Course number: LAW 3824
Manitoba Law Journal
The Manitoba Law Journal has existed for over half a century. Since 2010, it has had a well-defined mission, which is to focus on legal developments in Manitoba of special interest to Manitoba (such as Indigenous law, minority language rights and criminal law). Within that overall identity, it has five distinct subareas in which it will be regularly publishing special issues: developments in the courts; legislation, public policy and democratic reform; the criminal law annual; Indigenous law; and the legal profession. Students who work throughout the year can acquire a credit for working on the MLJ. Expected work includes editing, liaison with writers, and sometimes original research and writing. Admission to the course is by approval of the instructor.
The MLJ is working on two exciting projects for 2018-2019 in which MLJ students can make important contributions as researchers and authors as well as editors.
One is the “Changing Face of the Legal Profession” project. The MLJ will be starting a period set of issues on how legal practice is rapidly involving. It has commissioned essays already on topics like collaborative practice, online dispute resolution, para-professionals and alternate service models. Students working for the MLJ will have a chance to work on some further original essays that will allow them to explain, contextualize and evaluate other emerging trends in the legal profession. This will help them to better understand the future of the legal profession. For more information please visit http://themanitobalawjournal.com
The other project is the Chief Justice Robson Biography. Hugh Amos Robson is the founder of modern legal education in Manitoba. 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the law school moving to Robson Hall, named in his honour, and the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, an event that Robson was closely involved with. The MLJ expects to produce a special issue, which will be read widely in the profession, on Robson’s life and works. Robson participated in many events of ongoing interest and importance to this province: including the development of Manitoba Hydro, the establishment of a Federal Board of Commerce, as well as provincial politics. As a judge and lawyer he made significant contributions to the development of legal education and the law, and has many publications and written decisions concerning areas such as corporate, family, criminal and refugee law. Students working on this project will learn about Manitoba’s legal history and have the opportunity to reflect on how the law and legal education has developed. For more information please visit http://themanitobalawjournal.com
The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law was inaugurated in 2000, and is currently ranked among the top 10 specialized law journals in Canada and top 10 trade law peer-reviewed trade law journals in the world. Students who work throughout the year can acquire a credit for working on the Asper Review. Expected work includes editing, liaison with writers, and sometimes original research and writing. Admission to the course is by approval of the Instructor.
Applications should include C.V., transcript, and one or two paragraphs explaining what skills and interests the applicant would bring. Applications should be sent to Larissa.Feir@umanitoba.ca, cc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals as to the topics and scope of required work must be submitted and approved before registration into this course is permitted.
INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Schwartz