New additions to UNB Law – “Canada’s great small law school” — professors Michael Marin and Jane Thomson (Rob Blanchard Photo UNB) John Williamson, dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to welcome Jane Thomson and Michael Marin, two young and accomplished legal scholars, to “Canada’s great small… Read More »

John R. Williamson, the dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, joined eight other UNB Law alumni in being sworn in as Queen’s Counsel on Monday, Oct. 24, a distinction conferred during a ceremony at the New Brunswick legislature. Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau presided over the afternoon… Read More »

The International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference was held on Friday, Feb.12 in the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. The UNB International Law Society, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hosts a conference every year to create a forum to discuss the foundations of the international humanitarian law and… Read More »

New Brunswick residents who are interested in assisting with the refugee crisis will soon have more support at their disposal. Thanks to the leadership of UNB law professor Hilary Young, a new chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) will launch in New Brunswick. The program brings together pro bono lawyers, law students, and… Read More »

Legal expert Nicole O’Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law, recently weighed in on the debate over shale gas development in New Brunswick. O’Byrne was featured on the front page of the Times and Transcript on November 1. Read the full story below. Anti-shale gas court case could work, says… Read More »

Legal expert Nicole O’Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law, weighed in on the current state of evidence in the Oland case in a recent media story. The circumstantial evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case is not out of the ordinary, according to O’Byrne. “Generally in… Read More »

In recognition of his parents, the Honourable Charles and Edith Hughes, the late Richard Atwater Hughes has made a generous bequest of over $500,000 to support students entering the study of law at the University of New Brunswick. A journalist, broadcaster, speechwriter and media relations specialist, Richard had a varied career both in New Brunswick… Read More »

Honouring the memory of a beloved employee and classmate, the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE) and graduating law students at the University of New Brunswick have combined to establish the Dawn Muzzerall Prize in Contracts. Known for her intelligence, compassion, humour and drive, Dawn was scheduled to graduate with this year’s… Read More »

The Legacy of the Charlottetown Accord Negotiations 20 Years Later UNB will be hosting a major national conference on October 25 and 26 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord negotiations and the continuing impact of that era on Canadian law and politics. With the recent return to power of the Parti Quebecois,… Read More »

There’s a new face at Stephenville’s courthouse. Felix Collins, justice minister and Attorney General, announced this week the appointment of Laura A. Mennie to Stephenville Provincial Court as a judge, effective Jan. 31. He also announced that Pamela J. Goulding has been appointed to Provincial Court in St. John’s, effective Jan. 30. “Ms. Goulding and… Read More »

The legacy left behind by Ivan Rand fittingly took centre stage Thursday night at the University of New Brunswick’s 18th annual Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture. Distinguished arbitrator, mediator and writer William Kaplan delivered this year’s lecture. “Ivan Rand was my hero when I was in law school,” Kaplan said. “It was his great civil… Read More »