Events

Nov
22
Wed
MLRC Talk: Dr. Doug Coulson, “Threat Construction and the Migration of Whiteness in U.S. Naturalization Law during the Early 20th Century” @ Rm 308 Robson Hall
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MLRC Talk: Dr. Doug Coulson, "Threat Construction and the Migration of Whiteness in U.S. Naturalization Law during the Early 20th Century" @ Rm 308 Robson Hall | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada

This talk will be via Skype.

Doug Coulson is an Assistant Professor in the Rhetoric Division of the English Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where his research and teaching focuses on legal rhetoric and writing, argumentation, and the history and theory of rhetoric. Before entering academia, he spent nearly a decade as a practicing litigator in the United States. His first book, Race, Nation, and Refuge: The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases, was published by SUNY Press on October 1 of this year. He has also published scholarly articles in the Yale Journal of Law and the HumanitiesRhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, and the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and he continues to author annual updates to legal practice guides regarding business and commercial litigation.

Critical Conversations: The Right to Water and Sanitation in First Nation Communities @ Room 206 Robson Hall
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This free public seminar series, which can also be taken by law and graduate students for three credits through law or soil sciences, will be offered at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless otherwise specified.

Sept. 13, 2017: An Overview of the Scope of the Problem and Legal Frameworks (Prof. Karen Busby)
Required reading for students: Gunn, White et al., Bradford
Suggested reading: Human Rights Watch, Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening:  Redsky, Settee, Global

Sept. 20: Decolonizing Methodologies (Dr. Josée Lavoie) and Working with Communities to Identify Problems and Solutions (Wendy Ross)
Required reading: Craft (2017), Bharadwaj, O’Gorman
Suggested reading: Black, Waldner, Human Rights Watch, or David Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening: Lavallée, Bharadwaj

Sept. 27: Why do water and sanitation problems persist and what is the way forward? (speaker to be confirmed) and Where are we now and where should we be headed? (TBC)
Required reading: Macintosh
Suggested reading:  AFN, Taylor
Suggested listening: Winnipeg Free Press

Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.: Contaminants in Drinking Water Sources in First Nations (Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst & Dr. Ayush Kumar)
* Registered students will meet from 2-3 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Farenhorst, Fernand, Li
Suggested reading: WWFC, Black

Oct. 11: Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin: Indigenous water law (Prof. Aimée Craft) and Canadian Constitutional Law and Statutory Approaches (Prof. Karen Busby)
* Registered students will meet from 3-3:45 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Craft (2014)
Suggested reading: Busby, Busby, Chalifour, Meier, Schif, Jeffords, R. Anderson,
Suggested listening: Borrows

Oct. 18: Consent and Collaboration (speaker to be confirmed) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (speaker to be confirmed)
Required reading: Gunn, Beck
Suggested listening: Phare

Oct. 25: Getting People to Care (Dr. Katherine Starzyk)
Required reading: Clement
Suggested reading: Boyd
Suggested listening: Failler et al.

Nov. 1Political Organizing, Litigation, and Resistance (speakers to be confirmed)
Required reading: OIWWC
Suggested reading: K. Anderson, Cave, McGregor, Ipperwash Inquiry
Suggested listening: Milton Lightening

Nov. 8: The Human Rights Watch Campaign (Amanda Klasing)
Required reading: Human Rights Watch
Suggested reading: David Suzuki
Suggested listening: Human Rights Watch

Nov. 15: Thinking About Strategies (Dr. Melanie O’Gorman)
Required reading: O’Gorman, Perry
Suggested listening: Redsky

Nov: 22: Student presentations

Nov: 29: Student presentations

Reading list

Nov
29
Wed
Critical Conversations: The Right to Water and Sanitation in First Nation Communities @ Room 206 Robson Hall
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This free public seminar series, which can also be taken by law and graduate students for three credits through law or soil sciences, will be offered at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless otherwise specified.

Sept. 13, 2017: An Overview of the Scope of the Problem and Legal Frameworks (Prof. Karen Busby)
Required reading for students: Gunn, White et al., Bradford
Suggested reading: Human Rights Watch, Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening:  Redsky, Settee, Global

Sept. 20: Decolonizing Methodologies (Dr. Josée Lavoie) and Working with Communities to Identify Problems and Solutions (Wendy Ross)
Required reading: Craft (2017), Bharadwaj, O’Gorman
Suggested reading: Black, Waldner, Human Rights Watch, or David Suzuki Foundation
Suggested listening: Lavallée, Bharadwaj

Sept. 27: Why do water and sanitation problems persist and what is the way forward? (speaker to be confirmed) and Where are we now and where should we be headed? (TBC)
Required reading: Macintosh
Suggested reading:  AFN, Taylor
Suggested listening: Winnipeg Free Press

Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.: Contaminants in Drinking Water Sources in First Nations (Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst & Dr. Ayush Kumar)
* Registered students will meet from 2-3 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Farenhorst, Fernand, Li
Suggested reading: WWFC, Black

Oct. 11: Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin: Indigenous water law (Prof. Aimée Craft) and Canadian Constitutional Law and Statutory Approaches (Prof. Karen Busby)
* Registered students will meet from 3-3:45 p.m. to discuss research papers.
Required reading: Craft (2014)
Suggested reading: Busby, Busby, Chalifour, Meier, Schif, Jeffords, R. Anderson,
Suggested listening: Borrows

Oct. 18: Consent and Collaboration (speaker to be confirmed) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (speaker to be confirmed)
Required reading: Gunn, Beck
Suggested listening: Phare

Oct. 25: Getting People to Care (Dr. Katherine Starzyk)
Required reading: Clement
Suggested reading: Boyd
Suggested listening: Failler et al.

Nov. 1Political Organizing, Litigation, and Resistance (speakers to be confirmed)
Required reading: OIWWC
Suggested reading: K. Anderson, Cave, McGregor, Ipperwash Inquiry
Suggested listening: Milton Lightening

Nov. 8: The Human Rights Watch Campaign (Amanda Klasing)
Required reading: Human Rights Watch
Suggested reading: David Suzuki
Suggested listening: Human Rights Watch

Nov. 15: Thinking About Strategies (Dr. Melanie O’Gorman)
Required reading: O’Gorman, Perry
Suggested listening: Redsky

Nov: 22: Student presentations

Nov: 29: Student presentations

Reading list

Dec
5
Tue
Last Day of Classes
Dec 5 all-day
Dec
8
Fri
Exams
Dec 8 – Dec 21 all-day
Jan
18
Thu
Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Dr. Benjamin Geva, “Money and Payments Digitization: Evolution, Revolution and the Law” @ 200B Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Dr. Benjamin Geva, "Money and Payments Digitization: Evolution, Revolution and the Law" @ 200B Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada

Dr. Benjamin Geva discusses Digital Currencies in his talk, “Money and Payments Digitization: Evolution, Revolution and the Law.”

Dr. Geva is a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He specializes in commercial, financial and banking law, particularly in payment and credit instruments, fund transfers, electronic banking, central banking, and the regulation of the payment system. He obtained his LLB  (cum laude) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1970) and his LLM and SJD at Harvard, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982. He has been on the Osgoode faculty since 1977. He practised with Blake, Cassels and Graydon in Toronto and is now counsel with Torys where he is a member of the Payments and Cards Practice Group. Read more.

Jan
25
Thu
Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series: Professor Bruce MacDougall, “The Law of Mistake as Third-Party Protection” @ 200B Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series: Professor Bruce MacDougall, "The Law of Mistake as Third-Party Protection" @ 200B Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada

Professor Bruce MacDougall speaks on the Law of Contracts in his talk, “The Law of Mistake as Third Party Protection.”

Professor MacDougall was called to the Bar of B.C. in 1990. He joined the Allard School of Law as Assistant Professor in 1988. He was Associate Professor from 1996-2002. He has been Professor of Law since 2002. Professor MacDougall studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Gerald Le Dain from 1986-87. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1993, and Distinguished Research Fellow at King’s College, London, in 2001. Professor MacDougall has also practised law in Toronto and Vancouver. Read More.

Feb
7
Wed
TDS Student Event. Details to come…. @ TDS event Across the Board Cafe
Feb 7 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

More details to come.
Time TBA…..

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