Events

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.

3L Negotiation Competition
Nov 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

3L Negotiations from 6-9 p.m.

Nov
30
Wed
Law(yer) Strong @ Common Room, Robson Hall
Nov 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tamara McCaffrey and some volunteers from Law(yer) Strong will be in the Common Room this upcoming Wednesday Nov 30 at noon.  Feel free to drop in, grab some food, and talk to the wonderfully supportive Law(yer) Strong peer support team.

To learn more about Law(yer) Strong, check out their website at: Home – Law(yer) Strong (lawyerstrong-mb.ca)

Dec
1
Thu
IP & Technology Law Group: Panel on practicing IP & Tech Law @ Room 204, Robson Hall
Dec 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The IP & Technology Law Group is hosting a panel on practicing IP & Technology Law featuring TDS lawyers (and Robson Hall alumni) Chimwemwe Undi [JD/2020], Kendall Dyck [JD/2019], Silvia de Souza [LLB/1993], and Deborah Yeboah [JD/2019, McGill].

RSVP via email to Booker Zhang.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

Dec
8
Thu
Master of Human Rights Practicum Symposium
Dec 8 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Master of Human Rights Practicum Symposium

The MHR Practicum Symposium is an annual part of the MHR program where students taking the Practicum stream share the substance of their major papers coming out of their hands-on work experiences.

View the Symposium Program (pdf)

Webinar: Rod Senft Lecture in Family Business Law – Sprague Richardson @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law is pleased to host the The Rod Senft Lecture in Family Business Law as a webinar through the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship Webinar Series.

When subsequent generations of highly successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses, the intergenerational knowledge they bring with them can greatly assist them as they grow and build their new business – particularly when that business is highly specialized and operates within a highly regulated environment. The family-owned business is a very large part of the Manitoba economy and for the most part is a very successful framework for business.

The birth of Western Canadian Aerial (WCA) represents the third generation of the Richardson family embarking on a successful private enterprise and presents an intriguing and rare Canadian / Manitoba story.

In 2016, Sprague Richardson purchased Ken Kane Aerial Spray, a recognized leader in the Manitoba agricultural aviation business. An agriculture pilot himself, Sprague has successfully grown WCA into Canada’s largest aerial application/crop protection company, with expansion into forestry protection in Ontario and Quebec. WCA now works more areas across the prairies than ever before, while continuing to expand forestry protection in Ontario and Quebec .

Join us for the latest installment of the Rod Senft Lecture in Family Business Law Series entitled “Family Business – The Next Generation”. In this webinar, Sprague Richardson owner/President will take us on the Western Canadian Aerial journey from purchase to growth, the challenges faced, the regulatory complexities and legal requirements of the industry, and how intergenerational knowledge and family support assisted in building a successful company.

Please RSVP if you wish to attend this webinar. A Zoom link will be sent 1 day before the event starts.

Jan
18
Wed
Law(yer) Strong @ Common Room, Robson Hall
Jan 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tamara McCaffrey and some volunteers from Law(yer) Strong will be in the Common Room this upcoming Wednesday Nov 30 at noon.  Feel free to drop in, grab some food, and talk to the wonderfully supportive Law(yer) Strong peer support team.

To learn more about Law(yer) Strong, check out their website at: Home – Law(yer) Strong (lawyerstrong-mb.ca)

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.
Jan
24
Tue
TDS Reception
Jan 24 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This event will take place off campus.  Details and confirmation on timing TBA.

Jan
26
Thu
Faculty Council meeting @ See emails from Dean's Office
Jan 26 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For Faculty Members and invited guests.