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Alumni Updates - December 2019

Ed Bowes

Posted: Dec 16, 2019

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...

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

Ed Bowes

Posted: Dec 6, 2019

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...

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UNB Law Faculty to launch the first Canadian student chapter of Legal Hackers

Ed Bowes

Posted: Oct 1, 2019

Category: Students


The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law will be the first in Canada to have a student chapter of Legal Hackers. Created in 2012 at NYU BLIP Clinic, Legal Hackers is a global grassroots movement of designers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy advocates, researchers, students, teachers and technologists who explore and develop creative solutions at the intersection of law and...

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UNB Law students secure high-profile clerkships

Ed Bowes

Posted: Jun 3, 2019

Category: Students



Ashley Wilson (left) and Fahim Rahman (right), two of thirteen UNB law students to secure clerkships. The UNB Faculty of Law would like to congratulate thirteen law students who have secured judicial clerkships for 2019 and 2020. These students will spend up to one year working for judges in provincial and federal courthouses across the country. Legal clerkships offer valuable professional...

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Norman Siebrasse shares expertise in Seoul

Faculty of Law

Posted: Dec 14, 2018

Category: Faculty


Professor Norman Siebrasse recently traveled to Seoul, South Korea at the invitation of the Seoul National University, Asia-Pacific Law Institute & Center for Law and Technology, where he delivered the lead paper in a seminar - “The Impact of the FRAND Declaration on Patent Remedies.” Standards, such as the Wi-Fi standard for wireless internet, or the MPEG standard for playing...

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UNB congratulates Law moot participants

UNB Law

Posted: Feb 27, 2018

Category: Students



Law students from University of New Brunswick took part in three highly competitive moot law competitions last weekend. In Fredericton, from February 22-24, Andrew Kinley, Hilary Perry, Nicole Sample and Chad Thaincompeted in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition under the supervision of their coach, Professor Michael Marin....

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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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