Events

Oct
18
Tue
Visiting Scholar lecture: Illia Roskoshnyi on “Human-State Interaction in the Information Society” @ Moot Courtroom B
Oct 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Visiting Scholar lecture: Illia Roskoshnyi on "Human-State Interaction in the Information Society" @ Moot Courtroom B

Please join the Faculty of Law’s visiting scholar Illia Roskoshnyi, for a talk on “Human-State Interaction in the Information Society: International Agenda/Ukrainian Subtext” on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Moot Courtroom B.

Illia is one of two visiting academics from Ukraine, being hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. He is completing his PhD in law at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University on the topic of “Constitutional and Legal Principles of Human-State Interaction in the Informational Society.” His areas of research focus are in Constitutional, Municipal, Transportation, Consumer, Information, International, and Comparative Law. Of particular interest is Modern Technology of Human State Interaction. Illia’s list of publications can be seen on his faculty profile page.

Oct
21
Fri
6th Annual Commercial Law Symposium @ Zoom
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

The Canadian Commercial Law Symposium originated in a 2016 academic conference organized by the University of Saskatchewan College of Law to honour the distinguished 50-year teaching career of Professor Ronald (RonCuming. Inspired by that event, a group of conference participants launched the Commercial Law Symposium as an annual gathering of commercial law scholars rotating among Canadian law faculties.

The Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law is pleased to host this year’s conference on Zoom on Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT.

Please register for the conference using this form.

Oct
24
Mon
Access to Justice Week Oct 24 – 28
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day
Access to Justice Week Oct 24 - 28

Access to Justice Week 2022 will be the week of October 24 – 28. All events will be open to the public and free.

Visit the Faculty of Law’s Access to Justice page for full information about all the Manitoba events happening this week.

  1. Monday, Oct. 24: Panel on Alternative Dispute Resolution @ 12:00 p.m. online
  2. Tuesday, Oct. 25: “People-Centred Data Collection” @ 12:00 p.m. on Zoom
  3. Wednesday, Oct. 26: “Access to Justice Clinics and Organizations in Manitoba: Where law students assist with the A2J crisis” @ 12:00 p.m. on Zoom
  4. Friday, Oct. 28: Legal Services information session @ 12:00 p.m. online
Oct
25
Tue
Faculty Council meeting @ See emails from Dean's Office
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For Faculty Members and invited guests.

Oct
26
Wed
Access to Justice Clinics and Organizations in Manitoba: Where law students assist with the A2J crisis @ Zoom
Oct 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Access to Justice Clinics and Organizations in Manitoba: Where law students assist with the A2J crisis @ Zoom

Access to Justice Week 2022 will be the week of October 24 – 28. All events will be open to the public and free.

Please see our Access to Justice page for complete information about Manitoba’s events.

The Faculty of Law will partner with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association for the third annual National Access to Justice Week. Together, Manitoba will offer four free engaging virtual events open to the public.

On Wednesday, October 26, the Faculty of Law will host a panel discussion of different organizations that law students do work for while getting hands-on experiential training. Please join us for “Access to Justice Clinics and Organizations in Manitoba: Where law students assist with the A2J crisis” @ 12:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Register here.

Oct
27
Thu
Chief Justice of Manitoba Education Seminar: Rediscovering the Origins of Manitoba Law @ RBC Convention Centre
Oct 27 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Law Society of Manitoba presents a special Education Seminar, Context Matters: Rediscovering the Origins of Manitoba Law, in honour of the retirement of Chief Justice Richard Chartier.

October 27, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., RBC Convention Centre

Join the Chief Justice of Manitoba, Richard Chartier and special guest presenter, Professor Aimée Craft, for a fun and interactive exploration of the impact of historical events on the legal system in Manitoba and Canada.

Featuring a keynote address by Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer.

For full information, please visit the Law Society of Manitoba’s event registration page.

Oct
28
Fri
A visit with Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis @ Moot Courtroom A & B, Robson Hall
Oct 28 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a visit with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis.

Please mark your calendars for 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Registration to RSVP via Forms will be posted here shortly.

 

 

Nov
19
Sat
Solomon Greenberg Moot Trial Competition @ Moot Courtroom, Robson Hall
Nov 19 all-day

The Solomon Greenberg Trial Moot Competition has a long and illustrious tradition at Robson Hall. Over its more-than 50 year history, winners have included students who have gone on to become Court of Queen’s Bench Judges, Ministers of Justice and even a former Robson Hall Dean of Law, and current Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Harvey Sector.

We are pleased to announce the return of this intramural trial moot competition this fall. Winners of this competition will go on to represent the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law at the MacIntyre (Western) Cup, the finalists of which then go on to the national trial moot, the Sopinka Cup.

Nov
29
Tue
Faculty Council meeting @ See emails from Dean's Office
Nov 29 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For Faculty Members and invited guests.

Jan
21
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System Seminar
Jan 21 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

Stacey Soldier
Senior Associate
Cochrane Saxberg LLP

SAVE THE DATES: January 21 & 28, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Further information about registration and cost to come.

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.