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UNB Law wins the McKelvey Cup

Ed Bowes

Posted: Feb 22, 2024

Category: Alumni , Students , Faculty



Congratulations to the team of Caitlin Grogan and Shane Scott, who took home the top prize at the 23rd annual McKelvey Cup moot, the Atlantic qualifier for Canada’s national trial advocacy competition, the Sopinka Cup. This victory marks UNB Law's second win at the McKelvey Cup in the past three years. Additionally, the UNB Law Defence team of Susan Ivimey and Jacob Stoddard delivered...

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Rollie Thompson talks rules, discretion and reform in family law at Rand lecture

Benjamin Pollard, J.D. Candidate, 2025

Posted: Feb 15, 2024

Category: Faculty , Alumni , Students



On February 1st, 2024, Rollie Thompson, K.C., Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Law and Counsel at Epstein Cole LLP, delivered the twenty-seventh Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture. One of Canada’s leading family law experts, Prof. Thompson shared insights into the evolution and contemporary landscape of family law in Canada. The event drew UNB students, faculty, and staff, as well...

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UNB Law hosts McKelvey Cup Moot

Ed Bowes

Posted: Jan 24, 2024

Category: Alumni , Faculty , Students



UNB Law is excited to announce that it will host the McKelvey Cup Moot for the first time on February 9, 2024. This longstanding tradition brings together students from Dalhousie’s Schulich Law School, the Université de Moncton faculté de droit and UNB Law for an intensive two-day trial advocacy competition. Students exercise the fundamentals of trial advocacy, including...

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Rollie Thompson, K.C. to deliver Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture

Ed Bowes

Posted: Jan 10, 2024

Category: Students , Alumni , Faculty



Please join us for the 27th Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture. UNB Law is pleased to welcome this year’s guest lecturer, Rollie Thompson, K.C., who will present: Rules, discretion and reform in Canadian family law. Rollie Thompson is Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, and Counsel, Epstein Cole LLP. Thursday, Feb. 1, 20245 p.m. (reception to follow in the...

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A partnership to provide trial advocacy training for lawyers

Ed Bowes

Posted: Sep 15, 2023

Category: Research , Alumni , Students



We are thrilled to announce that the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law and the Faculté de droit of the Université de Moncton have partnered to introduce the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), a week-long academic program designed exclusively for practicing lawyers. The 2024 English program runs from Saturday, April 27 to Friday, May 3, 2024, at UNB Law, while the French...

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David Matyas and Paul Warchuk join UNB Law

Alexa Gualazzi

Posted: Jun 26, 2023

Category: Faculty



UNB Law is thrilled to announce the appointments of David Matyas and Paul Warchuk as assistant professors. "David and Paul bring world-class credentials and experience to UNB Law. They will make important contributions to teaching and research in the Faculty of Law as we work to enhance our program and national and international profile," said Michael Marin, Dean of Law. Mr. Matyas is a Gates...

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Hannah Cameron receives 2023 Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award

Alexa Gualazzi

Posted: Jun 19, 2023

Category: Alumni , Faculty , Students



UNB Law is proud to announce that Hannah Cameron (JD’ 23) has been selected as a recipient of the fourth annual Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award. Established in 2019, the award honours outstanding PBSC volunteers across Canada who embody the organization’s core values of dignity, equity, and humility. Hannah has been recognized for her work on the Stewart McKelvey Wills...

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Seven UNB Law grads appointed King’s Counsel

Ed Bowes

Posted: Nov 16, 2022

Category: Faculty , Students , Alumni



Congratulations to seven UNB Law Alumni who received King’s Counsel designations in recognition of their high level of personal and professional integrity and for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession. Clarence Bennett, K.C. (LLB ’04) Catherine Bowlen, K.C. (LLB ’84) Matthew W. Cripps, K.C. (LLB in ’91) Jamie Eddy, K.C. (LLB ’92) Lisa Keenan,...

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Orientation programming to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

Ed Bowes

Posted: Oct 28, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty , Students



In 2021, UNB Law introduced two important new orientation sessions for first-year students: an Indigenous pipe ceremony and anti-racism training. The purpose of these sessions is to incorporate Indigenous traditions and knowledge into our orientation programming and to provide students with the opportunity to improve intercultural competencies, both of which will help foster an atmosphere of...

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UNB Law to Host New Brunswick Restorative Justice Symposium

Ed Bowes

Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Category: Students



Join us on Nov. 7 and 8, 2022, for the New Brunswick Restorative Justice Symposium. Developed in partnership between UNB Law and the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety, this two day event will be a forum to discuss the benefits of restorative practices from all angles to the community, persons harmed, persons responsible for causing harm and the Justice system at...

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