Events

Feb
1
Wed
Desautels Research Colloquium @ Faculty Lounge, Robson Hall
Feb 1 @ 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Desautels Research Colloquium @ Faculty Lounge, Robson Hall

The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law is hosting a noon-hour Research Colloquium for Business Law Professors and Practicing Professionals on Wednesday, February 1st in the Faculty Lounge.

Feb
23
Thu
Jessup Moot 2023 – Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day
Jessup Moot 2023 - Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law is pleased to host the Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The competition will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Winnipeg, February 23 – 25.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries.  It provides law students with the opportunity to prepare written and oral arguments on complex issues of public international law involving hypothetical cases before the International Court of Justice.

The Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament has been hosted by a Canadian law school annually since 1973. Teams from every Canadian law school, both civil and common law, are eligible to compete.  Typically the winning two team(s) move on to the White & Case International Rounds, held each spring in Washington, D.C.,  see the Global Jessup website for more details.

Visit the Canadian Division website.

Feb
24
Fri
Jessup Moot 2023 – Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day
Jessup Moot 2023 - Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law is pleased to host the Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The competition will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Winnipeg, February 23 – 25.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries.  It provides law students with the opportunity to prepare written and oral arguments on complex issues of public international law involving hypothetical cases before the International Court of Justice.

The Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament has been hosted by a Canadian law school annually since 1973. Teams from every Canadian law school, both civil and common law, are eligible to compete.  Typically the winning two team(s) move on to the White & Case International Rounds, held each spring in Washington, D.C.,  see the Global Jessup website for more details.

Visit the Canadian Division website.

Feb
25
Sat
Jessup Moot 2023 – Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel
Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day
Jessup Moot 2023 - Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament @ Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law is pleased to host the Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2023 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The competition will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Winnipeg, February 23 – 25.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries.  It provides law students with the opportunity to prepare written and oral arguments on complex issues of public international law involving hypothetical cases before the International Court of Justice.

The Canadian Division Qualifying Tournament has been hosted by a Canadian law school annually since 1973. Teams from every Canadian law school, both civil and common law, are eligible to compete.  Typically the winning two team(s) move on to the White & Case International Rounds, held each spring in Washington, D.C.,  see the Global Jessup website for more details.

Visit the Canadian Division website.

Mar
11
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System Seminar
Mar 11 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

Stacey Soldier
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

SAVE THE DATES: March 11th and 18th, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register for this workshop

Course Description:
There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

  • Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar will assist students and lawyers in learning about and understanding the interplay between the history of legislation in Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and the current Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will discuss Gladue reports, community justice committees, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers
This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

  • Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours
  • Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.
Mar
18
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System Seminar
Mar 18 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

Stacey Soldier
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

SAVE THE DATES: March 11th and 18th, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register for this workshop

Course Description:
There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

  • Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar will assist students and lawyers in learning about and understanding the interplay between the history of legislation in Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and the current Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will discuss Gladue reports, community justice committees, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers
This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

  • Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours
  • Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.
Mar
21
Tue
Faculty Council meeting @ See emails from Dean's Office
Mar 21 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For Faculty Members and invited guests.

Mar
22
Wed
Faculty EDI workshop: “Introduction to Identity, Power, Privilege and Bias in Teaching and Learning” @ Online
Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The Faculty of Law is hosting a virtual EDI training workshop for Faculty & Staff on Wednesday, March 22, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Robin Attas from the UM Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will give a workshop called “Introduction to Identity, Power, Privilege and Bias in Teaching and Learning”.

Registration for Faculty & Staff coming soon.

Jun
20
Tue
Faculty Council meeting @ See emails from Dean's Office
Jun 20 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For Faculty Members and invited guests.