
26
Tue
FLF Practitioner’s Panel Discussion @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Feminist Legal Forum will host a Practitioner’s Panel Discussion on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12 noon in Moot Courtroom B.

Panelists include:

  • Justice Annette Horst
  • Natasha Brown
  • Heather Kemkaran-Antymniuk
  • Stacey Soldier
  • Joëlle Pastora Sala
  • Jessica Dillon
Feb
27
Wed
Documentary Film Screening: Water Warriors @ Moot Courtroom
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Environmental Law Student Group and Level Justice invite the Robson Hall community to attend a screening of short documentary film Water Warriors.

Water Warriors is the story of a New Brunswick community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. Please learn more about the film here.

Wed. Feb. 27, 12 – 1pm in Moot Courtroom B.

An Evening with Women Judges @ Common Room, Robson Hall
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event requires registration and has limited spots. Please see info below.

In 2015 the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ) began a programme to put a human face on the judiciary. “An Evening with Women Judges” was hosted at 10 law schools across Canada, Robson Hall being one of the first schools.

Because of its success, the CCIAWJ has made this an annual event, making sure that all law schools have an opportunity to engage. Robson Hall was selected in 2017 and again for this year (2018/2019).

The evening will be hosted jointly by the Dean’s Office and the CCIAWJ. A panel of 4 judges, Justice Janice leMaistre from the Court of Appeal; Justice Brenda Keyser (QB General) and Justice Annette Horst (QB Family) from the Court of Queen’s Bench; and Judge Tracy Lord from the Provincial Court.

The evening will include dinner and an opportunity to meet with the judges in a more relaxed setting.

This event is open to 24 women law student in 2nd and 3rd year. Please sign up at the Dean’s Office to ensure your seat.

If you attended the Evening with Women Judges in 2017 and are interested in attending this year, your name will be added to a wait list, giving first opportunity to those who have not previously attended.

Feb
28
Thu
Guth Visiting Lecture in Legal History: John P.S. McLaren @ Robson Hall
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Annual DeLloyd J. Guth Visiting Lecture in Legal History:
Dr. John P.S. McLaren
Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dr. John P.S. McLaren is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. Among his various accomplishments, Professor McLaren is the author of numerous legal history monographs and articles with a focus on colonial law, social justice, cultural diversity, religion, and public morality. He also co-founded the Canadian Law and Society Association.  The title of his talk will be: “Lawyers in the ‘slammer’ and in Hiding: The Price of Advocating for Unpopular Causes at the British Columbia Bar, 1900-1940”.

Lunch will follow in the Common Room.

Mar
1
Fri
Laskin Moot 2019 @ Manitoba Law Courts
Mar 1 all-day
Laskin Moot 2019 @ Manitoba Law Courts

Robson Hall is pleased to host the Laskin Moot on March 1 – 2, 2019 at the Manitoba Law Courts building, 408 York Ave.

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law welcomes judges, practitioners and 19 teams of law students from across Canada to the appellate moot competition.

The Laskin Moot is named in honour of the late Right Honourable Boris Laskin, Chief Justice of Canada from 1973 to 1984. The Moot focuses on the areas of administrative and constitutional law, which were especially important to Chief Justice Laskin.

The moot is bilingual in that at least one mooter from each team must make both oral and written submissions in each official language.

The Chief Justices of the Manitoba Courts and their staff are graciously committing time and effort to assisting with this prestigious competition at the downtown law courts building.

Orlando Da Silva – Fostering Support: Mental Health Among Lawyers @ Moot Courtroom B
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Orlando Da Silva of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General will speak to students on March 1st at noon regarding Mental Health Among Lawyers.

Da Silva’s lecture will cover a variety of topics related to mental health including the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the legal profession and his own struggles with depression. Additionally, he will provide tools to help law students and lawyers maintain wellness.

Mar
2
Sat
Laskin Moot 2019 @ Manitoba Law Courts
Mar 2 all-day
Laskin Moot 2019 @ Manitoba Law Courts

Robson Hall is pleased to host the Laskin Moot on March 1 – 2, 2019 at the Manitoba Law Courts building, 408 York Ave.

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law welcomes judges, practitioners and 19 teams of law students from across Canada to the appellate moot competition.

The Laskin Moot is named in honour of the late Right Honourable Boris Laskin, Chief Justice of Canada from 1973 to 1984. The Moot focuses on the areas of administrative and constitutional law, which were especially important to Chief Justice Laskin.

The moot is bilingual in that at least one mooter from each team must make both oral and written submissions in each official language.

The Chief Justices of the Manitoba Courts and their staff are graciously committing time and effort to assisting with this prestigious competition at the downtown law courts building.

FACL Presents: Lunar New Year Dim Sum Lunch @ Kum Koon Garden
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Western Chapter of Robson Hall and the Robson Hall Diversity in Law Group invite Robson Hall students to a Lunar New Year Dim Sum Lunch!

When: Sat. March 2, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Kum Koon Garden, 257 King Street, Winnipeg, MB

Why: It’s a great opportunity to network and meet other current and future legal professionals and have some good food at the same time!

How: Send Ingrid Ruiz (umruiz4@myumanitoba.ca) or Victoria Truong (truongv@myumanitoba.ca) a message by February 23, 2019.

Please note that the final cost of the lunch will be divided among attendees minus a subsidy from Robson Hall’s Diversity in Law Group (DLG)

Mar
4
Mon
Grad Photo Re-takes @ Common Room, Robson Hall
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day
Attention 3L class of 2019:
Retakes for grad photos will be happening on March 4th, 2019 in the common room. Please see the info package that was emailed to 3L students on Thurs. Feb 21st for details. Bookings can be made through the company’s online portal. If you cannot make it on this day, you can set up an appointment at Lifetouch’s studio by contacting them directly. If you do so, please indicate to them that you are with
the U of M Faculty of Law.

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