UNB Law

Kerri Froc talks gender, diversity and federalism

Ed Bowes

Posted: Aug 4, 2020

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: Jul 20, 2020

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: Jul 3, 2020

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: Mar 30, 2020

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: Mar 23, 2020

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: Mar 12, 2020

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: Mar 5, 2020

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: Feb 19, 2020

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: Feb 18, 2020

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: Feb 12, 2020

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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