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UNB Law welcomes Graydon Nicholas as Wihkwatacamit

Ed Bowes

Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Category: Alumni


The Hon. Graydon Nicholas, C.M., O.N.B., LL.D. will be visiting UNB Law this year on a part-time basis. Graydon, as he would like us to call him, is a distinguished and highly respected Wolastoqey Elder, lawyer, judge, social worker, and activist. He is originally from Tobique First Nation, which is 180 kilometers northwest of Fredericton. Graydon’s title will be Wihkwatacamit...

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Maria Panezi receives 2021-22 Environmental Trust Fund grant

Ed Bowes

Posted: Aug 23, 2021

Category: Faculty



Professor Maria Panezi has been awarded a $55,000 Environmental Trust Fund grant for the project Supporting New Brunswick’s Green Economy Transition: Interdisciplinary Student Research Group for the Trade-related aspects of the NB Climate Change Act and Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS). Prof. Panezi and her team plan to explore the International Trade parameters of provincial and...

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Kerri Froc receives research grant to examine pay transparency

Ed Bowes

Posted: Aug 12, 2021

Category: Research , Faculty



Professor Kerri Froc has received a research grant of $18,850 through the CBA’s Law for the Future Fund for the project, Establishing the foundation for pay transparency legislation in New Brunswick. The project is a partnership between Prof. Froc and the NB Coalition for Pay Equity—a group of individuals and organizations that pursues and ensures the realization of the right to pay...

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Benjamin Perryman awarded SSHRC grant to study “smart” border technology

Ed Bowes

Posted: Aug 10, 2021

Category: Faculty



Professors Benjamin Perryman (UNB) and Sean Rehaag (Osgoode Hall) have been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for their project Electronic Travel Authorizations: Interdicting Roma Refugees. The partnership includes Air Passenger Rights (APR), a non-profit group whose mission is to advance the rights of air travellers. The project will examine the racial profiling effects of...

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We’re renovating the law student lounge

Ed Bowes

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

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...

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

Ed Bowes

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

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...

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UNB Law grad to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for a second consecutive year

Ed Bowes

Posted: Apr 22, 2021

Category: Students



Third-year UNB Law student Erik Arsenault has been selected to clerk for The Hon. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada. Erik will begin his one-year term in August of 2022 following the completion of a clerkship at the Ontario Court of Appeal. This marks the second year in a row that a UNB Law student has secured a clerkship at Canada’s top court. These coveted...

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Norman Siebrasse cited by the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal

Ed Bowes

Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Category: Faculty



Professor Norman Siebrasse was recently cited in several judicial decisions at both the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. In Apotex Inc v Janssen Inc 2021 FCA 45 the Federal Court of Appeal cited Professor Siebrasse’s work on the utility requirement in patent law, noting his observation that there is no sharp distinction between demonstrated utility and utility based on sound...

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UNB Law students win big at McKelvey Cup

Ed Bowes

Posted: Mar 4, 2021

Category: Students



Congratulations to team UNB Law who took home 6 of 8 awards at the 20th annual McKelvey Cup Moot. The McKelvey Cup is a trial-level moot which sees mooters deliver direct and cross-examinations of witnesses (played by professional actors) as well as an opening or closing statement. The defense team of Erik Arsenault (3L) and James Pinchak (2L) won second place overall, while the Crown...

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Prof. Hilary Young contributes to Non-consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images tort adopted by the ULCC

Ed Bowes

Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Category: Faculty



For more than two years, UNB Law Associate Professor Hilary Young and Associate Professor Emily Laidlaw of the University of Calgary have worked on a law reform project examining the non-consensual disclosure of intimate images (or “revenge porn”). As of Dec. 31, 2020, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) has adopted its Uniform Non-consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images...

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