Faculty & Staff

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba has a longstanding reputation for teaching and research excellence. Our students take advantage of many opportunities for individual and group-based academic study as well as experiential learning, conferences, and other academic projects.

Faculty members at Robson Hall engage in scholarly work on the cutting edge of legal issues relevant to our local, national, and international communities. Our research is used by lawyers, courts, legislative bodies and policy-makers across the country, and is published in leading journals and books by renowned presses.

Dr. Richard Jochelson
Dean of Law

204.474.9282

Teaching and Research Areas:

Criminal Law and Procedure; Sexual Expression, Conduct and Work in Canada; Charter Issues in Criminal Law; Socio-legal governance of harm and precaution; Policing and police power; Surveillance and security in legal decision-making; Jury law, disability and the criminal law; Empirical analyses of legal decision makers; Scholarly Publications

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Dr. Virginia Torrie
Associate Dean, J.D. Program;
Associate Professor

204.474.6138

Teaching and Research Areas:

Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Commercial Law; Canadian Legal History; Socio-Legal Studies; Historical Institutionalism; Corporations I; Negotiable Instruments & Banking Law

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Dr. Donn Short
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies;
Professor

204.474.9776

Teaching & Research Areas:

Human Rights Law; Trusts, Property; Scholarly Publications; Educational Law; Safe School Legislation and Policies; Legal Pluralism; Youth Culture; Legal  Construction of  Children and Youth; Law and Religion; Legal History; Theatre and Human Rights

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Dr. Kjell Anderson
Assistant Professor; Director, Master of Human Rights Program

204.474.6157

Teaching & Research Areas:

Human Rights; Mass atrocities; Genocide; International criminal law; Criminology of international crimes; Perpetrators of international crimes; Transitional justice; Armed conflict

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Karen Busby
Professor

204.474.6155

Teaching & Research Areas:

Gender-based Violence; Reproductive and Sexual Rights; Queer Issues; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law

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Dr. Bruce Curran
Assistant Professor

204.474.6133

Teaching & Research Areas:

Contracts; Trusts; Negotiation; Dispute Resolution (including mediation and arbitration); Civil Procedure; Employment Law; Human Rights; Empirical Legal Research; Labour Law

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Martine Dennie
Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Areas:

Tort Law, Labour & Employment Law, Sport Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Law and Society, Critical Legal Studies, Qualitative Research Methods

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Dr. Michelle Gallant
Professor

204.474.6143

Teaching and Research Areas:

Taxation; Philanthropy and Law; International Law; Dispute Resolution; Money Laundering; Terrorist Finance

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Dale Gibson
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

780.454.5081

Teaching & Research Areas:

Dale Gibson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and his scholarly work caused him to be designated “Distinguished Professor” and “Distinguished Professor Emeritus” by the University of Manitoba.

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Brenda Gunn
Professor, Faculty of Law (on secondment) Director, Academic & Research for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Teaching and Research Areas:

Advocating for the Rights of Indigenous People in International Law; Constitutional Law; International Law; Metis People and Canadian Law

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Cameron Harvey
Professor Emeritus

204.474.6115

Teaching and Research Areas:

Agency; Commercial Law; Private International Law

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Dr. Gerald Heckman
Associate Professor

204.474.6139

Teaching and Research Areas:

Public law, including:

Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Advanced Public Law; Labour Law; Human Rights Law; International Human Rights Law; Refugee Law; Francais Juridique

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David Ireland
Assistant Professor

204.474.6147

Teaching and Research Areas:

Evidence; Criminal law and procedure; Advocacy; Mechanics of the Criminal Justice System; Police Powers

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John Irvine
Professor

204.474.6150

Teaching and Research Areas:

Torts; Jurisprudence; Real Property; Personal Property

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Dr. Gerard Kennedy
Assistant Professor

 

Teaching and Research Areas:

Administrative law; Civil Justice and procedure; Constitutional law; Election Law; The Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility; Public International Law 

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Dr. Amar Khoday
Associate Professor

204.474.6129

Teaching and Research Areas:

Criminal Law and Procedure; Administrative Law; Law and Resistance; International Criminal Justice; Law and Popular Culture; Undercover Interrogations; Refugee, Immigration and Citizenship Law and Policy; Human Rights Law and Discourse

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Dr. Gillian MacNeil
Assistant Professor

204.474.6136

Teaching and Research Areas:

Teaching: Legal Methods, Legal Systems and Comparative Law
Research: international criminal law, transnational criminal law, comparative law and constitutional law.

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Darcy MacPherson
Professor

204.474.6136

Teaching and Research Areas:

Court of Appeal Clerkship; Court of Queen’s Bench Clerkship; Commercial Law – Secured Transactions; Corporate/Securities Law Moot; Taxation Law and Policy; Disability rights; Corporate criminal liability; Corporate law; Administrative law; Agency and Partnerships; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law and Procedure

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Dr. Krish Maharaj
Assistant Professor

204.474.9030

Teaching and Research Areas:

Contracts; Trusts; Equity; Civil remedies and damages; Good faith in contractual relations

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Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz
Professor

204.474.7958

Teaching and Research Areas:

Mediation; Dispute Resolution Theory; Women Mediators; Negotiation; Law, Culture & the Humanities; Law & Popular Culture; Topics in Dispute Resolution; Torts and Compensation Systems

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Dr. Bryan Schwartz
Professor;
Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law

204.474.6142

Teaching and Research Areas:

Constitutional Law; Charter of Rights; International Law; Legislative Process; Labour-Management Relations; Internet & E-Commerce Law

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Dr. Mary Shariff
Associate Professor

204.474.6135

Teaching and Research Areas:

Aging and the law; Bioethics; Biogerontology; Biotechnology; Construction law; Contract law; Environment, Natural Resources and Animal law; International trade and business law; Legal Pedagogy; Legal Research and Theory; Legal Strategies

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Katie Szilagyi
Assistant Professor

Law and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Decision-Making, Autonomous Weapons, Blockchain, Legal Theory, Property Law, Privacy Law

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Brandon Trask
Assistant Professor

204.480-1421

Teaching and Research Areas:

Criminal Law and Evidence; Constitutional Law; Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Law and Economics; Political Economy; Economic and Social Regulation; Institutional Design and Development; Environmental Law and Policy; Energy Law and Policy; Torts and Compensation Systems; Negotiation

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Dr. Lorna Turnbull
Professor

204.474.6148

Teaching and Research Areas:

Children, youth and the Law; Income Tax Law and Policy; Methodes Juridiques; Internships; Law and social policy; gender equality, motherwork; rights of children and youth; economic inequality; human rights; reconciliation; income tax; big data

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Boryskavich, Krista
LAW3390 Securities Law
(Bromwich) Jaremko, Rebecca LAW 1530 Legal Systems
Burchill, John LAW2692 Evidence
Daoudi, Tarik Legal Methods (French)
Doyle, Andrea LAW2680 Negotiations (French)
Fainstein, Lisa LAW3344 Business Law Clinical Internship
Fast, Heather LAW3600 Environmental Law
Gindin, Jeffrey LAW3828 Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Hiebert, Nicole LAW2680 Negotiations
Jones, Zilla Legal Methods
Kappo, Tanya Legal Methods
Larocque, Yvan Guy LAW2690 CORP I & LAW3050 Commercial Law
Lugtig, Sarah LAW3990 Externship Seminar
McLandress, James E. LAW3330 Employment Law
Palamar, Jeff LAW3330 Employment Law
Paul, Sacha LAW3980 Indigenous Economic Development and the Law
Paul, Shoshanna LAW3980 Indigenous Economic Development and the Law
Piper, Penny Legal Methods
Saunders, Jessica LAW3310 Aboriginal People & the Law
Serbin, Melissa Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System Seminar
Slonosky, Nick LAW3344 Businuess Law Clinical Internship
Soldier, Stacey Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System Seminar
Torbiak, Andrew LAW2680 Negotiations
Torres, Javier HMRT 7100
Tyler, Robert LAW3690 Real Estate
Wadsworth, Heather LAW 2680 Negotiations
Walker, Michael LAW3990 Clinical Crim/University Law Centre
Wyant, Raymond LAW1140 Crim Law
Chen, Ying Financial Officer 204.474.7626
Churchill-Henry, Rory Admissions, Financial Aid and Awards Officer
Deardorff, Lily Graphic Designer / Web Designer
Feir, Larissa Assistant to the Financial Officer/Textbook Coordinator/Israel & International Law Program Assistant 204.474.6717
Griffin, Lisa Career Development Coordinator 204.474.7932
Illsley, Debra Reception / Office Assistant 204.474.6801
Kruse, Marc Indigenous Student Coordinator 204.474.6151
McFadyen, Trina Director of Professional Development 204.474.6154
Mazur, Christine Communications Officer 204.480.1452
Muller, Rosa Student Advisor / Academic Program Assistant/Prizes and Awards 204.474.6134
Petch, Jodi Executive Assistant to the Dean 204.474.6132
Reimer, Laura MHR Professional Development and Practicum Coordinator
Robert, Chenise Office Assistant / Prizes and Awards / Account Reconciliation 204.474.9774
Tepper, Maria
 Assistant to Associate Dean (Research and Grad Studies) 204.474.9775
Green, Zoe Library Assistant 204.474.6712
Renaud, Matthew Liaison Librarian 204.474.6371
Shirley, Stefany Library Assistant 204.474.9995
Sikorsky, Donna Acting Head 204.474.6372
Stojanovic-Lewis, Diana Library Assistant  204.474.7985
Anderson, Trevor Retired 204.474.6146
Deutscher, David Senior Scholar 204.474.6141
Esau, Alvin Retired 204.474.6148
Fainstein, Lisa Retired
Guth, DeLloyd Retired
Osborne, Phil Retired 204.474.6151