Events

Oct
21
Mon
Business Law Group presents: Dan Torbiak on personal finance for young lawyers @ Moot B, Robson Hall
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Robson Hall Business Law Group presents:

Dan Torbiak on Personal Finance for Young Lawyers/Professionals

PLEASE RSVP if attending.

Oct
23
Wed
Mishpatim: An Info Session on the Israel & International Law program @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Oct 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This info session is a repeat of the one held on Oct. 2nd. Applications are now open for the 10th annual Israel & International Law program, with a deadline of Feb. 15, 2020. The program runs May 4 – 25, 2020.

Poster 2020 Information Session

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Seminar Series @ Room 206 Robson Hall
Oct 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Public seminars are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless specified otherwise.

Please visit the series website for details.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Seminar Series @ Robson Hall 224 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB
Oct 23 @ 6:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 8:00 PM

Public seminars are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless specified otherwise.
View the full event details here: http://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/law/event/sexual-and-reproductive-rights-seminar-series-6/

Oct
24
Thu
Advocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda – a conversation with Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony @ Moot Courtroom - A, Robson Hall
Oct 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

*NOTE: Change of Date to Oct. 24*

Advocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda – a conversation with Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony

On June 17, 2019, the Ugandan Cabinet finally signed into law the transitional justice policy. This comes more than 10 years after the conflict between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) stopped and after 10 years of advocacy by civil society groups and human rights activists. Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony are two of those activists and also the subjects of a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ododo Wa, Our Stories. This panel will include Grace and Evelyn and other commentators. 

Oct
25
Fri
Diversity in Law: Pizza Lunch @ Room 206, Robson Hall
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DLG Members*: Come join DLG for a free pizza lunch and get to know other members of the group. This lunch gives you an opportunity to hear what’s planned for this year and to give input on future events.
*Non-members can still join for the year for $5 – just bring it with you when you come.
Pizza will be served, including vegetarian. Additional dietary restrictions will be accommodated provided you contact the DLG prior to October 23rd.
Contact Breanna Sheppard at sheppar1@myumanitoba.ca
Pre-Conference Talk: Schulich Law’s Adelina Iftene on Aging Prisoners @ Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall
Oct 25 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-conference Talk:

Adelina Iftene, Schulich Law

Punished for Aging: Vulnerability, Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Penitentiaries

Dr. Iftene will discuss her new book. Built around the experiences of older prisoners, Punished for Aging looks at the challenges individuals face in Canadian penitentiaries and their struggles for justice. Through firsthand accounts and quantitative data drawn from extensive interviews, this book brings forward the experiences of federally incarcerated people living their “golden years” behind bars. These experiences show the limited ability of the system to respond to heightened needs, while also raising questions about how international and national laws and policies are applied, and why they fail to ensure the safety and well-being of incarcerated individuals. In so doing, Adelina Iftene explores the shortcomings of institutional processes, prison-monitoring mechanisms, and legal remedies available in courts and tribunals, which leave prisoners vulnerable to rights abuses.

Some of the problems addressed in this book are not new; however, the demographic shift and the increase in people dying in prisons after long, inadequately addressed illnesses, with few release options, adds a renewed sense of urgency to reform. Working from the interview data, contextualized by participants’ lived experiences, and building on previous work, Iftene seeks solutions for such reform, which would constitute a significant step forward not only in protecting older prisoners, but in consolidating the status of incarcerated individuals as holders of substantive rights.

Oct
26
Sat
Criminal Justice and Evidentiary Thresholds in Canada: the last ten years @ Robson Hall Moot Courtroom
Oct 26 @ 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Conference Overview

‘Legal knowledge’ and ‘knowing’ in in the courtroom, often referred to as the law of evidence, has undergone radical transformation over the last ten years. 2019 marks the ten year anniversary of the landmark case of R v Grant, which reoriented the test for exclusion of evidence at trial due to the state’s Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms breaches as a balancing act in which the seriousness of the state conduct is measured, and on which the impact on the protected interest of accused persons were used to assess whether evidence should be excluded or included in a trial based on society’s interests in the adjudication of the merits of the criminal matter.  What does the conception of knowledge mean in modern criminal legal proceedings? How has knowing and constructing criminal responsibility changed in the legal context over the last ten years in light of changes in evidence law, conceptions of vulnerability and enhanced digital and informational connectivity? How do we visualize criminality in the information age? This conference aims to discuss and unpack these questions.

Most persons resident in Canada understand that to be found criminally responsible when accused of a criminal offence, the Crown must prove the physical and mental elements of the offence against an accused person beyond a reasonable doubt. The corpus of that assessment is based on documents, testimony, objects and items that are admitted into the proceedings. Their relevance, materiality and inculpatory and exculpatory nature must be weighed and assessed.   Unparalleled connectivity, state surveillance capabilities, Canada’s commitment to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and anxieties pertaining to large scale security calamities (like terror events) have altered the landscape in which crime is investigated, and in which evidence is subsequently discovered, and admitted.  The discovery of evidence and its admission at trial are the building blocks of legal knowledge in the investigative and trial processes, and changes in these processes could well have dramatic effects in respect of the construction of criminal responsibility.

We welcome scholars, students and practitioners of criminal law (lawyers and judges) together for this conference about the latest knowledge developments in the criminal law and cognate disciplines.

 

Keynote Speaker

Professor Kent Roach

 

Registration

Please register for this conference at the Robson Crim website here.

Oct
29
Tue
Outlaws-SOGIC Student Reception @ 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oct 29 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MLSA Student Groups Outlaws and SOGIC are hosting a student reception on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of 444 St. Mary’s Ave.

Oct
30
Wed
Sexual and Reproductive Rights Seminar Series @ Room 206 Robson Hall
Oct 30 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Public seminars are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless specified otherwise.

Please visit the series website for details.