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William Henry Harrison Moot Court a great success.

Matt Poirier

Posted: Dec 12, 2017

Category: Students , Research



On November 8th, the top four oral advocates from the previous year’s Legal Research and Advocacy class paired off against each other in the William Henry Harrison Moot, arguing a criminal appeal concerning that most Canadian of topics: hockey fights. Both groups put in a lot of work to prepare for the moot and argued their cases valiantly before the bench of 3 judges, but in the end the...

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Professor Jula Hughes Awarded SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

UNB Law

Posted: Dec 4, 2017

Category: Faculty , Research



UNB Law professor Jula Hughes was awarded a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada as principal investigator. The grant was awarded as part of the SSHRC’s November 2016 Competition Awards. Grants provided through the Partnership Program help support research partnerships in social sciences and humanities. Responding to the...

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2017 Viscount Bennett Lecture

Matt Poirier

Posted: Nov 27, 2017

Category: Students , Alumni



Since 1975, UNB Faculty of Law has been proud to bring some of the nation’s brightest legal minds to Fredericton to give a lecture on a topic that is close to them. On October 26 of this year, Dennis Edney QC came to the give the 2017 Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture, titled “The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear”. As its title would suggest, his lecture focused on the growing...

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UNB Hosts Jessup Moot Qualifying Rounds

Matt Poirier

Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Category: Faculty , Students



In the fictional Odasarra Region, on the sparkling shores of the Kumatqesh Ocean, an international catastrophe is looming. The People’s Democratic Republic of Anduchenca has captured a Rukarukan autonomous submarine within their territorial waters. While the international community attempts to deal with this conflict, a news report reveals that Anduchenca, run by a military dictatorship...

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The History of Ludlow Hall

UNB Law

Posted: Nov 7, 2017

Category: Research



A characteristic of many Canadian law faculties is that classrooms, offices, library facilities and lounges are housed within a single building. At UNB that building is Ludlow Hall. Built with the support of Sir Max Aitken and the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation, it was opened in 1968 in a grand ceremony attended by many of Canada’s legal luminaries. It was expanded to its...

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John Kleefeld named dean of law at University of New Brunswick

UNB Law

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

Category: Faculty


John Kleefeld will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of law. Professor Kleefeld comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan where he served as associate law professor with experience in teaching tort law, civil procedure, dispute resolution, legal research, and judgment writing. He has an LLM from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, an LLB from...

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Law professor emerges triumphant in first UNB teach-off

UNB Law

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

Category: Faculty


For a short time on March 21 at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, an ordinary lecture hall became a pedagogical crucible. Five professors threw down their best five-minute lessons to see who would emerge the winner of the first-ever UNB Teach-Off, organized by UNB’s Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. The five professors, Ben Newling (Physics), Cheyenne Joseph...

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UNB Law preparing to host the Canadian qualifying round of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot in 2018

UNB Law

Posted: Apr 3, 2017

Category: Students


 UNB Law is looking forward to hosting next year’s Canadian Qualifying round and students are encouraged to get involved in this prestigious event, coinciding with UNB Law celebrating it’s 125th anniversary. The Jessup Competition  is the world’s largest most prestigious moot court competition and the oldest moot court competition dedicated to international law. The Jessup is open to law...

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Professor Hilary Young presented at the Canadian Media Lawyer s conference

UNB Law

Posted: Nov 16, 2016

Category: Faculty


UNB Law Professor Hilary Young recently presented her paper on "Canadian Defamation Actions: An Empirical Study" at the Canadian Media Lawyer’s Conference in Halifax on Nov. 4. Professor Young’s paper was a quantitative study of Canadian defamation cases between 1973-1983 and 2003-2013.  Professor Young’s findings concluded: Damages have more than doubled, when adjusted for inflation, between...

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Law Students Society President attends Q A with Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Rowe

UNB Law

Posted: Nov 8, 2016

Category: Students


Law Students’ Society President attends Q&A with Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Rowe On Oct. 25 Law Students’ Society President, Veronica Medon, attended a moderated question and answer session with Supreme Court Justice (then nominee) Malcolm Rowe at the University of Ottawa.   As part of their pursuit for greater openness and transparency, the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney...

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