Faculty of Law COVID-19-related information: Updates for the Robson Hall Community

Please refer to the University of Manitoba COVID-19 (coronavirus) Updates webpage for the latest institutional updates from the University’s central administration that affect all students, faculty and staff. The UM has now added a COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates for students page containing FAQs for students specifically.

Meanwhile, each faculty has been experiencing its own unique issues because of the current situation. Below is important information for the Robson Hall Faculty of Law community. Please check back regularly for updates.


Convocation Spring 2020
UM is organizing an online Convocation Ceremony to take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, 2020. The Faculty of Law has been scheduled for the 9:30 a.m. time slot on Monday, June 29th. Graduating students from both the J.D. and LL.M. programs will be celebrated during that time. The full convocation schedule is here. Read information on Preparing for virtual convocation on the UM Today news site.


Remote Learning for Professors
In the wake of the announcement that classes will resume this fall in a virtual context, faculty members have come together to organize a number of webinars through the UM Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. These webinars are to help professors adapt to teaching in a remote-learning context. Please visit our Events calendar for dates.


Articling Recruitment for 2021-2022
In response to concerns from both students and the legal profession related to the economic and logistical challenges that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Law Society of Manitoba has made changes to the articling requirements to provide flexibility for both students and law firms as they navigate the articling period. Read the FAQs about the changes here.

An updated copy of the Manitoba Articling Recruitment Guidelines is now available here: Manitoba Articling Recruitment Guidelines (COVID-19 Edition)

Please contact lisa.griffin@umanitoba.ca with any questions.


Graduate Students (LL.M. and M.H.R.)
Updates for all UM graduate students from the Faculty of Graduate Studies are posted on the central UM Covid-19 Updates page.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies now has a COVID-19: Grading Options webpage with important information for graduate students.

  • LL.M. Students– Dr. Donn Short, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies will have been in touch with you on March 30 regarding how the pandemic might be affecting the program. In the meantime, any questions and concerns can be directed to Maria Tepper, Assistant to the Associate Dean (Research) at maria.tepper@umanitoba.ca
  • M.H.R. Students – Dr. Kjell Anderson, Director of the M.H.R. program will have been in contact with you about completing the term and any information regarding how the pandemic will affect your program. Please direct any questions to him at kjell.anderson@umanitoba.ca