UNB Law

Norman Siebrasse extensively cited by the Federal Court of Appeal

Ed Bowes

Posted: October 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty



Professor Norman Siebrasse was extensively cited and quoted by the Federal Court of Appeal in an important decision setting out the proper approach to the remedy of an accounting of profits in Nova Chemicals Corporation v Dow Chemicals Company 2020 FCA 141. Nova v Dow is a patent infringement case involving the production and sale of plastic wrap. Nova was infringing upon Dow’s patent....

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Professor Hilary Young reacts to SCC defamation decisions

Professor Hilary Young

Posted: September 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Faculty



On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decisions in two companion cases—the first on Ontario's anti-SLAPP legislation, the Protection of Public Participation Act. 1704604 Ontario Ltd v Pointes Protection involved an alleged breach of contract and was notable for affirming the interpretation of statutory language such as "substantial merit" and "grounds to believe." The...

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Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell to Judge 58th Harrison Shield

Ed Bowes

Posted: September 11, 2020 8:25:00 AM ADT

Category: Students



The 58th edition of UNB Law’s in-house moot will be like no other in the law school’s history. In addition to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, The Hon. Tracey DeWare (LLB ’94) and The Hon. Madame Justice Kathleen Quigg (LLB ’89) of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell has agreed to help judge this...

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Delivering an outstanding legal education during a global pandemic

Ed Bowes

Posted: August 31, 2020 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Students, Faculty



Program Support officer David Anderson (left) and Professor Basil Alexander (right) test new virtual classroom equipment in the Mary Louise Lynch. The UNB Faculty of Law is committed to ensuring a safe, positive, and academically challenging atmosphere for our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The law school is following all health and safety directions provided by the Province of New...

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Kerri Froc talks gender, diversity and federalism

Ed Bowes

Posted: August 4, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Faculty, Research


Professor Kerri Froc’s research into Canadian federalism was recently published in Vickers, Grace and Collier’s, Handbook on Gender, Diversity and Federalism. Professor Froc’s chapter, Reproducing the masculine, neoliberal state: Canadian federalism doctrine and the judicial deregulation of reproductive technologies, examines the gendered workings of Canadian...

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In Memoriam

Ed Bowes

Posted: July 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Alumni


The Hon. David F. Hurley (LLB ’75) | 29 January 1950 to 15 July 2020 The UNB Faculty of Law is saddened to hear of the passing of The Hon. David F. Hurley, sitting Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Justice Hurley graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in 1971 from Memorial University in his native Newfoundland. In 1975, he received his Bachelor of Laws from UNB,...

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UNB Law alumnae secure leadership roles with the judiciary and CRTC

Ed Bowes

Posted: July 3, 2020 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni


Krista J. MacKay, QC (LLB ‘95) was appointed justice of the Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island, becoming the second woman to hold this position. In this role, Justice MacKay presides over provincial court cases in her hometown of Summerside. Prior to her appointment, Justice MacKay had a successful career in private practise with Taylor McLellan (1995 – 1999) and Cox & Palmer...

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UNB Law student Curtis Doyle secures Supreme Court of Canada clerkship

Ed Bowes

Posted: March 30, 2020 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: Students



“It is a tremendous opportunity to learn from some of the brightest students, lawyers, and judges in the country, while turning my mind to important legal problems and doing work that is helpful to the Court.” In the summer of 2021, third-year student Curtis Doyle will be heading to Ottawa, where he will be clerking for the Honourable Justice Moldaver at the Supreme Court of...

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Professor Hilary Young Contributes to LCO Defamation Law Reform Project

Ed Bowes

Posted: March 23, 2020 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty



The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has published its final report titled Defamation Law in the Internet Age. The multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional research project has been four years in the making and, according to the commission, examines “Ontario’s defamation laws and how they should be updated to account for ‘internet speech,’ including social media,...

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The Law for All! Exploring UN Sustainable Development Goals with Girl Guides Canada

Ed Bowes

Posted: March 12, 2020 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: Faculty



Professor Maria Panezi recently met with a group of Fredericton Girl Guides to teach them about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to discuss advocacy for ourselves and others. Prof. Panezi’s presentation, The Law for All!, focused on SDGs Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, and Life Below Water. The group discussed...

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UNB Law researchers cited in Supreme Court’s Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya

Ed Bowes

Posted: March 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research



On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that an action could proceed against Nevsun Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company operating in Eritrea, for breaches of customary international law because, unlike treaty law, customary international law is automatically part of Canadian law. In this case, three Eritrean workers now living in Canada allege that they were forced to work...

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UNB Law colleagues present at CBA-NB’s Midwinter 2020 Conference

Ed Bowes

Posted: February 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty


Associate Dean Michael Marin and Professor Hilary Young recently spoke at CBA-NB’s Midwinter 2020 conference The Future is Now. The two-day event saw legal professionals from across the province come together to engage in networking opportunities, educational programming, and business meetings. Prof. Young, alongside fellow privacy expert David Fraser (McInnes Cooper Halifax), presented...

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UNB Law hosts the 2020 Canadian National Negotiation Competition

Ed Bowes

Posted: February 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Students


The UNB Faculty of Law is proud to host the fourth annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC) at the Wu Conference Centre, Feb. 21-22, 2020. Founded in 2017, the CNNC promotes consensual dispute resolution and builds networks among Canadian law schools and their students. The event also serves as a qualifier for the annual International Negotiation Competition, which will be held...

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UNB Law’s Viscount Bennett lecturer talks crypto-currency regulation

Ed Bowes

Posted: February 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty, Students, Research


Dr. Allan C. Hutchinson, professor of law at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, delivered the forty-first edition of the Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture on January 30. Nearly 100 were in attendance as Hutchinson explored the regulatory challenges of cryptocurrency in his talk, The New Crypto World: Governance on The Margins. What is cryptocurrency? Dr. Hutchinson...

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Perils of Pipelines, Riddles of Resources: The UNB Law Journal releases its 70th volume

Ed Bowes

Posted: February 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research, Faculty, Alumni


The UNB Law Journal has released Volume 70, which explores the forum topic Perils of Pipelines, Riddles of Resources. The centrepiece of this edition is Elizabeth May’s 2019 Viscount Bennett Memorial lecture titled, 1.5 To Stay Alive: How we Find Hope and Honesty in Dangerous Times. May explores the potentially devastating realities of climate change and discusses the need to unify...

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