Events

Sep
15
Sun
Cocktails by C.A.R.L. featuring the Orontes Guitar Quartet @ Langside Grocery
Sep 15 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cocktails by CARL
featuring the Orontes Guitar Quartet

Langside Grocery (164 Langside Street, Winnipeg)
Sunday, September 15th 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Join CARL Robson Hall for an afternoon of artisan cocktails and fine music performed by the Orontes Guitar Quartet. After fleeing their home in Damascus Syria, the Orontes Guitar Quartet came to Canada under the Artist Protection Fund Fellows program, which supports threatened artists around the world. The quartet performs a diverse array of musical styles and aims to celebrate beauty through music. 100% of event proceeds will go towards supporting the quartet and a local refugee serving agency.

Tickets only $25 (includes one craft cocktail and admission) Event tickets & support tickets available by emailing carl.robsonhall@gmail.com or during lunch time ticket sales at Robson Hall Sept 9-13th

About CARL Robson Hall: We are a student chapter of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) housed at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba

Contact: Sarah McGuire, Vice-Chair, CARL Robson Hall at carl.robsonhall@gmail.com

Sep
18
Wed
Homecoming 2019: Robson Hall’s 50th Anniversary @ Robson Hall
Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

With great pleasure, the Dean of Law invites all Faculty of Law Alumni and current students to attend our Homecoming Celebration this fall. It will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at which we will commemorate the 50thanniversary of the official opening of Robson Hall as the home of the Faculty of Law on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba.

A reception will commence at 5:00 p.m. at Robson Hall (224 Dysart Road) followed by remarks, and the opening of a 50-year-old Time Capsule that was concealed in the building wall when Robson Hall was first opened. Alumni and guests will be invited to tour the building in the company of current law students, and reconnect with former classmates and faculty members.

Robson Hall is a relative newcomer to the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, having been officially opened in September, 1969, compared to the earliest buildings on campus (including Taché Hall and the Administration Building) which opened in 1912. For its first 55 years, the Manitoba Law School, as it was formerly known, was located in Winnipeg’s downtown area. By the mid-1960s, the law degree curriculum changed and the Faculty grew, leading to the decision to move to the Fort Garry Campus. Robson Hall was named after Hugh Amos Robson(1871 – 1945), an early founder of the Manitoba Law School, former Chief Justice of Manitoba, and politician.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Thursday, September 5, 2019 to lawdean@umanitoba.ca, and please advise of any dietary or mobility requirements.

Sep
25
Wed
Celebrating Student Achievement Reception @ Common Room, Robson Hall
Sep 25 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

By invitation.

Please RSVP to Marcia Kort by Sept. 16, 2019.

Sep
27
Fri
Supreme Court of Canada at Robson Hall @ Robson Hall
Sep 27 @ 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

The Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada will be meeting with all of Robson Hall’s law students on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus on the afternoon of Friday, September 27, 2019. This meeting will be an excellent learning opportunity for Manitoba’s Faculty of Law students.

Sep
29
Sun
Conference: Harnessing the Winds of Change in a Shifting Nuclear World @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Sep 29 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Dean of Law, Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is currently planning a conference for September 29-30, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. With the title Harnessing the Winds of Change in a Shifting Nuclear World, the conference will examine problems regarding nuclear safety/security, non-proliferation and disarmament, which continue to raise important legal and policy debates within the global community. The potentially harmful effect of issues arising out of these important matters makes it imperative to consider further legal and diplomatic consequences requiring a paradigm shift in how we approach, interpret, and apply this area of law.

Please mark your calendars. More details to come.

Sep
30
Mon
Conference: Harnessing the Winds of Change in a Shifting Nuclear World @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Sep 30 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Dean of Law, Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch is currently planning a conference for September 29-30, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. With the title Harnessing the Winds of Change in a Shifting Nuclear World, the conference will examine problems regarding nuclear safety/security, non-proliferation and disarmament, which continue to raise important legal and policy debates within the global community. The potentially harmful effect of issues arising out of these important matters makes it imperative to consider further legal and diplomatic consequences requiring a paradigm shift in how we approach, interpret, and apply this area of law.

Please mark your calendars. More details to come.

Oct
26
Sat
Criminal Justice and Evidentiary Thresholds in Canada: the last ten years @ Robson Hall Moot Courtroom
Oct 26 all-day

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

More details to come.

Nov
14
Thu
Federal Court of Canada Immigration Hearing @ Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall
Nov 14 all-day

The Federal Court of Canada will be hearing an Immigration matter in Winnipeg and will be using Robson Hall’s Moot Courtroom. Arrangements will be made for law students to attend this educational event.

More details to come.