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We’re renovating the law student lounge

Ed Bowes

Posted: April 26, 2021 3:55:00 PM ADT

Category: Students , Alumni



Over the last year, COVID-19 has presented UNB Law with many challenges. For the first time in our history, we were forced to close our doors and teach virtually. Despite being away from their peers and professors, our students have shown great resilience—they have not only carried on with their studies, but also excelled in competitive moots, secured articles and judicial clerkships, and devoted their time to pro bono work. As we prepare to reopen the doors to the law school, we are...

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Alumna Jeanne Pratt followed her curiosity to the top levels of the Competition Bureau

Ed Bowes

Posted: April 26, 2021 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni



Jeanne Pratt (LLB’97) never wanted to be a “big-firm Bay Street lawyer.” She also never thought she’d be taking on the biggest Canadian and global merger cases and investigating anti-competitive marketplace activities splashed across media headlines. She ended up doing both. Jeanne came to UNB for law school after graduating from Memorial University in Newfoundland with a BA in political science. She wanted a small school experience and says what she found when she got...

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2020-21 Queen’s Counsel appointments

Ed Bowes

Posted: December 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni



Congratulations to fifteen UNB Law Alumni who received Queen’s Counsel designations in recognition of their high level of personal and professional integrity, and for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession. New Brunswick appointments: Steven R. Barnett, QC (LLB ’95), Fredericton Hugh J. Cameron, QC (LLB ’89), Fredericton Shawn Robert Dempsey, QC (LLB ’94), Moncton Catherine A. Fawcett, QC (LLB ’97), Saint John Andrea M. Folster, QC (LLB...

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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, before being called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador one year later. He graduated with his...

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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 (2001 – 2015). In 2015, she joined the public sector, practising family and criminal law with...

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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 and act now if we are to continue as a species. “Come with me. We have got solar panels to put...

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Alumni Updates - December 2019

Ed Bowes

Posted: December 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: Alumni



It has been a busy few months for UNB Law Alumni with Queen’s Counsel appointments, distinguished awards and even a knighthood! 2019 Queen’s Counsel appointments On December 9, 2019, five UNB Law Alumni received Queen’s Counsel designations in recognition of their high level of personal and professional integrity, and for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession. Cynthia Jeanne Benson, QC (LLB ’91) Donna L. MacEwen, QC (LLB ’89) Matthew M....

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2019 Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture discusses environmental protection and the law

Ed Bowes

Posted: December 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: Students , Faculty , Alumni



The Mary Louise Lynch Room was at capacity as Professor Bruce Ziff of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law presented the twenty-fifth installment of the Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Series. Professor Ziff’s lecture, Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures of the Common Law, focused on the state of legal protections for the environment prior to the extensive legislative reforms that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures...

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2017 Viscount Bennett Lecture

Matt Poirier

Posted: November 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM AST

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 support for anti-democratic and intolerant ideologies of fear around the world and the threat that...

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