MBA Legal Research Section presentation: Examining the value of an LL.M. @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The MBA Legal Research Section is co-hosting an event with the Robson Hall Career Development Office examining the value of undertaking a LL.M. degree. A panel of members from the legal community, including practitioners, academics and current students, will be sharing their experiences with undertaking a LL.M. degree and discussing the value that this graduate study work has had for their legal careers. The event will conclude with a Q & A session involving all panelists. Lunch will be provided.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Melanie Bueckert, LL.M., Legal Research Counsel, Manitoba Court of Appeal
  • Andrew MacSkimming, LL.M., Legal and Strategic Advisor, A.H. MacSkimming Law Office
  • Oluwaseyi Adebayo, LL.M. Student, Robson Hall Faculty of Law
  • Dr. Donn Short, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Robson Hall Faculty of Law


Robson Hall Focus Week on Indigenous Law and History @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall Faculty of Law
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm

Robson Hall Faculty of Law welcomes two very special guest speakers during the first week of March. Both are lawyers who have practiced, written and focused their respective life works in the areas of Indigenous Law and History.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall

The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series presents Jean Teillet, speaking on “Writing the History of Riel’s People.” Read more.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall

The 9th Annual DeLLoyd J. Guth Visiting Lecture on Legal History presents Hamar Foster Q.C., speaking on “Emily Carr’s Klee Wyck, Indigenous Activism & the Law on British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, 1906 – 1928.” Read more.

The Ninth Annual DeLloyd J. Guth Visiting Lecture on Legal History: Hamar Foster, Q.C., “Emily Carr’s Klee Wyck, Indigenous Activism & the Law on British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, 1906 – 1928” @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hamar FosterIndigenous land claims activity on the Nass and Skeena Rivers resulted in prosecutions and gaol terms. What actually happened? How to know? Whose story to trust? Whose law rules? 

Hamar Foster, Q.C., has worked for forty years as a research scholar and teacher, an expert witness and litigator. He will compare the Law’s evidence of  RCMP reports with the Artist’s perspective in “Kitwancool”, Emily Carr’s story in her famous book,  Klee Wyck (1941), a memoir of her travels in BC and of her encounters and relationships with First Nations people.

A member of the University of Victoria Faculty of Law since 1978, Hamar Foster was promoted to professor in 1993 and was associate dean from 1998 to 2000. Over the course of his legal career, he has been a Commonwealth Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of British Columbia, and together with two classmates, established the firm of Prowse, Williamson & Foster. While teaching at UVic, he continued to practice law part-time until the early 1990s, focusing primarily on criminal Legal Aid work. He has taught Legal Process, Property, Criminal Law, The Law of Evidence, Legal History and Aboriginal Law.

Professor Foster has written extensively on comparative criminal law, the legal history of the fur trade, BC legal history and Aboriginal law. Most recently he co-edited the collections: The British Columbia Court of Appeal, 1910-2010, a special issue of BC Studies (2009) with UVic Law colleague John McLaren and Wes Pue at UBC; The Grand Experiment: Law and Legal Culture in British Settler Societies (2008), with UVic Law colleague Benjamin Berger and A.L. Buck of Macquarie University in Australia; and Let Right Be Done: Aboriginal Title, the Calder Case, and the Future of Indigenous Rights (2007), with UVic Law colleagues Jeremy Webber and Heather Raven. An article recounting his experiences testifying as an expert witness in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. BC entitled “One Good Thing: Law, Elevator Etiquette and Aboriginal Rights Litigation in Canada”, was published in June 2010 in The Advocates’ Quarterly.

Professor Foster was a member of the Akitsiraq Law School faculty in Nunavut in 2002 and a resident Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society from 2000 to 2001. He is a founding member and director of the International Society for the Promotion of the Public Interest of Lawyer Independence.

Career Fair 2018 @ Fairmont Winnipeg
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MLSA Presents Networking Event
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Moot B
More info to come.

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